Royal wedding: Hotel rooms with balconies overlooking procession route still available

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married at Windsor Castle this Saturday, May 19.

After the ceremony at St George’s Chapel, the newlyweds will travel through the streets of the market town in a royal carriage.

The happy couple are keen to have as many well-wishers as possible get a glimpse of them and share in the festivities.

Around 100,000 people are expected to line the route of the procession, which is due to start at approximately 1pm.

Hotels in the area were booked up shortly after the date of the wedding was announced, but one hotel has held back a a few extra-special rooms – until now.

Macdonald Windsor Hotel has just released the remaining luxury suites overlooking the wedding’s procession route.

The hotel, which is just two minutes’ walk from the castle, has a handful of suites available for Friday and Saturday night.

With private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, each of the rooms has unobstructed views of the high street, offering front row seats to the royal wedding.

Macdonald Windsor Hotel is currently TripAdvisor’s number one guest-rated hotel in the area.

In addition to an unrivalled view of the celebrations, hotel guests will receive regal treatment, which includes a royal turn-down service with bespoke wedding favours provided by the hotel, as well as bathrooms stocked with luxury products.

On the menu is a spectacular three-tiered royal afternoon tea, complete with an assortment of sweet and savoury delights, such as jam produced by the Prince of Wales’ own grocer, lobster, caviar, chocolate shaped into a crown topped with 24ct gold leaf and a handful of ingredients enjoyed by the Queen herself.

Guests can also toast the happy couple with a celebratory Champagne cocktail.

Philip Lewis, general manager at Macdonald Windsor Hotel, said: “This is a once in a lifetime chance to be part of an historic and iconic moment in British history. The town already has an incredible buzz and its going to be a magical few days.

“While we only have a very small handful of rooms available, they really are the best in town, and will allow guests the chance to catch a glimpse of the couple from the comfort of their own room.”

Suites at Macdonald Windsor Hotel start from £1,995 for two nights.

The night before the wedding, Meghan, 36, will stay with her mother at Cliveden House, a luxury hotel a 20-minute drive from the castle.

It’s thought she will stay in the ultra-private three-bedroom Spring Cottage, away from prying eyes in the main house.

The cottage was the site of the famous Profumo Affair in the sixties.

Prince Harry, 33, has chosen a safer option – he and Prince William will be at Coworth Park, a stately home and hotel in Ascot.

In recent days the couple have had to endure speculation as to whether Meghan’s father Thomas will walk her up the aisle. The latest news is that the Mexican-based American won’t attend the wedding, due to a heart condition.

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