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William and Kate's visit to Isles of Scilly suffers a big setback

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's plans to travel to the Isles of Scilly suffered a setback on Friday because of bad weather. The royal couple had been due to spend the day touring the group of islands off the coast of Cornwall, but on the morning of their visit were informed that all flights were suspended due to heavy fog in the area.

"Their travel plans have been affected by the adverse weather, like many people this morning," a Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed on Twitter, adding that William and Kate were still hoping to visit Scilly on Friday afternoon if the weather improved.

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Prince William and Kate's trip to Scilly has been delayed due to weather conditions

Fortunately William and Kate's team were able to come up with a last-minute back-up plan. As they waited for the fog to clear, the couple spent Friday morning exploring the Eden Project in Cornwall, the hugely popular visitor attraction that consist of two huge biomes; one simulating a Rainforest environment, and the other the Mediterranean.

Prince William and Kate arrived in Cornwall for the start of a two-day mini tour on Thursday. After a busy first day, which included a tour of Truro Cathedral, a visit to a youth club, and the chance to pull a pint of cider at a local pub, the royal couple enjoyed a romantic evening together at the picturesque Restormel Manor, a 500-year-old historic house in Lostwithiel.

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The update was announced via their official Twitter channel

The property has close connections to both William and Kate; it is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, which funds the public, charitable and private activities of William's father Prince Charles, and the Middleton family previously stayed there in 2010 over the Christmas period.

The couple intended to continue their tour on Friday by visiting the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago made up of over 200 rocks and islands that have been part of the Duchy since the 14th century.

They were then scheduled to visit St Mary's island to see gig rowing, the quay extension and the famous Tresco Abbey Garden, followed by a stop at St Martin's island to visit a flower farm.