The British Royals travel the world each year to carry out official duties and establish relationships in destinations as far-flung as India, Singapore and the United States – with a huge 65 royal tours carried out in 2016/2017 alone. As you may expect, the royals stay in only the finest suites during their travels, and now have a number of favourite hotels that they return to time and time again. From the remote Kenyan lodge where Prince William proposed to then girlfriend Kate in 2010 to the Queen and Prince Philip's favourite Caribbean retreat, we've rounded up ten of the royal family's favourite hotels from over the years.
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The good news? You don't need to be a royal to stay there. These luxurious hotels are all open to the public, offering a holiday that truly is fit for a Queen…
The Goring, London
This five star hotel is particularly close to home for the royals, located just minutes from Buckingham Palace. The Goring is the only hotel awarded a Royal Warrant for hospitality services and has a rich royal history; it famously hosted the Duchess of Cambridge in its Royal Suite the night before her wedding in April 2011. Rooms are available from £565 on Booking.com.
The Carlyle, New York
Prince William and Kate have stayed in this hotel during their trips to New York, following in the footsteps of William's late mother Diana, Princess of Wales. With an enviable location in Manhattan close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, the five-star hotel has attracted a number of celebrity fans since it was built in 1930. Rooms from £345 a night for a double room on ebookers.com.
Taj Mahal Palace, India
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace hotel during their royal tour of India and Bhutan in 2016. While the couple are likely to have stayed at the five-star property's £10,000 per night extravagant Tata Suite, luxury city room views at the hotel are available from around £180. See more at taj.tajhotels.com.
Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
Affectionately known as the Pink Palace, The Beverly Hills Hotel is a favourite of celebrities and royals alike, and has become an iconic place to stay in Los Angeles. Prince William and Kate stayed here as part of their first royal tour as a married couple in 2011 – follow in their footsteps with a stay in one of the hotel's deluxe rooms from $595 (around £458). Visit dorchestercollection.com to see more.
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
The famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore has played host to both The Queen and Prince Philip in 2006, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012. It is widely known as the home of the Singapore Sling cocktail, which was invented by barman Ngiam Tong Boon in the Long Bar in 1915. Rooms are available from £447 per night on Agoda.com.
Longitude 131, Australia
William and Kate enjoyed a unique glamping experience at this resort, which overlooks Ayers Rock, during their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014. They must have enjoyed their stay, as Kate's sister Pippa Middleton also stayed in one of Longitude 131's tented pavilions during her honeymoon with James Matthews at the beginning of June. A stay in one of the standard Luxury Tents starts from AUD$1,400 (£807) per person, per night.
Prince William and then-girlfriend Kate enjoyed a 24-hour stay in an isolated log cabin at Rutundu Log Cabins during their Kenyan holiday in 2010. The remote cabins are located in an area of pure wilderness at Mount Kenya, Africa's second-tallest peak, and have beautiful open log fires but no electricity. William proposed to Kate during their romantic getaway. See more at rutundu.com.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Jamaica
Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle enjoyed a stay at the sprawling Round Hill Hotel and Villas resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica in March, where they celebrated the wedding of his friend Tom 'Skippy' Inskip and Hon Lara Hughes-Young. The Jamaican resort features 36 oceanfront rooms and 27 private villas, located on a 110-acre site along a private bay. Rooms are available from £272 on hotels.com.
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
The Queen stays in the Royal Suite at Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto whenever she is in Canada, as did her parents, George VI and the Queen Mother. The historic hotel opened in 1929 and is clearly proud of its royal connections, with a portrait of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hanging in the lobby. Luxury rooms available from £317 per night on Expedia.co.uk.
The Half Moon, Jamaica
A true royal favourite, The Half Moon in Jamaica counts the Queen and Prince Philip, Princess Margaret and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall among its previous visitors. It's easy to see why they are fans of the resort; located in the picturesque Montego Bay, the hotel is set on a 400-acre estate with two miles of private white sand beach and an incredible 50 swimming pools. From £180 per night for a double room on booking.com.