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Prince William and Kate Middleton are maintaining a dignified silence on their honeymoon plans, but OK! has the scoop on the most likely locations for the royal couple’s post-wedding escape.
“Privacy is their main concern,” says Christopher Andersen, author of William and Kate: A Royal Love Story, who expects the globe-trotting couple to catch their breath at Balmoral, the queen’s Scottish residence, before heading off on an exotic escape.
The first possibility is Mustique, where “William and Kate have spent some of their happiest days,” according to Christopher, who suggests that the pair could return to Villa Hibiscus, a five-bedroom hilltop hideaway overlooking the Caribbean island’s stunning Macaroni Beach.
The villa’s owners, plus the island’s doctor, yoga teacher and even the local bar owner have all been invited to the wedding.
The second possibility is Australia. William recently hinted at a honeymoon on Australia’s east coast, saying he’s “always wanted to dive the [Great] Barrier Reef.” The couple could stay at Heron Island, one of the Great Barrier Reef’s chicest resorts to combine privacy with world-class scuba diving.
As a third option, the outdoorsy pair wouldn’t need to travel far for a stay on the gorgeous Isles of Scilly, home to England’s best beaches. The islands are already a favorite of William’s father, Prince Charles, and the publicity would also guarantee a tourism boost for their home country.