The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are preparing to continue their duties as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a planned trip to the South Pacific.
Starting on September 11, the couple will visit Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Borneo and the Solomon Islands, before ending their nine-day trip on the fourth smallest country in the world, the South Pacific island of Tuvalu.
The couple, who are visiting destinations chosen personally by the Queen, will also spend one night on privately owned Tavanipupu Island in the Solomons, which they are treating as a second honeymoon.
Kate is expected to take around 30 different outfits suitable for occasions ranging from state banquets to a jungle trek, as well as jewellery reportedly loaned to her by the Queen, including one of her favourite tiaras.
Kate’s famous hair will also be taken care of throughout the trip, with Prince Charles personally footing the bill for a freelance stylist to travel with the pair.
The trip will include visits to the Commonwealth nations of Singapore and Malaysia on behalf of the British Government, a dinner hosted by the Malaysian king in his palace, a trek through the jungles of Borneo and a state dinner in the form of an outdoor island feast. Kate will also give her first official speech abroad, at a hospice in Kuala Lumpur.
The Queen last visited the Solomon Islands in 1982.