Lots of pomp, lots of tradition
This is where the royals vacation
When the royal houses go on vacation, it is often luxurious and dignified. Others rely on addresses that generations before them have visited.
Prince William and Princess Kate like to spend their holidays in the Caribbean.
The members of the European royal families also go on vacation – mostly far away from their palaces. Prince William (40) and his wife Princess Kate (40) prefer the island of Mustique in the Caribbean as their retreat. They regularly rent a villa there. The associated staff consists of a housekeeper, a butler and a cook, as reported by The Sun. The property consists of five bedrooms, an 18 meter infinity pool and offers views of the sea and the neighboring islands.
William’s brother Prince Harry (38) and his wife Duchess Meghan (41), on the other hand, prefer the Balearic island of Ibiza. A week in the house that the Sussexes rent costs 187,000 francs. The price includes seven bedrooms, a 50-meter infinity pool and various employees. They spent their first Christmas holidays together as a small family with their son Archie (3 today) in Canada. The house is furnished in the style of the 17th century, and a special fireplace from Europe was installed. The property covers 929 square meters, 185 additional square meters are to ensure the safety of the residents. The villa also consists of a summer house, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a huge kitchen with a pizza oven, a dining room, a games room and a wine cellar.
The king and his mountain house
King Charles III (74) and King’s wife Camilla (75) own a house in the Brecon Beacons, a mountain range in Wales – it has a value of the equivalent of 1.3 million francs. The couple stays here during their summer tours of Wales. The property consists of a main house, three smaller cottages and a shed. By the way: If the British king is not present, you can rent the cottages on the site – for 1126 francs per week.
Holidays in Mallorca, tiles from Italy
The Spanish King Felipe (54) likes to spend his holidays in Mallorca, as he did as a child. The property of his choice is over 33,000 hectares, including the garden and woods. Here he has received many illustrious guests – including ex-US President Barack Obama (61), Prince Harry and Princess Diana (1961-1997).
King Carl XVI Gustaf (76) and his wife Queen Silvia (78) also like to spend their holidays in their own country. Their choice usually falls on the Solliden Palace on the island of Öland. The palace was built by Queen Victoria (1862-1930) in 1906 in hopes it would benefit her health. She was inspired by the Villa San Michele on the island of Capri for all the furnishings, especially the garden. Statues and tiles were even imported directly from Italy for the palace.