5 of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Favorite Vacation Spots

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From safari drives deep in the heart of Africa and European sunshine breaks to raucous ski trips and declarations of love in the Indian Ocean, Prince William and Kate Middleton have had some pretty memorable vacations over the course of their 14-year relationship! Ever since they were spotted kissing on the ski slopes of the Swiss Alps in 2004, they have tended to go away twice a year together, heading once to the sun and once to the snow. However, there has been a fair bit of switching things up over the past few years that reflects their changing lives. These days, the couple makes a point of going away for a reboot break ahead of every royal tour they undertake, and times have certainly changed since the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Alps

Klosters in Switzerland has always been Prince Charles’s favorite ski resort, so it’s no surprise it was William’s choice too for many years. He and Kate have vacationed in the picturesque chocolate-box town a handful of times with Charles and other family members, as well as with their own friends. It was the backdrop for that first snowy kiss and also where Prince Charles took them as part of a small group ahead of his wedding. In recent years, though, William and Kate have moved on from the old-school resort and mostly favored buzzier destinations in the French Alps. They have been to both Méribel — a Middleton favorite and the location of Pippa’s bachelorette trip — and Courcheval, which is where they took Prince George and Princess Charlotte last year. Additionally, William headed to the Swiss resort of Verbier earlier this year for his infamous boys’ trip.

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Indian Ocean

In the first flush of romance, William and Kate vacationed on the rustic island of Rodrigues, just off the mainland of Mauritius. William had been there on his gap year working on an environmental project and returned with Kate and some friends when they were at university. He and Kate went back to that part of the world in 2007 when they stayed at the Desroches Island Resort in the Seychelles, which is where they cemented their relationship after their brief breakup. When they returned for their honeymoon in 2011, they stayed on North Island with their own private chef and spent time snorkeling. In 2014, they chose the Maldives ahead of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. The pair left Prince George at home with Kate’s parents and had a week together at the Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel.

Mustique

The ultraluxe Caribbean island has been a Middleton family favorite for years, and William and Kate vacationed there for the first time together in Villa Hibiscus, where they played beach games and went for drinks at the Firefly Hotel. Kate’s vacation tipple of choice? A piña colada! The couple has also stayed in the spacious Villa Rocina, but most of the time they — along with Kate’s family — have stayed in Villa Aurora, which features individual little cottages around a central pool. While there, they usually go scuba diving, play tennis, and have drinks at The Cotton House Hotel. However, since Princess Charlotte was born, they have stayed a little closer to home.

France

It seems that a quick one-hour plane journey is now preferable over lengthy flights to the Caribbean once you have two little ones in tow. Last year, instead of joining Kate’s family in Mustique as they have in the past, William and Kate took George and Charlotte to France for a week in the sun. Ahead of their tour of Canada, the family of four spent some time at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz on the French coast before staying with friends and family nearby. William and Kate had also vacationed in France ahead of their tour of Asia in 2012. On this occasion, they stayed in the chateau belonging to David Linley, the son of William’s great-aunt Princess Margaret, but what was meant to be a relaxing mini break quickly snowballed into a lengthy court case after topless pictures of Kate were taken.

Kenya

The country will forever be associated with the couple after they got engaged there in 2010, although they have actually visited twice. The Summer they finished university was the first time William took his then-girlfriend to experience the country which had captured his heart as a teenager. They stayed with William’s friends the Craigs before traveling on to the Mukogodo Hills to stay in the Il N’gwesi Lodge, enjoying safari drives and al fresco dinners during their visit. When they returned in 2010, they again stayed with the Craigs before William whisked Kate to the Rutundu Log Cabin on the slopes of Mount Kenya. There, they went fishing for rainbow trout, cooked for themselves, and enjoyed log fires and evenings lit by hurricane lanterns.

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Crown Your Father For Father’s Day…That’s John BC In His Element With His Favorite Liquor

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Below we have John BC. I took home a bottle of Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished this weekend as his Father’s Day gift and you would’ve thought I got him a new John Deere backhoe. John BC went nuts over one of the coolest bottles you’ll ever see. And the giant purple bag that’s like a collector’s item in his world. He loves this whiskey.

Thanks to Crown for this opportunity for my dad. We’re so happy to be partnering with Crown Royal. It’s a highlight of dad’s summer.

It’s the fanciest bottle of liquor John BC has ever had in his house…so fancy:


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19 Regular Dads Reveal Who Their Favorite and Least Favorite Celebrities Are

Dads are a lot of things — hard-working, protective, loving, and embarrassing, just to name a few — but one thing you may not associate with your old man is Hollywood. Sure, he probably enjoys going to the movies and might even stay in the room long enough to watch the Oscars with you, but actually knowing celebrities, their names, and details about their lives isn’t always the case. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, a few POPSUGAR editors wanted to get their dads’ opinions on their favorite and least favorite celebrities and the reasoning behind their choices. Needless to say, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hilariously came up a few times (and we had to edit some of the texts). Keep reading to see some of the most dad-worthy texts ever, then check out Hollywood’s cutest father-daughter duos!

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This Is What Your Favorite Hotties Looked Like in 1997, Which Was 20 F*cking Years Ago

Can you believe it’s been two decades since the ’90s? For those of us old millennials who were in our prime in the late ’90s, it feels like just yesterday that we were plastering our walls with posters of our crushes like Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. What’s even more amazing — aside from the questionable fashion — is that these guys have stood the test of time and are still on our list of hotties today 20 years later. Take a stroll down memory lane with these 23 photos from 1997 and relive the good old days.

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Open Post: Hosted By This Dad Whose Favorite Word Is “Huh?”

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Dear old dad-in-law! You know the things that can drive you crazy about someone you love? Especially the repetitive stuff. The Daily Dot gives us this video (which has already gotten over 300,000 views) from a guy in Missouri. He put together this supercut of his father-in-law asking “huh?” over and over (and over) again. It would drive me insane. The other Mr. Harvey is a sniffler and I’ve come close to divorce a couple of times over it. I should probably film him and then make one of these. I’m not sure I have the patience to stalk and document my husband like this guy did to his father-in-law, though.

Check out “Huh?” Dad below.

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Dig In, Duchess! These Are Kate Middleton’s Favorite Foods

What does the Duchess of Cambridge eat? The short answer is: pretty much everything — just not all in the same day. Countless stories have been crafted about how much or how little she consumes, with speculation about her diet and assorted far-fetched theories about how she retains her slim physique. However, just a little digging reveals exactly what kinds of food the duchess likes, and — surprise! — it’s pretty much the same as the rest of us.

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Is Your Favorite Celebrity A Horse, A Muffin, Or A Bird?

As we head back into the week after the long weekend, I felt like we might need something a little lighter to ease us back to reality. So let me introduce you to your new favorite party game: Horse-Muffin-Bird. The rules are fairly simple. Everyone’s physical appearance can be described using two of the three categories (horse, muffin, or bird for those of you not reading along at home) where one is the dominant and one the recessive factor.

For instance, Pajiba favorite John Oliver is a Bird-Horse.

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He is both birdy and horsey, but his bird qualities just slightly overwhelm his horse ones. To illustrate, Personal favorite Jeremy Allen White is Oliver’s inverse: Horse-Bird.

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If there’s ever been a more perfect example of Muffin-Bird than Amber Ruffin, I don’t want to know about it because she’s perfect, and I want her in all the things.

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Although I should clarify that «muffin» in no way implies «diminutive» since Dwayne Johnson is a clear case of Horse-Muffin.

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As is Haley Atwell.

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Now, you might be asking «Can a person have both dominant and recessive factors from the same category?» Which you would also ask if you’ve never seen obvious Bird-Bird person Rooney Mara.

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Further it should be pointed out that none of these categories carry with it a statement on the attractiveness of the person. Calling someone a horse, for instance, might sound like an insult until you remember Flawless Person Viola Davis is a Horse-Horse, and clearly gorgeous don’t make me end you.

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There are plenty of combinations and celebrities that I haven’t covered, so feel free to add them in the comments. But for the love of god, people, stick to the spirit of the game. This is a fun game; it’s not supposed to be mean or gross. I’m just asking everyone to kindly describe strangers as a combination of two animals and a food. Let’s not make it weird.

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Open Post: Hosted By Dlisted’s Favorite Musical Artiste Giving You The Video Of The Year! 

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Forever reigning Queen of Rap, former HSOTD, ho shit icon and poetry scholar CupcakKe is back to show all the hos in the music industry that you don’t need a seven figure budget to make a video worthy of the Smithsonian. All you need is a friend’s freshly renovated apartment, a gift card to Whole Foods, a non-allergy to corn, a head nurse costume from your favorite hooker store, no gag reflex and insane mounts of grace and gentility.

Because today is Memorial Day and CupcakKe’s new song features the poetic lyric, “I’ll eat that sausage all day like it’s Memorial Day/ I’m talking barbecue sauce and mustard on it/ And the mayonnaise comes when you bust right on it,” she has squirted out the video for it. Not only is it a work of art, but it’s also very educational and should be shown at the most prestigious medical schools in the world!

Someone has finally put Dr. Oz out of a job and it’s Nurse CupcakKe. In the video, Nurse CupcakKe shows up to some dude’s apartment and saves his life by sucking a corn cob over his crotch. Nurse Practitioner CupcakKe (more like Nurse Pracdicktioner) brings dick to life by giving it CPR! And Nurse CupcakKe brought me back to life again by deep throating a corn cob in the microwave and tonguing one of the three holes of a pretzel. Those greedy and evil pharmaceutical executives will shake with fear once they find out that CupcakKe has let the general public know that most ailments can be cured with a beej and a rim job!

If Jabba the Trump knew what he was doing, he would immediately make CupcakKe our new Surgeon General!

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