Kate and Wills to visit remote islands of Tuvalu
The Duke and Duchess, both 29, are to fly to Tuvalu – a group of islands in the South Pacific – with just 10,400 inhabitants.
‘We are very proud of having the Queen as our head of state and were happily planning to celebrate her jubilee when this wonderful news came through,’ says consul to the UK, Iftikhar Ayaz.
Kate and Wills will also jet to Malaysia, Singapore and the Solomon Islands, though no date has yet been confirmed.
But it is their trip to the ‘small and faraway state’ of Tuvalu that’s likely to build up the most interest.
‘As the islands that make up Tuvalu are very remote – some are 500km apart – the news will take a while to filter through,’ Iftikhar tells the Daily Mail.
‘But all of the residents will be delighted.’
As part of the celebrations for the Queen’s 60 years on the throne, Prince Charles and Camilla will travel to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, while Prince Harry is to fly solo in Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
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