British royals’ Mustique vacation causes stir

Special security has reportedly been put in place as Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William vacation in Mustique (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Security protocols reportedly put in place on Mustique to ensure the privacy of members of the British Royal Family are said to be making other vacationers there unhappy.

International media reports say that the rest of Mustique is on lock down as Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge – and her family vacation at a US$23,000 per week mansion.

There are security and strict regulations that follow the Duchess of Cambridge, wherever she goes and security is expected to increase when Prince Williams joins the family for vacation.

It is the second time the Duchess is vacationing on the island – long renowned as a playground for the world’s rich and famous, including Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger.

Kate and her husband, Prince William, travelled to Mustique in 2006 for a luxury getaway while they were still dating.

The Middletons – Kate, along with her parents, Michael and Carole, brother, James, and sister, Pippa left London for Mustique on Friday. Prince Williams is expected to join them on Mustique sometime soon.

The Mustique Company, which manages the private island – a part of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) – is said to be restricting the movements of other guests to protect the Middletons’ privacy.

According to reports, holidaymakers and other residents of the island have been banned from using the rented “mules,” or golf carts, normally used to travel around Mustique.

Visitors to the island are being quizzed by security before being allowed to access the beach and other island hot spots, reports say.

“This isn’t exactly the way one expects to be treated when you pay very good money to visit the most exclusive island in the Caribbean,” a local millionaire, who asked not to be named, told the Mail newspaper in London.

Neither the palace nor the Mustique Company had comment on the royal couple’s vacation plans, according to international media reports.

Mustique now has 74 villas available to rent, nine pristine beaches and the world renowned Basil’s Beach Bar.

It is known for its raw natural beauty and elegant accommodation, simple lifestyle and a family “house party” atmosphere.

In 1989, the government of SVG authorised the Mustique Company to operate Mustique as a private island.

In 960, Princess Margaret was given a 10-acre plot of land as a wedding gift on which she built “Les Jolies Eaux”, a signature villa that still exists today.

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15 thoughts on “British royals’ Mustique vacation causes stir

  1. I hope no ones told Gonsalves, he will be over there scrounging.

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 11:11
  2. “…a local millionaire, who asked not to be named…”? Huh? We have local millionaires?

    Posted by Kamal | January 25, 2012, 11:13
  3. William, lock the refrigerator, Humpty Dumpty may pay a visit.

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 11:14
  4. “it’s all good”

    Posted by Bute Jeffrey | January 25, 2012, 12:20
  5. KAMAL, ask the Francis boy, he will have the answer.

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 12:22
  6. the people of SVG should be able to go to any beach that thair wish too gO!!!!!

    Posted by Bute Jeffrey | January 25, 2012, 12:37
  7. is svg for sale ?it look like untill you have money you can go there and do as you are please and we vincentians have no what a sweet svg.

    Posted by vincy | January 25, 2012, 14:50
  8. negative peeeeeeeooooooople… this happens anywhere in the world…not just in SVG

    Posted by progressive woman | January 25, 2012, 16:30
  9. Don’t knock it, the visit by William & Kate will bring more tourists to Mustique and ultimatly SVG. Being here is world news so we are getting free World-wide advertising. We could never pay for such advertising.

    As for that jerk from the Green party, stop being a twerp and get rid of that inferiority complex.

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 16:50
  10. As for you Gonsalves, just because you went to their wedding doesn’t make you a friend of any kind whatsoever. Save us embarrasment and leave them alone.

    Posted by Peter | January 25, 2012, 16:52
  11. YEA Bute, but it’s a royal visit and my fellow Vincentians do not conduct themselves properly these days.

    Posted by smooth | January 25, 2012, 17:35

    Posted by Casi Ann | January 25, 2012, 21:21
  13. “In 1989, the government of SVG authorised the Mustique Company to operate Mustique as a private island.” Ah wondah who was in power then? Them had to have a serious case of “breadfruit mentality” to do such ah ting!

    Posted by Jason | January 29, 2012, 00:53
  14. No wandah the queen love he so much she even anointed him as”SIR”! Talk bout sell out!!! Judgement waiting patiently fo yo me boy.GOD doh sleep!

    Posted by Jason | January 29, 2012, 00:58
  15. Good justification. I like to make out the print IMDB

    Posted by Richelle Kantarian | February 19, 2012, 07:32

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