Queen Elizabeth II was the most well-travelled monarch in history and the Royal Family as a whole give great consideration to where and how they choose to spend their downtime. A much-loved spot overall, the Caribbean has welcomed many a member of the tree; with Princess Diana having favoured Necker Island in the BVIs for family sojourns and Princess Margaret owning a villa on Mustique. Heading further east, Botswana’s remote wilderness and the luscious North Island in the Seychelles have seen their share of romance as the sites of a proposal and honeymoon respectively. As for Queen Elizzbeth II herself, she had a soft spot for Canada, where The Fairmont Empress in Victoria has a special set of fine china just for when she visited
A 16th century summer residence for the Cardinal of Como; a glittering white marble island in the middle of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola; the official guest palace of Abu Dhabi’s government; the “grand dame” of Venice’s royal residences; or perhaps the largest private abode in the world known as “the last great palace of India”. These are just some of the palaces-turned-hotels that have warmly opened their doors to welcome in guests who want to live out their childhood dreams of sleeping under the roof of a castle.
Palaces aren’t the only places to bestow sovereign-style treatment, the high-end hotel scene isn’t short of room categories that come with a “royal” title. Delving into our noble collection, however, a select few really shone through as being the jewels in their resort-shaped crowns. From the Hollywood aristocracy that have graced the hallways of Royal Mansour’s Grand Riad, and the guests who watch South Africa’s wildlife from their Royal Suite while their butler pours the champagne at Royal Malewane; to island gems like the Royal Estate at St Regis’ Bora Bora outpost and Raffles Maldives’ palatial Royal Residence. While elsewhere, the Royal Villa at Chable Resort & Spa Yucatan leans into Mexico’s spiritual heritage.
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