Prince George Hits the Caribbean on First Family Vacation
01/31/2014 AT 07:30 PM EST
He has jetted away from wet Britain to the sunshine of the Caribbean with mum Kate and her family, PEOPLE has confirmed.
George, who just turned six months old, has flown to the paradise island of Mustique, while dad Prince William, 31, stays at home for his 10-week agriculture course at Cambridge University.
The Middletons regularly spend a week to 10 days in Mustique at this time of year. Last year, William joined them as the couple had a pre-baby break.
January 31 is granny Carole Middleton's birthday (she turned 59) so there is an added celebration during the break.
It is unknown how long they will stay on the island, but Kate has an engagement coming up on Feb. 11, and she will have a chance to show off some of her Caribbean glow at a gala evening at the National Portrait Gallery.
That begins a steady few days of work for her and William as they conduct several public engagements.
The Sun newspaper in the U.K. broke the story of the tot's travels late Friday evening. Saturday's edition of the paper calls the trip "George of the Jumbo."