The Royal Honeymoon will be in the very heart of Italy, research predicts
With the Royal Wedding just over a month away, speculation about where the royal couple will go afterwards is reaching fever pitch – with hundreds of potential honeymoon destinations being suggested.
However, new detailed research has revealed that one location stands head and shoulders above the others – the Italian paradise of Tuscany.
Luxury holiday provider Sovereign has carried out research which points towards evidence for the most likely candidates, in the form of a top eight interactive list – Countdown to Paradise – that spans the globe from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.
A variety of factors were taken into account to come up with the shortlist, including accommodation and travel costs, the price of hiring each hotel in its entirety for added security, the historical significance of each destination, and the level of privacy.
The calculated results point towards the rolling green hills of Tuscany as the newlyweds’ secret honeymoon destination once they are whisked away at the end of May.
The biggest hint of all lies in the name of Meghan Markle’s former lifestyle blog. “The Tig” was named after Tignanello, a world-renowned ruby red Tuscan wine. With excellent wine being one of her great passions, there are few better places in the world to indulge and furthermore, the peaceful and often remote landscape of Tuscany is ideally suited to providing valuable privacy from prying eyes.
In addition, it’s just a short hop from a private landing strip in London to the region’s marquee hotel – the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco resort. Originally a medieval village, this 800-year old working wine estate offers super-private villas, its own church and plenty of entertainment including a cookery school using ingredients from its own organic garden.
Tuscany is both down-to-earth, but uniquely glamorous, all in one package – much like the personality of the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex.
In total, the royal honeymoon in Tuscany is estimated to cost over £870,000, with the biggest outlay being the reservation of all the other rooms at the hotel to ensure total privacy, as is standard for all royals and celebrity visits.
Although Tuscany appears the standout destination, from a historical and financial perspective, there are plenty of other candidates that have been hotly discussed, and Sovereign Luxury Travel has carried out extensive research around those too. Making up the remaining top eight are:
Tetiaroa Island, French Polynesia
Nevis, the Caribbean
To see all of the evidence and inside information the full list can be viewed at: sovereign.com/royal-honeymoon/