The Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is the must-see event of the year! If you are lucky enough to be one of the 600 dignitaries, celebrities and political elites invited to this grand soiree, you will want to arrive in style. But even if you are simply a die-hard royal fan traveling to London to be close the aristocratic event worth a rumored of $32 million, you can experience the high life and travel like a proper nobleman (or woman!)
For those looking to experience London in royal style, Fort Lauderdale based private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, which has a head office in London, shares their tips for the most decadent British experiences.
Getting There – The Gulfstream G650ER
The Gulfstream G650ER, also known as the G6, is the world’s fastest and most luxurious long-range private jet, with a nonstop flight range of 7,500 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.9, just under the speed of sound. The G6 is your own palace in the sky with accommodations for 13, a master suite bedroom fit for a king and queen, fully-reclining seats, bespoke lighting and temperature controls and the key to any long-range trips- low cabin pressure to reduce jet lag.
- San Francisco to London on a Gulfstream G650 from $165k (one-way)
- Los Angeles to London on a Gulfstream G650 from $155k (one-way)
- NYC to London on a Gulfstream G650 from $95k (one-way)
The sky’s the limit when it comes to catering on private jets, but for this uniquely royal flight, PrivateFly suggests the below wedding-inspired menus.
- High Tea in the Sky: Classic English Afternoon Tea featuring sandwiches, biscuits, scones and lemon elderflower cakes inspired by Meghan’s wedding cake choice.
- Wedding Cocktails: a Pimms cocktail, Megan’s favorite wine, Tignanello or a glass of Kate and William’s wedding champagne, French Laurent Perrier Rose.
- Dinner Inspired by William and Kate’s Wedding Menu: Marinated salmon, roast lamb and English asparagus, followed by a trio of honey ice cream, sherry trifle and chocolate parfait.
Where to Stay
- Claridge’s in Mayfair is the epitome of timeless British elegance and one of the best 5-star luxury hotels in the world.
- The Goring is the last remaining family-owned luxury hotel in London and is located across the street from Buckingham Palace.
- Stoke Park Country Club & Spa, located just 6 miles from Windsor Castle where the royal wedding will take place, features world-renowned service and beautifully kept grounds.
Where to Dine
- Chiltern Firehouse: Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes presents delectable dishes in a remodeled 1889 fire station run by famed hotelier Andres Balazs as part of his 26 room luxury hotel.
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: This two Michelin-star establishment is consistently voted one of the best restaurants in the world and not to be missed. The celebrity chef taps into Britain’s rich traditional culinary history with unusual results. Recommended dishes are the signature Meat Fruit starter and Earl Grey Tea Cured Salmon.
- Fortnum & Mason: The ultimate spot to experience a traditional afternoon tea. The in-house tearistas will take you through a guided tea tasting.
What to Do
- Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace: Skip the crowds and arrange a private after-hours tour to see her Majesty’s art collection, one of the most expensive and expansive in the world.
- The Crown Jewels: Enjoy a private viewing of the Queen’s Crown Jewels. You’ll also see the rest of the Tower – the White Tower, Traitors’ Gate, the ravens and all the main areas of this fascinating ancient fortress.
- Savile Row: London’s most famous fashion street features the best tailors and craftsmen like Dege & Skinner, who have been around for 150 years and Huntsman at no. 11 Savile Row. For the final touches to your look stop by Foster and Son, London’s oldest shoemakers whose clients include legendary Hollywood actor Clark Gable.