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where the royal family vacations

Let the royal family’s favorite trip destinations inspire your summer vacation.

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The Scottish Highlands have provided a retreat for the family for over 150 years. The estate even got an episode of The Crown dedicated to it.

Balmoral Castle

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry used to escape the London fog for the sunny, African savannas of Botswana. The couple even assisted elephant conservation efforts while there.

Botswana

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In the Caribbean, an island getaway awaits. Princess Margaret was gifted the island in 1960 and since then, it has hosted royal family members including Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Mustique

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Sometimes, the best vacation spot is in your own backyard. The Isles of Scilly just off the coast of Cornwall are a quick getaway for Kate Middleton, Prince William and their kids.

Isles of Scilly

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Businessman Richard Branson’s island in the British Virgin Islands has provided an escape for Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry. Harry even returned as an adult.

Necker Island

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles brought their sons to the island in 1987 to join the Spanish royal family on holiday. Diana couldn’t stay away — she returned the next year.

Mallorca, Spain

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Not only has Prince William visited Kenya as Royal Patron of Tusk and President of United for Wildlife, but it’s also where he proposed to Kate.

Kenya

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The Central American country is especially memorable for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, who got engaged on a trip here.

Nicaragua

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Off the Portuguese coast lies the island cluster called the Azores. It’s where Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson spent their honeymoon. How romantic!

The Azores

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