Royal staycations: 9 hotels in the UK where Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more can spend their summer holidays

Royal staycations: 9 hotels in the UK where Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more can spend their summer holidays

Megan Bull

Summer is good and real here, and after a few busy months, we expect that our favorite royals will plan a much-needed holiday for a place with R&R.

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The Duchess of Cambridge loves nothing more than to relax at The Goring in London, and Claridge’s has often hosted Queen. When it comes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when they return to the UK we can see the couple travel to rural Oxfordshire, where they previously owned a 2.5 million pound farmhouse. This is where we imagine the royals will travel to Britain …

The Goring, London

The Goring is the only hotel to have been granted a royal guarantee of hospitality services, bordering the iconic walls of Buckingham Palace and Knightsbridge nearby. With 69 lavish suites filled with sumptuous décor, the Duchess of Cambridge hosted the Royal Suite the night before her April 2011 wedding.

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Cliveden House, Berkshire

This five-star country house hotel welcomed Meghan Markle the night before her dream wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. The 17th-century property spans 376 acres and has also hosted Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin.

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Claridge’s, London

Claridge’s is the very symbol of art deco glamor, and has quickly become an English institution thanks to royal ties and rich heritage. The hotel even boasts a Royal Suite inspired by the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, which features monochrome stone floors, damask silk wall coverings, hand-painted cinema wallpaper and ‘Buckingham Blue’ blooms.

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Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently based in Montecito, California, but they previously owned a land bolthole in the Cotswolds. According to The Sun, the royal couple’s property was just a stone ‘s throw from the private member club Soho Farmhouse – where Meghan hosted a bridal shower with a spa theme in 2018. She is also said to have stayed here in 2016 with Made in Chelsea Millie Mackintosh.

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Coworth Park, Berkshire

Prince Harry and his grandfather Prince William went to Coworth Park ahead of his upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle. We stretch over 240 hectares of picturesque parkland, and reckon that the groom was influenced by the hotel’s impressive equestrian center and polo field.

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Ruthin Castle, Wales

Ruthin Castle is a lavish retreat next to the Clwydian Range in Wales and is a special favorite among Prince Charleswho lived here the night before he became Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1969. A botanical beauty endowed with its own Italian gardens and surrounded by rustic forests, Ruthin Castle is truly a royal gem.

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Mandarin Oriental has hosted the Queen on several occasions and was most famously used for the celebration of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the wedding in 2011, in which 142 royals attended. Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, the hotel is elegantly and modernly decorated, just steps from Sloane Street, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

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Ballyvolane House, County Cork

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla lived here during their official tour of Cork in 2018. A historic Georgian mansion honored for its plush, vintage-inspired décor, bluebell-carpeted woodlands and Bertha’s Revenge Gin – which Prince Charles reportedly took home – this country house hotel really comes alive in the summer.

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The Stafford, London

Tucked away in the heart of St James’s, Mayfair, this five star hotel is a special favorite of the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall. It’s just minutes away from London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant West End, plus it has an award-winning restaurant called The Game Bird.

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