It’s been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, have jetted off to their favourite holiday destination Mustique to celebrate the 6th birthday of their eldest child Prince George. Last we saw William and Catherine this Sunday when Duchess presented the Wimbledon trophy at the Men’s singles final.
The Sun is reporting that William and Catherine are there with their three kids George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and Catherine’s family. Mustique has been a long-standing part of William and Catherine’s lives. It is believed the couple first visited the place in 2006.
Since then they have celebrated many winter breaks at the beautiful in the Caribbean heaven coinciding it with Carole Middleton’s birthday in January. But now with kids being in school its not possible for them to spend winter break so they have chosen to spend summer breaks there.
Mustique a 1400-acre island, steeped in history and surrounded by intrigue, lies in the stream of islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines just a hundred miles west of Barbados. In 1958 Lord Glenconnor, Colin Tennant bought the place for £45,000. In 1960 Colin gave Princess Margaret a plot of land as her wedding gift that made Mustique a staple piece in royal life.
I am expecting a beautiful picture of Prince George next week marking his 6th birthday whose first international flight was also believed to be to Mustique in January 2014.
I hope we will get a surprise from William and Catherine and they will share a picture from their vacation just like we get in 2016 from their French vacation.
In other news, The University of Creative Arts disclosed that the Degree Students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Royal School of Needlework (RSN) collaborated with The Duchess of Cambridge to bring her showcase ‘Back to Nature’ garden to life at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. The Royal School of Needlework is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery, offering a range of courses from one-day classes to a three-year BA (Hons) in Hand Embroidery.
The Royal School of Needlework first worked with Catherine in 2011, creating the bespoke lace on her wedding dress, veil and shoes.
For this latest project, the RSN created a hand-embroidered textile by only using compostable materials to complete the surround of a forest den. The hand embroidery techniques of Whitework and Needlelace were a perfect combination to emulate a camouflage style netting and provide magical, dappled light into the den.
The ethos of the design was to create a piece which employed the traditional skills of hand embroidery combined with the fabrics and materials of the garden. Fine embroidery threads were replaced with jute garden twine, and fine linens and silks replaced with coarse hessian fabrics. The unique hand embroidered textile artwork was then set over a Birch tree ‘A-frame’ to create the forest den. Angie Wyman, Course Leader for the RSN Degree in Hand Embroidery said:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Duchess of Cambridge again and to be able to showcase the adaptability of needlework. This project was brought to life by RSN staff, Degree and Future Tutor students. It is a perfect example of how RSN students work collaboratively and can successfully apply their design and hand embroidery skills to new contexts and materials.”
Next, we will see William and Catherine on August 09 when they will be competing against each other at King’s Cup sailing regatta in Cowes for which they have already started practice.