Prince George Is Reportedly Celebrating His Birthday on a Private Island, NBD

Prince George turns five today and he's reportedly spending his birthday on a private island. William, Kate, George, Charlotte, and Louis are all vacationing on the island of Mustique.

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Normal five year olds celebrate their birthdays with cardboard hats and streamers. Princes do things a little differently. Prince George is five today and the young prince is reportedly celebrating on a private island with his family. NBD, right?

Earlier this week, reports suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were planning a family getaway—their first vacation as family of five. Will and Kate reportedly chose the island of Mustique as the destination for their trip, which coincides with George's fifth birthday.

Kate's family is reportedly invited along on the trip, as well, but don't get too excited for family pictures—the island is a no fly zone, which means zero paparazzi. A press-free trip has to be appealing to any celebrity, but especially a royal. Will and Kate have been to the island twice before, first in 2012 and again in 2014, when George was very young.

Sources close to the royal family say the trip was Kate's idea and that she wanted to get away since it's been so long since she's had a real vacation. Considering she spent the year welcoming her third child and then immediately attending huge public functions like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding and the Queen's Trooping the Color celebration, she definitely deserves a real break.

"Kate hasn’t had a proper holiday for a long time she was saying only recently she is desperate to go back to Mustique," a source told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl. "It’s very likely they have gone with Kate’s family for a nice long break.”

This weekend, Kensington Palace shared Prince George's official fifth birthday portrait.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.