The annual Middleton family holiday to Mustique to celebrate Carole’s birthday has finally occurred. Kate took George to Mustique sometime this past week to vacation with her family. Prince William has stayed behind to continue attending classes in Cambridge.
At least Kate took George with her and didn’t leave him behind with a nanny while she vacationed. I’m sure she took a bunch of nannies with her, though. George is said to have behaved well. Is that surprising to anyone else? We know he’s a fussy baby, so I would have thought he would have been fussy on the plane, but maybe not. It sucks for other passengers when there is a baby on a plane and it cries the entire time, so if George was actually well-behaved (and not PR-fake well-behaved), then that’s a good thing.
Do you think William is enjoying not having to deal with Kate and George, or do you think he misses them—or just George? Do you think he’s annoyed with having to miss the annual vacation? There is a picture of William looking “glum” while arriving at Cambridge on January 28th… was Kate already in Mustique then and does William look glum because he misses his baby, or because he’s missing a vacation? Or does he look glum because that’s his usual setting? So many questions!
Anyway, I wonder if we will get any photos this time. Last year the palace made a ruckus when a photographer took photos of a pregnant Kate on the beach.
You know what’s most interesting… the fact that the palace released two new Kate appearances for February just days/hours before this vacation news. The first appearance news was released the day the Queen’s finances were under fire (now I’m wondering if that release was to offset the Queen’s finance drama or because they knew Kate was leaving for vacation), and the second one was today (Kate will open the Art Room on February 14th). Interesting how PR works. To offset this news of Kate’s vacation they release news of an appearance to distract us. Like one appearance offsets a week of vacation time when she hasn’t done any duties since December 11th when she attended a screening at the Natural History Museum (If you want to go with a non-celeb appearance she visited a school on December 6th).
In related news, Kate and William reportedly visited Anmer Hall last weekend to check on their renovations (because one million dollar renovation isn’t enough, they need two), which were supposed to be finished by the end of last year but weren’t.