Barbuda to name beach after late Princess Diana
This as the small Caribbean island is tipped to be one of the honeymoon possibilities for her son and his wife to be.
CODRINGTON, Barbuda, Wednesday April 6, 2011 – Officials on Antigua’s sister isle are in the process of naming a stretch of beach after the late Princess Diana, as speculation increases about where the elder of her two sons, Prince William, and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton will choose to honeymoon.
Barbuda has had the royal seal of approval, as the K Club there was a favourite holiday escape of the late Princess and a young Prince William and Harry.
“We have had consultations on the matter and we are working on naming the beach along the K Club, in honor of Princess Diana,” Barbuda Council Chairman Kelvin Punter said. “If the royal couple were to visit here on their honeymoon that would be an added incentive. It would add the kind of prestige we are hoping to generate to this project.”
The British media reported this week that the Middleton family has been in “discreet talks” with a resort on Barbuda. Lighthouse Bay Resort, located on a private peninsular with acres of deserted beach, is understood to be the property of interest. It is accessible only via helicopter or boat.
"It is a beautiful part of the world and has some very happy memories for William but most importantly for him and Kate, it is strictly off limits to non-guests," a Middleton family friend told a British paper on Sunday.
Another private resort in Queensland, Australia, has also been identified as one of the spots under consideration. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the prince and his new wife will even travel after the wedding.
Antigua & Barbuda’s Governor General Dame Louise Lake Tack has received an invitation to the ceremony, which is considered to be the most important social gathering of the British Calendar this year, at the historic Westminster Abbey on April 29.
She will also be among 600 special guest of honor to attend a Royal Linchpin at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen and Prince Phillip in honor of the newlyweds.
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