7 Spots to Vacation Like a Royal

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  • Where will Harry and Meghan travel for what’s bound to be a luxury honeymoon to remember? While the press predicts a romantic escape to a new-build lodge in Namibia, there are a few destinations around the globe the royal family preferred in the past. These seven spots are perfect for any discerning traveler, no royal lineage required. © Pixcom |
  • In 2016, Prince William, Princess Kate, George and Charlotte jetted off to Pouydraguin, a village in Gers in the south of France. If your budget is a bit smaller, you can enjoy Pouydraguin from a charming cottage via Airbnb. © Thomas Dutour |
  • Pre-children, William and Kate enjoyed hitting the slopes, with two destinations of choice over the years — Klosters in Switzerland and Meribel in France. Beyond skiing for all skill levels, the former provides a wide selection of dining options and a nightlife scene. © Massimo Gherardi |
  • Princess Margaret built her own luxury villa in Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Les Jolies Eaux, however, is no longer a royal residence and you can rent the villa for upwards of $18,000 per week. © Robert Steiner |
  • The Caribbean is no stranger to the royal family. A newly single Princess Diana vacationed on the Island of Nevis with William and Harry, staying at the Montelier Plantation Inn. © Irishka777 |
  • Another property lucky enough to host royals in recent years is Rutundu Lodge in Kenya. There, Prince William proposed to Kate, in the remote lodge featuring an open fireplace, rustic details and extreme seclusion. © John Wollwerth |
  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip spent a good portion of time on the island of Malta during their younger years, particularly while Prince Philip was stationed there as a naval officer. © Ionut David |
  • Now, however, it’s much more likely to spot the Queen and Prince Philip at their private vacation home, Balmoral Castle, in Scotland. This year, you can tour the grounds, gardens and exhibitions March 30–July 31. © Patricia Hofmeester |
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