Hotel Turns Down Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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You’d think that Prince William and Kate Middleton would never have a problem booking a hotel room.  However, that is not the case for a booking they were hoping to make for June.

Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton tried booking a room at Le Hotel Marotte, located in Amiens, France around six months in advance. When the French Foreign Ministry contacted the hotel about booking suites for the Royal Family, they were told that they wouldn’t be able to accommodate them since they were already fully booked.

The hotel would not cancel the rooms for people who had already booked and paid for their stay. The hotel felt it would be unethical. I give the hotel credit for sticking to his policy. It’s got to be good press to say that the royal family stayed at your hotel thought!

Prince Harry, William and Kate will be in the area for the Somme commemorations. While I’m not exactly sure what that is, T+L mentioned that the event “commemorates those that died in the 1916 battle“. 2016 will also be the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Le Hotel Marotte is the only luxury property near to the battlefields and it “features contemporary furnishings, a security gate, and houses a lounge, coffee shop and tea room—all for about $300 a night.

So what’s a royal family to do?

Find out more from T+L here.

10 thoughts on “Hotel Turns Down Prince William and Kate Middleton

  1. Perhaps the existing guest(s) is/ are related to a soldier who died at the Somme, therefore should not be bumped! Also, if they are bumped for the Prince, where should a hotel draw the line at who is “important” enough to pre-empt other guests? President/ Prime Minister of a country? An Assisant Secretary or Vice-Minister of a national govt.?

  2. bctraveler- I did. So sorry for leaving out the word “the”.

    Jennifer- Thanks for the info.

    Mrtibbs1999- Maybe it was taught in school but I do not recall.

    NB- Clearly being rude is a strong point for you and grammar is not.

  3. I’m shocked that you have never heard of it. It is one of the worst battles in the history of the world. It’s name lives on as a reminder of the folly of war.

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