14/08/2014 16:57 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Duchess Of Cambridge Takes Prince George For His First Sunshine Holiday

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

It seems the Duchess of Cambridge has had enough of this rain. She's escaped the UK and whisked baby Prince George off for his first sunshine holiday – to the paradise island of Mustique.

The six-month-old jetted to the Caribbean with his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge, and his grandparents, aunt and uncle (from the Middleton side of the family!).

But there was one person missing from the Royal holiday party: George's dad, Prince William.

Last night Kate, 32, and George were relaxing in a £5million villa on the island - a favourite holiday playground for the late Princess Margaret - which is basking in temperatures of 28C, compared to 6C in sodden Cambridge, where William is studying agriculture.

After arriving in Mustique, the Duchess took her son on a beach picnic.

The holiday was arranged to coincide with mum Carole Middleton's 59th birthday yesterday.

Helping Carole celebrate are husband Michael, 64, Kate's sister Pippa, 30, and her brother James, 26.

A source told The Sun: "It's (George's) first holiday - and he's been as good as gold."

George's Caribbean visit will be followed within weeks by a jaunt Down Under. The punishing schedule ahead will see the royal baby jet 11,400 miles to New Zealand for a tour taking in numerous cities there and in Australia. The flight home from Sydney will be 10,600 miles.

A source said: "Prince George will have travelled more air miles in his first year than many people do in a lifetime."

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