Members of the British royal family may have unique roles than an ordinary person, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little rest like a common man. Like all of us, the royal family needs vacations too. While the royal family members spend most of their time traveling for royal tours and diplomatic visits, nothing can be more important than a private holiday with the family and away from the limelight.
From the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps to the wilderness of the Okavango Delta, and the secluded and serene islands in the Caribbean Sea, here are some of the most stunning vacation spots chosen by the royal family.
In royal history there is a long-standing tradition that Queen has spent almost every Christmas at her Sandringham estate since 1952, and younger members of the royal family travel to the Norfolk residence every year to celebrate the holidays along with the Queen. On the eve of Christmas, the royals have a hearty breakfast before taking the Queen to church service at St Mary Magdalene on Sandringham. There is a network of rivers and lakes along with the national park that preserves the natural beauty and offers eye-catching views to the visitors.
The members of the British royal family are known to be avid skiers, most often heading to the Alps for their winter holidays. For skiing, Courchevel in France and Verbier in Switzerland are popular destinations for the royal winter vacations. Prince Charles has always preferred the discreet luxe resort of Klosters in Switzerland for the winter vacations. The Prince had taken along with him the late Princess Diana and his sons William and Harry on wintering holidays here.
Aberdeenshire in Scotland offers serene coastlines, beautiful seaside towns, rivers, and ancient castles is home to the Balmoral Castle where Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh spend their summer holidays every year along with the members of the royal family. This year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted spending the weekend at Balmoral, while Prince Charles and Camilla joined the Queen on her Sunday church service.
Mustique, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines
Mustique is a small island, which is part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea. The secluded and private island is a favorite vacation spot for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who took a two-week family holiday this summer at the very island. The royal visitors can perform activities like water sports, horse-riding, golf, spa, and more.
Botswana is a place most liked by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. He is known to take his holidays to this country, the place where he and Meghan Markle fell in love with each other. The Prince had also recently visited the country, where he shared his deep connection for the place. According to him, this is the place that helped him cope with his grief after Princess Diana’s death. The country is largely dominated by the Kalahari Desert, other famous landmarks in Botswana include the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland deltas, and the Makgadikgadi Pan along with abundant wildlife and biodiversity. There are many more sites to calm the soul and soothe the eyes of the viewer.