A couple of weeks ago a royal miracle entered this world. Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is only a couple of weeks old, but her future is already set in stone (well, at least according to these astrologers). Here at Auto Europe we appreciate a good celebration and before we look ahead, we'd like to take the time to celebrate the birth of Kate and William's second child. What better way to do this then in some of the royalties' favourite hotspots? Your next trip the UK will be a monarchical experience!
Clink your glass an hour west from London, where you will find the Duchess of Cambridge favourite drinking spot; The Old Boot Inn. She loves it so much that the owner was invited to the royal wedding. The pub is over 300 years old and has a lovely back yard where the kids can run around. Grab yourself a decent pub meal for less than 13 pounds or come in on a Sunday arvo for the roast lunch. The pub is located in the Berkshire County, where you can also find the famous Windsor Castle.
Staying in Berkshire, why not bet on a great future for the little girl? Only six miles from Windsor Castle, you will find the Royal Ascot Racecourse. Founded in 1711, it has always had close ties with the royal family. Today, Ascot stages twenty-six days of racing over the course of the year. The Royal Meeting, held in June, remains a major draw with the highlight being the Gold Cup. Her Majesty is known to take a keen interest in the historic Royal Ascot races and she has owned 20 winners over the years. If you're lucky, you might spot the Queen and Prince Phillip. Perhaps you can grab a celebration pint with them.
Let's go back to London, to The Goring Hotel to be exact. The hotel opened in 1910 and was the first hotel in the world in which every room had a private bathroom and central heating. The Goring has a significant historical importance, having functioned as the command centre for Chief of Allied Forces in the First World War. With 5 Star ratings over and over again, it's no surprise that Queen Elizabeth has the hotel on speed dial and the Middleton family, including Kate, stayed in the hotel before the royal wedding. The Goring Hotel is the perfect place to indulge in an afternoon tea, starting from 43 pounds.
A large estate house in Royal Deeside in Scotland, known as the Balmoral Estate, has been a summertime retreat from the royals since 1852, when Prince Albert privately purchased the remain of the lease. Unlike other official royal residents, Balmoral is private property and not property of the Crown. This is good news as you can take up residence on the same property by renting out a cottage on the Balmoral Estate. The ballroom in the castle and the gardens are open to public from April 1 through July 31, after which Queen Elizabeth settles in for her annual retreat.
Although one of the world's favourite holiday destinations, England isn't known for its beautiful sunny weather. So if you're in to tropical beaches and the royal family, we have got the perfect celebration destination for you: Mustique. This island in the Caribbean was bought by Lord Glenconnor more than 50 years ago, who gave his good friend Princess Margaret a plot in 1960 as a wedding present. Mustique is where the Duchess has taken Prince George on his first ever holiday. The Middleton's are regulars on the Island, staying in their luxury four bedroom villa overlooking the ocean. Sign up for yoga and meditation on the beach or dive into the ocean and explore the local coral. Start saving those cents, as villas start from $5,000 per week.
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