Here are some things I’ve been checking off on my “To Do” list for April: Get a flight to London in time for the royal wedding. Check! Find a fabulous hotel in the heart of all the action. Check! Buy a chic hat (or two) for all the festivities. Double Check! VisitBritian, the British Tourist Authority, estimates that Prince William’s wedding could draw up to a million more international visitors to London than there was for Charles and Diana’s nuptials in 1981. With the royal wedding just five short weeks away, if you wish to be in London for the big event on April 29 but haven’t made any arrangements yet, there’s still hope.
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British Airways has special royal wedding weekend packages departing on April 27 and returning on May 1. Coach fares start from $1096.50 per person, and includes a three-night stay at a selection of hotels ranging from 2 to 5-star properties. If you want to travel in princely style, take a cue from Prince Harry and go for an upgrade. Harry flies British Airway Business Class on his jaunts to New York, and I know that BA is also popular with other royals who travel on the New York-London route. So who knows? You might just find yourself sitting next to a prince on your next flight.
Cunard’s fleet of luxury ocean liners are celebrating the royal wedding with a a viewing party, and a live, big-screen telecast of the royal nuptials on April 29 in the Royal Court Theatre. Other onboard festivities include a grand royal wedding ball with a big band orchestra, a royal wedding afternoon tea, and special commemorative menus to mark the occasion. As of this post, there is still availability on the April 26, transatlantic sailing from New York to Southampton onboard the Queen Mary 2, an April 24, Mediterranean itinerary on the Queen Victoria, and a Canary Islands sailing onboard their newest ship, the Queen Elizabeth on April 19.
If you want to be in London during royal wedding week, many of the city’s top five-star, luxury hotels are either fully booked, or are expected to be, and they’re charging the full rack rate with a minimum three-night stay.
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