Is there trouble in paradise—like literally? Will and Kate didn’t go on the Middleton family’s annual vacay to the tropical island of Mustique, and now everyone’s wondering…is Kate distancing herself from her not-so-humble-humble-roots?

Of course not. The Middletons have a long standing tradition of heading to the sunny isle in the winter, generally to coincide with Mama Mid’s birthday at the end of January, and Will and Kate usually go. But given that Prince George just started pre-school (he’s doing very well, thanks for asking) and nine-month old Princess Charlotte is old enough to have a pretty busy routine of her own going, the royal pair have given it a miss this year.

PS Kate, you did call the hotel and make sure they sent out one of those cake’s with sparklers on your mom’s birthday, right?


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