Monopoly chooses royal couple's island for new edition

Kate Middleton launches new RNLI boat at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey
Image caption Trearddur Bay where Kate Middleton recently launched a new RNLI lifeboat could feature

Prince William and Kate Middleton could soon be sitting down to play their way around Anglesey after it was chosen as Monopoly's latest destination.

Thirty locations on the isle that will offer the couple's first married home after their 29 April wedding are to feature on a new edition.

Islanders are also being asked for suggestions for locations to feature.

The board game's makers say RAF Valley, where the prince works as a search and rescue pilot, could be one.

The island was included on a shortlist by the firm Winning Moves, alongside other north Wales locations like Llandudno, Rhyl and Wrexham.

But in the wake of the royal wedding fervour, Anglesey triumphed.

Front runners for pride of place on the board include the Menai suspension bridge, South Stack lighthouse, Beaumaris castle and Holyhead port.

The makers said RAF Valley could feature as one of the four slots occupied by train stations on the traditional London-based board.

The RNLI station at Trearddur Bay where the royal-bride-to-be Kate Middleton recently launched a new lifeboat could also be an Anglesey square.

The decision on what finally makes it onto Anglesey Monopoly will be taken after a public vote and survey on the island, which starts on Thursday and will last a month.

"We are delighted to be making this announcement," said Graham Barnes, from Winning Moves, which has a licence from the game owners Hasbro for new versions.

"The original London streets on the traditional board will now take on a distinct island twist but we need the public's help to do this and would be very grateful if suggestions could be offered," he said.

Image caption Stunning locations such as South Stack on Anglesey could be included on the new board

The chairman of Anglesey council also welcomed the move.

"Our beautiful island has many varied and distinct landmarks to choose from," said Selwyn Williams.

"It's great that residents can now vote to immortalise many of them as part of the world's most famous family board game."

The Anglesey Monopoly is expected to go on sale in October.