Horsing around with the royals
While William and Kate attempt some privacy for their 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles, a couple of other royals have peeked out from behind their curtains to satisfy the royal watchers.
Above, it's Queen Elizabeth with her two youngest grandchildren, 3-year-old James, Viscount Severn, left, and Lady Louise Windsor, 7. They are the children of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The picture, taken on Easter Monday, was released by the royals to highlight this week's Royal Windsor Horse Show.
"The Queen thought it was a particularly lovely photograph and gave her permission for it to be released," said a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.
At right, another grandchild, Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, posed for Country Life magazine in the UK, just as her mother did 40 years ago. Phillips, 29, is with her labrador dog Storm.
The accomplished equestrian is next up on the British wedding calendar with her marriage to rugby player Mike Tindall on July 30. Don't expect the kind of lavish affair the country experienced April 29. They will be married in a much smaller church in Edinburgh followed by a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Meanwhile, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are the hidden, but star attractions for the Indian Ocean vacation spot for the rich and famous. The local newspaper's headline on Wednesday morning was "Seychelles in the Honeymoonlight."
"Many of them come on holiday and walk the streets sometimes unnoticed," Antoine Onezeim, the chief executive of the Seychelles broadcasting corporation told AP. "Our approach is to let the visitors enjoy their holidays in our country without any disturbance."
The couple's lavish retreat is reportedly costing $6,600 a night.
"They will be able to fully relax in private and just enjoy each other's company," the Sun in London quoted one source. "There is not a great deal to do there - but that is the point."