British Royal Family

Prince William and Duchess Catherine jet off on their first holiday as a family-of-five

The Cambridge clan are enjoying some well-deserved time off at their favourite tropical island.

By Bella Brennan

If you're wondering why you haven't seen much of your favourite royal couple this week, that's because Prince William and Duchess Catherine have reportedly taken their three young children on holiday.

It's believed the Cambridges are enjoying their first getaway since welcoming Prince Louis in April and as a family-of-five.

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The holidays chatter first arose after reputable royal Instagram account Tea Time with the Cambridges revealed Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and The Middletons had been spotted boarding a private plane en route to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.

"A lovely follower on Instagram messaged me that her friend spotted The Cambridges along with The Middletons on their way to Vacation in St. Lucia," the royal blogger said.

"They mentioned the Cambridges then got off the plane and went on a private one to their next destination. My best guess is they're on their way to Mustique."

The private island is the perfect destination for the royals to escape.
The private island is the perfect destination for the royals to escape.

Mustique, an island in St Vincent and the Grenadines, is one of the William and Kate's favourite escapes.

Every year the Middleton clan jet to the stunning island of Mustique in the Caribbean, and if their schedules permit, the Cambridges usually join then.

It's a chance for one of the world's most famous families to escape the spotlight and spend some quality time together.

The secluded destination, which has a no-fly zone, has become a Middleton tradition.

Kate also picked the private island for her babymoons before welcoming George and Charlotte.

While we don't know which members of Kate's family are there this year, Kate's pregnant younger sister Pippa could very much be heading to the stunning location for her own babymoon before she welcomes her first child in October.

The last time Kate was there was in 2015 during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte.
The last time Kate was there was in 2015 during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte.
Following in Kate's footsteps? Pippa Middleton could be joining the royals for her own babymoon.
Following in Kate's footsteps? Pippa Middleton could be joining the royals for her own babymoon.

Making their vacay even more special is the fact that Prince George rings in his fifth birthday this Sunday, July 22nd.

The last time William and Kate were there was in 2015 during the Duchess' pregnancy with Charlotte.

Earlier in the year, 36-year-old Kate revealed it was the simple pleasures in life she cherished most with her children.

"Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish," she penned in a letter for Children's Hospice Week.

We have no doubt there'll be plenty of special family moments on this holiday!

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We hope you like the surf and sun, little Louis.
We hope you like the surf and sun, little Louis.