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  • 1 February 2014, 23:25

Prince George On First Overseas Holiday

Prince George is on his first overseas holiday after flying to the Caribbean with his mother.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her six-month-old son left on a Boeing 747 jumbo jet for the island of Mustique on Friday. 

But Prince William could not join the fun, remaining behind to focus on his studies.

Earlier this month, the Duke of Cambridge began a bespoke 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University.

But Kate will have some adult company while abroad - her mother Carole Middleton, who was 59 on Friday, father Michael, brother James and sister Pippa reportedly joined her and George for the trip.

This Caribbean break will also be good practice for the baby prince's lengthy overseas trip in a few months.

George will being heading on a royal tour with his parents to Australia and New Zealand in April.

The entourage is likely to include a nanny to look after Prince George while Kate and William conduct public engagements in countries where the reception is expected to be warm.

It will also echo a trip William made with his parents in 1983 when he was just nine months old.

Prince William last visited New Zealand in March 2011, shortly after the Christchurch earthquake, before travelling on to witness flood-damaged areas of Queensland and Victoria in Australia.

It will be the Duchess of Cambridge's first visit to both Australia and New Zealand.

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