Though your personal invitation to the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle may have gotten lost in the mail, there are plenty of places across the globe where you can celebrate the May 19 nuptials in sumptuous style.
These five high-end hotels are offering up the royal treatment so you can feel like a monarch even while watching the ceremony half a world away.
The Arch London
Is there a better time to visit the British capital than during a royal wedding? This Forbes Travel Guide Recommended spot certainly doesn’t think so and has an enticing package throughout May to lure you into London.
The Hyde Park hotel’s promotion will put you up in an extravagant two-bedroom suite, complete with a private courtyard and entertainment lounge, and treat you to a three-course feast at Hunter 486, a champagne breakfast and a classic English afternoon tea with a regal twist. The finishing touch comes via a tour of the wedding venue itself, the enchanting 900-year-old Windsor Castle.
Conrad New York
Give your love story a happily ever after fit for royalty with the Propose Like a Prince Package at this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Lower Manhattan hotel. Inspired by the upcoming ceremony, the offering here features a two-night stay in the Conrad Suite — Cristal champagne, rose petals and romantic ambience included — as well as a private helicopter tour of the city with Zip Aviation and a one-on-one ring consultation with London Jewelers.
Die-hard fans of Markle’s USA Network show Suits, or those simply obsessed with her chic sense of style, can even select a cut inspired by the future royal’s very own engagement ring.
Windsor Court Hotel
You don’t have to make the trip across the pond to celebrate the illustrious marriage in grand fashion. For a cool $51,918 (a tip of the hat — or crown — to the official wedding date), you can experience an over-the-top British-inspired New Orleans getaway.
During the weekend of the royal wedding (May 17 to 20), you’ll receive round-trip airfare from your home to the Crescent City, where you’ll spend three nights in a two-bedroom Presidential Suite stocked with a full bar and 24-hour butler service.
In addition to your delightful digs, you’ll be privy to an array of exclusive wedding weekend extras, such as a champagne breakfast on May 19; a private $5,000 shopping experience at Saks Fifth Avenue; a ladies’ hat fitting with a $1,500 credit; and a $4,000 hotel credit.
But the crown jewels of this extravagant escape are the souvenirs — you’ll head home with an exquisite collection of Mignon Faget crystal goblets, Waterford champagne flutes, a Wedgewood china tea set and a piece of licensed royal wedding memorabilia.
When you book a room at this Four-Star Covent Garden hot spot, know that you’ll be staying in the heart of town. Just a stroll away from Buckingham Palace and more than 20 West End theaters, One Aldwych is toasting the occasion with a Royal Wedding Celebration package available every weekend through May.
With this deal, you’ll enjoy a bespoke Royal Cup cocktail with your stay, along with a full English breakfast and a romantic hand-tied royal bouquet in your room upon arrival. The signature arrangement, created by in-house florist Mark Siredzuk, blends peonies, Markle’s favorite flower, with sprigs of myrtle, a historic symbol of love in Britain since the time of Queen Victoria.
Learn how to create your own stylish treats for a regal tea party with this Four-Star Belgravia property’s Royal Wedding Pret-a-portea master class. Led by head pastry chef Mourad Khiat on Wednesdays and Saturdays in May, the sessions will teach you how to bake wedding dress cookies and decorate them with chic touches inspired by Ralph & Russo, Phillips Lesley and Suzanne Neville designs.
Hot off the runway (and out of the oven), these bridal bites will be a delicious centerpiece for your viewing party.