WillKat's second honeymoon...

(316 Posts)
louloutheshamed Fri 07-Mar-14 06:09:46

They've gone to the Maldives without Prince George apparently (it's in the dm)

Seriously?? Think this might turn the tide of public opinion against them...seems its just one long holiday being the D and D of Cambridge....

crazyspaniel Fri 07-Mar-14 07:13:58

Well, they need a holiday - him to recover from the shooting holiday in Spain a couple of weeks ago, and her to recover from the Mustique holiday last month. I think she may even have put on a posh frock and "worked" for a couple of hours in between. No wonder they're exhausted.

BraveLilBear Fri 07-Mar-14 07:23:21

Lucky them. DS was born practically the same day as PG and we would love a holiday... except I'm back to work Monday and the childcare bill is a shocker.

I'm surprised she's ok about leaving him alone that long though - guess she's definitely not breastfeeding sny more.

katienana Fri 07-Mar-14 07:24:26

I like them but am shocked by this just makes me think tbey are the same old royals...Can't imagine choosing to be so far away from my baby for so long.

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Mar-14 07:26:47

Let's hope it does turn the tide of public opinion against them.

Vive la Revolution! wink

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 07-Mar-14 07:29:57

If the baby is in good hands, why not? He is first GS for doting GPs and probably has a very competent nanny.
If I could afford holidays every few weeks, without the baby, I'd take them too.

hippoesque Fri 07-Mar-14 08:35:00

Probably worth remembering the DM's angle is always going to portray them badly. I've read today's article (don't flame me, baby was awake all night!) and the tone of it is just so sneering. Drives me bonkers as it's shit journalism designed to invoke everyone to hate the royals.

FWIW I do think they live a very privileged life but there is nothing I can do about it so can't get to the point where I'm that arsed about where they are in the world.

Well off couple in thirties takes winter holiday. Hardly the stuff of revolutions is it? Why do people care? You aren't paying for this holiday.

DrankSangriaInThePark Fri 07-Mar-14 08:41:18

I haven't had a holiday since dd was born. She is 10.

But I certainly don't begrudge them theirs.

crazyspaniel Fri 07-Mar-14 08:41:30

They're not paying the massive security costs for the holiday, and for their child to be staying at his grandparents, out of their own pocket, are they? Of course the taxpayer is contributing to this, and to all their other holidays.

AgathaF Fri 07-Mar-14 08:43:58

Bet the DM's got the long lenses already set up for the sunbathing photos.

expatinscotland Fri 07-Mar-14 08:46:32

Shocker. Been so long since their last holiday.

Nanny0gg Fri 07-Mar-14 08:48:02

<idly wonders if they read MN as well as the Other Place>

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 08:48:08

Do people have annual honeymoons then? I thought second honeymoons normally came 10/15/20 years after the wedding? Who is calling it a 2nd honeymoon- DM or the palace?

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 08:49:31

Because it's just yet another holiday, surely?

AgathaF Fri 07-Mar-14 08:49:40

fideline i guess it's a similar thing to those people who renew their wedding vows on a regular basis. Never really got the need for that, either grin.

Gigondas Fri 07-Mar-14 08:51:01

What crazy said.

Don't judge for leaving pg as it's their child and he is hardly going to be left in his cot alone.

Gigondas Fri 07-Mar-14 08:51:52

Expat I am not sure how they managed with so few breaks.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 08:52:21

Of course!Will and Kate our answer to Seal and Heidi Klum!! That makes sense of so much.

They should be encouraged to renew their vows in different cathedrals annually, preferably in fancy dress. Tourism practically depends on it, in fact. smile

ProlificPenguin Fri 07-Mar-14 08:52:35

Having lots of money seems to make people happy to leave their children, maybe because they have good Nannies? I have a great Nanny two days a week as I work and I could imagine maybe leaving baby over night but for a longer time when I am out of the country no. I think this will dent their popularity too.

I know someone who took a month long honeymoon leaving her three children behind, youngest aged 3, no Nanny she used her Mum and sister. Children moved around in the four weeks and sometimes separated. I couldn't do that.

Roseandmabelshouse Fri 07-Mar-14 08:52:54

I fully plan to go to the Maldives if my pregnancy goes well and I have a healthy baby. My parents actively encourage caring for the grandchildren weeks at a time to allow 'couple time'.

OhMerGerd Fri 07-Mar-14 08:52:59

Yes we are paying for the security and their general upkeep even if it only 3p or 0.5p per taxpayer for this jaunt I'd rather my share went to ensure our schools didn't have to be outsourced to private companies/academies, better maternity provision so that babies can spend a few more weeks with their mums and our elderly had a hot meal every day if they're unable to cook for themselves.
A week in The Maldives for anyone (royal or not) is not what I pay my taxes for.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 08:53:51

Of course the multiply-vow-renewing Seal and Heidi thing didn't end well hmm

meditrina Fri 07-Mar-14 08:57:29

The security costs would be much the same wherever they are, and it cannot be much fun to know that you have to be body guarded all the time as there are people who would deliberately seek out you or your baby to harm or kill.

I was still on maternity leave at 7 months and if I had GPs with whom I could leave a baby happily for a few days, I think I'd have done it.

frogwatcher42 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:02:35

I really do not think we should pay security for their holidays. I was talking to a man who does security for them/other royals and quite frankly it is appalling how the team are at the royal beck and call. It must cost a fortune - it would be interesting to know how much is spent on security at the tax payers expense.

Apparently this isn't included in the figures when calculating the cost of the royal family and the more I learn (from this chap I was talking to) the more shockingly big I think the figure must be.

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