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The Four Best Cities to Watch the Royal Wedding

April 18, 2018
Welsh Guards outside Buckingham Palace

The royal wedding takes place in one month. Passionate and passive royal-watchers alike will be rejoicing in the union of HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. At midday, DST time on Saturday, May 19, 2018, the newest royal couple will tie the knot at Saint George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle surrounded by close friends and family.

Did you wedding invitation get lost in the mail? Don’t despair! As the wedding will be televised around the world, you won’t need to be in the chapel to enjoy the ceremony. Want to make the most of this royal day from the other side of the screen? Corporate Stays has put together a list of the four best cities from which to enjoy the royal wedding. 

LondonBe a part of the Royal Wedding in London

If you’re looking to get as close to the royal wedding as possible, then there’s no better place to enjoy it than London. Just an hour from the wedding venue itself, London is the prime location to both enjoy royal festivities and a romantic holiday at the same time. As many people are sure to be thinking along the same lines, it’s crucial to begin planning your trip away now.

Premium accommodation so close to the event is sure to be snapped up, so book now to avoid missing out. You may also like to consider booking any special tours or activities in advance. While there is sure to be plenty to do in London in May 2018, a few standout events include the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, visiting Museums at Night, and more.

EdinburghEnjoy an authentic UK experience in Edinburgh

Another major city in the United Kingdom, Edinburgh is an excellent place to enjoy an authentic experience of the royal wedding while avoiding the major crowds of London. Though the wedding will not be an official holiday, Scots will be enjoying the long Victoria Day weekend. Edinburgh will be ready to celebrate (and have some time to recover on Monday!)

Once you have celebrated the royal festivities with the locals, you can enjoy the sights of the famous city. Why not pop by Edinburgh Castle, visited by the royal couple only months ago? Or perhaps you want to continue the celebration in one of Edinburgh’s many pubs. If the celebration gets a little overwhelming, you can always go for relaxing stroll through one of the large, local parks.

TorontoToronto is the perfect destination for Canadian Royal Watchers

Toronto is rumoured to have played a rather large role in this royal romance. It is where Megan Markle was living to film her hit show, Suits. It is also the city where they made their official public debut at the 2017 Invictus Games, of which HRH Prince Harry is a massive supporter. If you don’t think you’ll be making it to England for the wedding, Toronto just might be the next-best option.

Of course, the best option is to have a viewing party with your friends in the comfort of your home or apartment. However, there are also viewing parties open to the public around the city. Toronto is pulling out all the stops for this event.

The romance and royal feeling won’t have to end with the wedding. Enjoy a long weekend by exploring what the city has to offer. Explore Toronto’s own majestic castle, Casa Loma. You can take a to the Humber Bay Arch Bridge for spectacular views. Or maybe you would like to enjoy a special dinner in the CN Tower?  

New YorkNew York City for Royal Wedding Viewers

The United States may have officially parted ways with the monarchy years ago, but many Americans still have a warm spot in their heart for the couple. It is, after all, Megan Markle’s home country. Prince Harry is known for his friendly relationship with former US President Barack Obama, as they worked on creating publicity for the Invictus Games together.

So get ready to wake up early in the city that never sleeps to enjoy the royal nuptials. For those less-inclined to leaving their home in the morning, make sure you book yourself somewhere you can enjoy the royal wedding on television. For those who want to enjoy the royal wedding with a proper English breakfast and good company, there are plenty of options in New York. We would recommend checking out the viewing party hosted by the Churchill Pub, which kicks off at 6:30.

Enjoy the royal wedding while feeling like a royal yourself. Get your best hat, your good friends, and get ready to celebrate. Whether in your hometown, or on a trip for the occasion, it is going to be a fun day. And if you are looking for somewhere stay during your travel, let our team help find you some “royal” accommodations!

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