updated 07/11/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/11/2014 AT 12:05 PM ET
It’s Kate’s time to shine.
With William, 32, likely starting a new job as a helicopter pilot in the air ambulance, Kate will head to the little island in the Mediterranean solo in September to mark the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence.
Local media are excitedly reporting the news, which PEOPLE has confirmed.
Kate, also 32, has been adept at carrying out solo visits in the U.K. and has made excursions alone while abroad, such as when she visited a hospice in New Zealand in April while William attended a separate event.
Of the Malta trip, a Kensington Palace spokesman would say only: “We will announce any overseas trip in due course.”