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.