Before embarking on a hectic three-week official tour of Australia and New Zealand next month, Kate Middleton and Prince William are spending some time together – without Prince George, who will accompany his parents in the April trip to the Pacific nations.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have flown to a faraway island for a romantic escapade, leaving their little baby George at home and shooing away intermittent rumours about Kate's pregnancy.
Well, this seems logical for the royal couple who seem to have not had a romantic respite ever since becoming a first-time mum and dad.
The royal couple reportedly arrived in Maldivian capital Male on 6 February, on a British Airways flight.
Accompanied by Scotland Yard detectives, Prince William and Kate Middleton were transferred on a private seaplane to a five-star resort, Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel, on a secluded island in Noonu atoll, north of Male.
The tabloid reported that the 45-villa resort has been booked for a week only for the royal couple and their aides.
Prince George with grandparents
The paper also reported that William and Kate have left their eight-month-old baby with Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, at their family home in Berkshire.
The royal baby has stayed with his grandparents in Berkshire before too, soon after his birth on 22 July. Kate Middleton had taken her one-month-old son to her parents' place in August.
The first official photo of William, Kate and George, released by Clarence House, was also taken by Michael Middleton in the garden of the Middleton family home in Berkshire.
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince George will fly together for their historic visit to New Zealand and Australia on 7 April.