The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge awoke in a delightful country inn on Sunday, marking their first anniversary of marriage. They attended the wedding of some close friends before arriving at the inn. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
So, where did the Duke and Duchess awake on their first anniversary?
According to various sources, the royal couple arrived at a traditional Suffolk coaching inn, The Westleton Crown, around 1am on Sunday morning. All of the rooms were rented out for the wedding guests of William and Kate’s close friends Hannah Gillingham (an old school friend of Kate’s) and Robert Carter, according to The Telegraph.
The royal couple arrived at the inn after attending the wedding and slept in The Swan room (around £165 a night).
In the morning, Will and Kate ate a traditional buffet breakfast with their friends, before traveling back to their cottage in North Wales.
Photo of the inn via westletoncrown.co.uk
Pictures of some rooms inside the inn where Wills and Kate awoke on their first anniversary of marriage.
The inn’s General manager, Gareth Clarke, spoke to The Telegraph about the visit:
We were made aware that some special guests were arriving, but we didn’t know just how special,” he said. “It was a lovely family occasion with a relaxed atmosphere and they were both seemed really happy to be in a comfortable environment with friends. William and Kate pitched up at about 1am and enjoyed a drink at the bar before retiring to the Swan room for the night. They both ate a cooked breakfast of bacon and eggs before they left in the morning. They’re the first royalty we’ve had staying with us. It’s not every day you welcome the second in line to the throne.
Another member of the staff recounted observations of the Duke and Duchess’s visit to the The Telegraph as well:
I saw them when they came down for breakfast. They were chatting with everyone and having a catch-up.
From what I hear, everybody at the wedding really enjoyed themselves. William and Kate were very friendly and wanted to be treated just like everyone else – they weren’t hiding away. They were getting involved and including themselves in the party. They arrived quite late but had a glass of champagne. We didn’t really see very much of them, because they went up to their room, but they had a buffet breakfast with the group. When they left, they said thank you for having them and said they had enjoyed their stay.
One year since the lavish fairytale royal wedding that dazzled the world and the couple are still going strong and in the spotlight. Photo via Defence Images’ and flickr.com .