Kate Middleton and Prince William Schedule First-Time Trip to Bhutan as Prince Harry Plans First Nepal Visit

British royal family members schedule travel to international countries for 2016

By Samantha Schnurr Jan 08, 2016 4:27 PMTags
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince HarryGareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The royals are going global for 2016. 

Duchess Kate Middleton and husband Prince William will be firing up the royal air transport for their first-time visit to Bhutan in 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed. 

Along with their first steps in the East Asian Buddhist kingdom, the trip will also coincide with the royal parents' previously announced official tour of India. 

This first-time visit comes as a request from Her Majesty's Government, according to the palace. After all, would you deny a command by the Queen? We certainly would not. 

William's father, Prince Charles, was the first British royal to journey to the Himalayan kingdom nearly when he made his visit nearly 18 years ago in 1998. Since then, the only other member of the royal family, Prince Andrew, flew over in 2010. 

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If you thought Prince Harry was left out of the royal travel, do not fret—he has his own jet-setting to do. 

The palace also confirmed that the 31-year-old philanthropist will be traveling to Nepal for his first time also in the spring. 

This travel also comes at the request of Her Majesty's Government, though many more royals have traveled to the South Asian country before than they have to Bhutan. 

Since 1961, members of the British family have flocked to Nepal nearly every five years. His father ranks in as the member with the most trips to the country.

While little detail has been announced regarding the schedule of events for the trip, it is expected that the ever-generous royal will witness the devastation caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April. The event left almost 10,000 people and double that amount injured. 

After finishing up in Nepal, Prince Harry will also make his way over to the US of A—Orlando, Florida, to be exact.

While we know he will be busy launching the 2016 Invictus Games, we crossing our fingers for at least one ride on the Tower of Terror at Disney World. 

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