If you are one of those who dote upon the idea that romance isn’t dead, if you’re a sentimental soul with a soft spot for a fairy tale, then you might have melted into your sofa with a newspaper this weekend and indulged in a touch of nationalistic nostalgia. Why? Because it was the one year anniversary of the Royal Wedding. Yes it really was a year ago that Wills and Kate tied the proverbial knot, got hitched, and made their vows to adoring TV cameras.

There were a few days when wedding fever gripped the media; commentators momentarily forgot the economic gloom to gush over a red coat with shiny gold buttons, your gran waved a plastic flag at the TV, your neighbours held a rowdy barbeque and the newspapers went doe-eyed over a dress. Whilst this was going on the royal couple themselves were planning their escape from the clamouring hordes and anticipating a Seychelles getaway.

Rumour has it that their fledging love was kindled under the Indian Ocean sun, at the idyllic paradise island retreat of Desroches. After a week on the spectacular island in the summer of 2007, the couple opted to return four years later to celebrate their honeymoon in the Seychelles’ spectacular surrounds.

This tropical island haven really looks like something straight out of the movies; crystalline, turquoise seas, soft, white sands, gently swaying palms and deep, blue skies make the islands one of the ultimate luxury destinations on the planet.

With indescribable tropical sunsets, private beach dining, champagne picnics and secluded, intimate beach villas, offering their own personal butler, it’s easy to see why this might be the honeymoon destination of choice for the discerning couple.

Traditionally – and the Royals are nothing if not traditional of course – the one year wedding anniversary requires a paper gift. Whilst you might be thinking origami, Wills has other options. It’s fair to speculate that he has a fair bit of ‘paper’ behind him – of the banknote variety. After all, it does have his gran’s face printed on it. This kind of paper should see the couple in Seychelles retreats for some time to come. Yet don’t despair, you don’t have to have a family member emblazoned on your currency to enjoy an unbelievably romantic Seychelles honeymoon with Kenwood Travel. Who knows, book now and you might even pass the amorous Prince and Duchess as you stroll hand in hand with your loved one, down the silken sands under the warm pink glow of a Seychelles sunset.

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