The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not fly out to Camp Google to attend an A-list bash with some of the world’s biggest names, the MailOnline can confirm.
Local media in Italy claimed that Prince William and Kate rubbed shoulders with guests such as Tom Cruise and Katy Perry at Monday night’s event inside ancient ruins of the Greek Temple of Hera on the island of Sicily.
However the royals in fact flew directly home to the UK following a two-week villa holiday on the idyllic Caribbean island of Mustique, where they rented the exclusive £27,000-a-week Villa Antilles with their three children.
Prince Harry attended the event back in 2017, and may have brought Meghan Markle along with him on that trip. Markle was later spotted in London the following week with her mother as she celebrated her birthday.
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Lil’ Yachty: Google Camp kicked off in Sicily, with guests flocking to the ancient Greek city of Selinunte on the Italian island (Katy Perry heading to Barry Diller’s boat Eos after vacationing on David Geffen’s Rising Sun)
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Drivin’ in the street, hold onto the seat: Harry Styles, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (above with Diller heading to the Temple of Hera on Monday), Stella McCartney, Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg, Gayle King, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper were all at the Verdura Resort in Sicily
Boys: Styles was behind the wheel of the luxury car while driving with his mates Jeff Azoff and Ben Winston (above) to the Temple
Deity: On Monday night there was a dinner at the ruins of the Temple of Hera with a performance from Rosalia (Diane Von Furstenberg at the Temple on Monday)
Ciao bella: Google Camp guests are encouraged to bring their families, just like at the Allen & Company conference in Idaho that runs a few weeks prior, and there is no shortage of activities (Rosalia performs last night)
Gingham style: Rosalia (above) posted a photo of herself at the swank Verdura Resort (above) getting ready for her performance
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not fly out to Camp Google to attend an A-list bash with some of the world’s biggest names, the MailOnline can confirm
Present this year but managing to avoid detection according to those reports was Tom Cruise.
The Mission Impossible star were among a select group of billionaire businessman, world famous pop stars, doyennes of design and Hollywood A-listers who descended upon the ancient Greek city of Selinunte.
Private planes and megayachts shuttled guests
And as per tradition, guests on Monday enjoyed dinner and a concert under the stars in the ruins of the Temple of Hera on the island.
Cars could be seen taking guests to the bacchanal bash, where Google decided to disperse Jeff Koons’ orbs throughout the ancient archaeological ruins.
DailyMail.com obtained photos of the guests heading to the event, including Bloom and Perry, who rode with their new friends Diller and Von Furstenberg and Styles with his mates Jeff Azoff and Ben Winston.
Diller later posted photos of his longtime partner at the event and of singer Rosalia performing on stage.
On Tuesday, even more guests arrived on the property, Nick Jonas and new wife Priyanka Chopra leading the charge of celebrities heading to the island for the three-day conference.
Google Camp guests are encouraged to bring their families, just like at the Allen & Company conference in Idaho that runs a few weeks prior, and there is no shortage of activities.
The resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a tennis academy and one of the largest spa complexes in all of Europe on its over one mile of private coastline.
There are a number of suites and private rooms as well as three villas for guests to stay after arriving by sea or air in a helicopter.
Those villas look out on to individual pools as well as the property’s massive infinity pool and stunning private beach, filled with imported white sand, a jetty and even a small carpet to take pampered stars into the crystal blue ocean waters.
There is also a dock for all the yachts that have set anchor.
Maserati: Famed chef Massimo Bottura was seen driving to the Temple of Hera in a $200,000 Maserati GranTurismo
Birds of a feather: Perry and Bloom (above) are attending the event after enjoying a week on David Geffen’s yacht as they traveled around Spain
Driver’s seat: Google’s VP of engineering Benjamin Treynor Sloss with his wife Christine headed to the event on Monday
It’s lit: The Temple of Hera lights up the night sky at Google Camp, which welcomed mostly familiar faces this year
Luxury mega yacht the Andromeda, which is owned by billionaire Kiwi Graeme Hart has been spotted just off shore, as has Barry Diller’s sailing vessel Eos.
David Geffen’s Rising Sun did swing by briefly on Monday to drop off Perry and Bloom, but then continued on its way up the Italian coast.
‘All the hotel staff and security have to sign non-disclosure agreements and it’s an incredibly secure complex so no one can reveal anything about what goes on behind closed doors,’ a source told DailyMail.com.
‘It’s an annual event here so it’s more than their job’s worth.’
There are buses to herd guests around as well as luxury automobiles, and the helicopter pad has been a hotbed of activity since Sunday.
Setting sail: Diller’s $200 million yacht Eos (above) is once again docked off the coast of Sicily this week
Google’s billionaire founders hold the opulent event set in a valley of olive groves close to Sciacca on the island of Sicily, inviting the world’s wealthiest business leaders and tech gurus to discuss issues such as human rights and the internet.
The homepage of the private website for last year’s Google Camp
After morning sessions, afternoons are free for guests to relax around the complex and spa, with trips around the coast, to local wineries and to tourist hot spots on offer.
On the final night, Google spends close to $100,000 renting the 2,500-year-old Valley of the Temples ruins for a concert and sit-down meal, with Sting performing there last summer.
This year, that event was on the first night.
Details are scarce about this year’s event as the itinerary for guests is hidden away on a password-protected webpage.
It is also urged that no one post on social media, though last year Geffen did post a pic of guests on his yacht, including Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer and Dasha Zhukova.