The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel across the globe to the Caribbean next month – but their trip won't be all fun and games, OK! can reveal.
The visit to the Bahamas, Jamaica and Belize will be Kate Middleton, 40, and 39 year old Prince William's first trip together since the coronavirus pandemic began, which also coincides with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
When the couple will be touring the beautiful region for 12 days, many would assume the pair might manage to have some quality time on their own.
However, Jennie Bond tells OK! the Caribbean tour will be a "wrench" for Kate and William where they could be expecting a heavy workload between them.
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She tells us: "Well, they've got to go to the Caribbean next. For Catherine and William, it's always a wrench as it is for any working parent.
"Their work does take them away from being parents. It’s always very difficult. I think for them, with FaceTime and modern technology, it’s not quite so bad. Nowadays, it will be really hard work for a short period of time and back again, which I think is what Catherine and William will want it to be."
Jennie went into detail about the work that surrounded the Queen's previous tours by adding: "There's going to be so much touring, that's if it follows the pattern of pre touring that needs to be done and the Queen is not going to do it.
"The Queen travelled around 56,000 miles in the Silver Jubilee, around the world, around the Commonwealth and all around the UK. The same happened but the Golden Jubilee is certainly all around the UK."
The royal expert continued: "What I'm saying is, I think there will be a heavy workload for Catherine and William and it is going to take them away, but I don't think we can all honestly say that this is the last break they're going to have before the big push."
Jennie then shared her thoughts on the tour – which is said to have an environmental focus and will see Kate and William attempting to "reset" the monarchy.
The author predicted the royals will be hoping to reconnect with people amid the ongoing turmoil with Prince Andrew as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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"It is the Queen they are celebrating but this year with all the turmoil of Andrew and all that is going on with Harry and Megan, it is a year in which the monarchy can possibly reset itself," she continued.
"This tends to happen with Jubilee years, it's a reassessment or a reconnection with her people, that's what the Queen has done."
The expert finished by telling us it is no surprise the Duke and Duchess will have their hands full with a Jubilee year, as it will mean there will be a "heavy royal presence".
"Hopefully, Catherine and William and Charles and Camilla and other members of the royal family can do that for the Queen but it's never going to be the same as people turning up to see the Queen herself," she adds.
"But they are going to have a heavy workload quite clearly. You can't have a jubilee year without a heavy royal presence."
With this added stressful workload on their shoulders, Jennie said Kate and William handle it like the hard-working and determined royals they are: "I think it must be stressful for them. But, they don't show it in public."
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