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Prince William and Duchess Kate’s top 10 travel destinations

- April 28th, 2014
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Since Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in April 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have embarked on a number of official and personal trips abroad. From their first royal tour of Canada to their second honeymoon in the Maldives and their journey with baby son Prince George on the just-completed 2014 tour of New Zealand and Australia, Prince William and Kate have travelled to some of the most iconic destinations on Earth.

In Photos: Discover the top 10 travel destinations of the young royal couple in our photo gallery

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New Zealand: Prince William and Kate started their three-week April 2014 tour of Oceania in New Zealand. Visiting both the North and South Islands of New Zealand during their stay, the royal pair — and Prince George, on his first official engagement — delighted crowds by participating in a sailing race, sampling New Zealand wine, touring a historic aviation museum with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and taking a jet boat ride on the famed Shotover River.

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Australia: Prince William, Duchess Kate and baby Prince George, completed their 2014 tour of Oceania with a visit to Australia. While here, the royal family visited some of the country’s most iconic tourist sites, like Uluru, the Blue Mountains and the Sydney Opera House, while Prince George delighted royal watchers with an Easter Sunday trip to Taronga Zoo.

Courtesy <a href="http://www.hellomagazine.com" target="_blank">Hello Magazine</a>

(Courtesy Hello Magazine)

Mustique: In February 2014, Duchess Kate took baby Prince George on his first international — if unofficial — trip for the annual Middleton family getaway in Mustique, though Prince William had to stay behind in England. The prince was unable to attend this year as he was enrolled in a 10 week program on agriculture at Cambridge University. Hello Magazine published the first photo of Duchess Kate and Prince George’s sun escape.

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Dalvay-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island: While the July 2011 Canadian tour of Prince William and Kate began in Ottawa, it was in Prince Edward Island that the couple really relaxed and showed off their true personalities during the events of the day. They joked with each other while competing in a dragon boat race, embraced Canada’s First Nations culture during a traditional Mi’kmaq smudging ceremony and devoured lobsters and clams on the beach. Prince William also captivated the crowds with a helicopter ‘water bird’ landing emergency exercise.

(Handout/QMI Agency)

(Handout/QMI Agency)

Skoki Lodge, Banff, Alberta: After making a surprise visit to the wildfire ravaged town of Slave Lake, Alta., Prince William and Kate boarded a helicopter and were flown to Banff National Park where they stayed for a night of private time during their Canadian tour. Skoki Lodge hosted the Royals in their Riverside Cabin. Wills and Kate ate from the same menu as all guests, choosing to dine on beef, baked vegetables and B.C. wine. They also went on a private walk, without security, from their cabin along the local hiking trails.

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Los Angeles, California: Prince William and Kate arrived in California from Canada in July 2011 to promote British trade and investment in the United States. The highlight of their West Coast trip was the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala at the historic Belasco Theater. The Duke and Duchess defined glamour at the event, choosing to dress in a dashing tux and flowing lilac Alexander McQueen dress, respectively. Celebrity attendees like Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks were left in awe of the stunning Royal couple.

(Courtesy Mike Myers/North Island Seychelles)

(Courtesy Mike Myers/North Island Seychelles)

Seychelles: Prince William and Kate honeymooned on the Seychelles’ North Island in May 2011. The private island has 11 guest villas and the newlyweds reportedly rented the entire island at a cost of $711,459.36 for a completely secluded getaway. Here, Wills and Kate enjoyed posh accommodations and exciting activities like sea kayaking, scuba diving and boating.

(Courtesy Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel)

(Courtesy Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel)

Maldives: Prince William and Kate made a return to the Indian Ocean for their second honeymoon in the Maldives in March 2014. The royal pair arrived on a British Airways flight and stayed at a private five-star resort on the northern Noonu atoll called Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel. The resort has 45 villas, a spa, gourmet restaurants and plenty of opportunity for water sports and diving. The property had just opened in November 2013. Prince George was left behind with his nanny in England for this trip.

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(Reuters)

Singapore: Prince William and Kate celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 with a tour of Singapore. The royal pair stayed at the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented. They also toured botanic gardens during their stay and viewed an orchid named for Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana.

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(Reuters)

Solomon Islands: Prince William and Kate continued their 2012 Diamond Jubilee tour in the Solomon Islands. The islands embraced the royals, decorating them with traditional garlands after they arrived and giving them traditional dress to wear. After a busy day of engagements with the locals, the royal couple were transported for an evening to a remote island resort in a traditional war canoe.

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1 comment

  1. Journeymart | April 30, 2014 at 4:05 am

    A country at the bottom of the world, the last place God made and he saved up the best for the last. It is New Zealand.

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