The royal family’s favourite honeymoon spots

Apr 22 2018 by
Categories : Celebrity

Megs and Harry have already jetted off to the French Riviera, Norway and the Caribbean on romantic getaways. But for their honeymoon the couple may look to their loved ones for some destination inspiration.

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    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

    Where: Broadlands, Hampshire and Birkhall, Scotland

    Following their 1947 wedding, the 21-year old Queen and 26-year old Duke of Edinburgh set off to Broadland House in Hampshire, which was owned by Prince Philip’s uncle. And they weren’t alone–the Queen’s favourite corgi, Susan, tagged along.  After their stay in the English countryside, the newlyweds travelled to Birkhall lodge on the family’s Balmoral Castle estate in northern Scotland.

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    Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales

    Where: Mediterranean cruise

    A few days after their 1981 fairytale wedding, Charles and Diana jet-setted to Gibraltar to board the Royal Yacht Britannia for a cruise in the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, even a backdrop as beautiful as the Greek islands didn’t spark romance. In a letter to her personal secretary Princess Diana wrote “The honeymoon was a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep.”

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    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

    Where: Birkhall, Scotland and the Greek Islands

    After the Prince’s second wedding to long-time love Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall honeymooned at Birkhall lodge on Balmoral and then continued on to the Greek Islands.
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    Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

    Where: Caribbean cruise

    The Queen's only daughter, Princess Anne married her first husband, gold medal Olympian, Mark Phillips in 1973. The royal couple’s honeymoon was hit with violent 20-foot high waves during their Caribbean cruise. Eventually the storms subsided and the trip ended safely in the Galapagos Islands.

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    Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Duchess of York

    Where: The Azores

    Prince Andrew (the third child and second son of the Queen) and Sarah Ferguson visited the Portuguese islands for a quiet honeymoon retreat following their 1986 nuptials. 

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    Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex

    Where: Birkhall, Scotland

    Keeping it low-key, Prince Edward (the Queen's youngest son) and Sophie, Countess of Wessex spent nine days at the family favourite Birkhall lodge after their wedding in 1999.

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Where: Seychelles

    After their 2011 “I do’s” were watched by billions around the world, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got away for some well-deserved privacy. The lovebirds soaked up the sun on the white sandy beaches of a private island in Seychelles.

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    Zara and Mike Tindall

    Where: Cyprus

    Princess Anne's daughter, Zara, an Olympic equestrian married former England rugby union player Mike Tindall in 2011. With bustling sports careers, the couple had to hold off on their honeymoon for three months. But well worth the wait, the Columbia Beach Resort where they stayed boasts one of the most stunning spas on the island.

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