Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II carries a folded 5 pounds or 10 pounds in her handbag to donate to the church on Sundays

Kate Middleton and Prince William will join the rest of the Royal Family to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by touring the globe next year, Buckingham Palace has announced.

While the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will jet off to the Commonwealth countries where the Queen is still head of state, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will travel to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea .

The newly wed Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on the Queen's behalf and Prince Harry is set to head to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas as part of the celebrations.

Kate and Willaim's visit to Tuvalu is certain to send the tiny South Pacific islands into a frenzy as no royals have visited since the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh toured the remote nation in 1982.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ''The details and timings of the visits are still under discussion with the host governments.''

The Queen who turns 86 in April and Philip will remain in the UK for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations but will embark on the extensive tour shortly after.