Prince William sure is a hopeless romantic!
The handsome royal heir whisked his new bride, Kate, to a remote island in the Northwest Territories Tuesday—via canoe!—and spent three hours on the island without their security team. Plus, the getaway on Eagle Island—dubbed “Honeymoon Island” by locals—was all planned by William!
The newlyweds left from Blachford Lake Lodge via canoe to Eagle Island, with just a local guide in tow; their security detail stayed back on the nearby mainland.
While on the island—which boasts about two-dozen small pine trees and a white sand beach—they supped on a meal prepared by the Blachford Lake Lodge’s chef. And it was all cooked on an open campfire! “There isn’t much on the island, but one of our chefs has prepared a meal of local cranberries, bannock bread and caribou as well as some white fish,” said Paul Freeland, who owns the lodge with his wife Tessa Macintosh.
The island is particularly romantic since it enjoys what’s known as “midnight sunset”—the sun is almost always visible during this time of the year because of its northern location, so the sun sets very briefly around dusk.
Macintosh said she and her husband spent their 1991 honeymoon night on the island. “Its real name is Eagle Island, but ever since my wedding night we’ve called it Honeymoon Island,’ she said. “When I was taken there I thought my new husband was the most romantic man on earth. I’m sure that is just how Kate must feel now.”
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