How Kate Middleton And Prince William Will Stay In Touch With Their Children While Touring India And Bhutan [Video]
Kate Middleton and Prince William are leaving in just days for their first official visit to India and Bhutan, and everyone’s wondering how the royals will stay in touch with their two children. According to palace insiders, Kate and William most likely will use the video chatting service, Skype.
Although Middleton and her husband famously took George with them when they toured Australia, they decided this time that the children should stay home. Since the young prince has started school, and Charlotte is still an infant, Kate and her husband have decided to leave them in the capable hands of their nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo.
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The children are also rumored to be spending extra time with their grandparents, Carole Middleton, as well as possibly Queen Elizabeth herself. George, especially, has a sweet bond with his great grandmother, whom he calls “Gan-gan.”
This trip marks the first time Kate Middleton has been separated from Princess Charlotte. But no doubt, the children’s nanny, in addition to speaking with Middleton and Prince William daily, will also keep a diary of moments the parents might miss while they’re travelling.
Kate and her family recently spent several days on a skiing vacation in the French Alps to spend time with their children. While Kate, William, and the children usually visit the Middleton family, this year they decided to go to the Alps. The trip is the first time Kate and William have vacationed as a family since Charlotte was born, and according to a spokesperson for Middleton and her husband, the vacation was a “very special and fun short holiday for the family.”
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Kate and William aren’t the first British royals to use Skype to keep in touch with their family. In fact, Queen Elizabeth herself shocked the world when she revealed that she uses the same service to keep in touch with her granddaughter, equestrian Zara Phillips.
During her annual visit to the Women’s Institute in Sandringham, which the Queen has been a member of since 1943, the longest-reigning British monarch confessed to using Skype, She’s “very much in the modern world, and as most grandparents know, if they want to keep in touch with their families these days that’s what they have to do,” Yvonne Browne, vice president and chair of the Women’s Institute said.
Kate Middleton and her husband begin their tour through India and Bhutan on April 10 for a seven-day visit. One part of their trip will be a visit to Mumbai, where they will tour the Taj Mahal and stay at the famous and luxurious Taj Mahal Palace hotel.
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According to the Daily Mail, Kate and William will stay in the Presidential Suite, which is 5,000 square feet, and boasts stunning private views of the Arabian Sea. Priced at nearly $15,000 per night, the room also claims President Obama as an honored guest.
The hotel is also the site of the 2008 Islamic terrorist bombings, which killed more than 30 people over a four-day period. Middleton and her husband will lay a wreath in remembrance of the victims and meet with hotel staff who helped protect their guests.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will also visit local historic sites in New Delhi and Kaziranga National Park in India, as well as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan. While the country waits for Kate and William’s arrival, the royal couple will travel under heavily armed security since Indian authorities issued a terror alert stating that three terrorists may have entered India through the Punjab region, which shares a boarder with Pakistan, the Daily News reports.
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