Harry and Meghan to stay in separate hotels before their wedding

Harry and Meghan will stay at separate £1,500-a-night hotels before the wedding with the bride-to-be at former stately home linked to the Profumo affair and Prince in a 5-star owned by the Sultan of Brunei

  • Prince Harry to stay at Coworth Park in Sunningdale, Berkshire on Friday, which is owned by Sultan of Brunei
  • Duke of Cambridge will also stay the night as part of his best man duties ahead of Windsor Castle wedding
  • Meghan to stay at Cliveden House Hotel on a National Trust estate  with her mother American mother Doria
  • Cliveden hosted the summer party that sparked the affair between John Profumo and Christine Keeler 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend the night before their wedding at separate luxury hotels close to Windsor Castle in rooms costing up to £1,500-a-night, it was revealed today.  

Prince Harry will stay at the luxurious Coworth Park in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei’s Dorchester hotel group.

The venue is a 15 minute drive from St George’s Chapel and Prince William will also stay the night to support his brother, Kensington Palace has said, but is not known if Kate and their three children will also be there.

The duke and prince play regularly on Coworth Park’s world class polo grounds, which are managed by Guards Polo Club, and last year Meghan watched her then boyfriend play on the pitch.

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on the National Trust’s Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria, where rooms including the aptly named Prince of Wales suite can cost £1,500-a-night.

Cliveden famously hosted the 1961 summer party where John Profumo would meet Christine Keeler and launch the affair that almost destroyed Harold Macmillan’s Tory government. 

Its gardens still has the same outdoor pool where Christine was sunbathing when the Secretary of State for War first saw her – and it is still known as ‘The Profumo Pool’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in Windsor but will stay apart on the night before

Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on Friday, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on the National Trust’s Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria. It was owned by Lord Astor and his family until it was bought by investors in 2012

As Harry’s love affair with Meghan emerged the prince was seen kissing her between parked cars surrounding a polo pitch at Coworth

She will then make the 25 minute journey to Windsor, and her father Thomas is expected to be with her. 

The Cliveden House website describes how the hotel has hosted ‘powerful personalities, debaucherous parties and scandalous affairs’ for more than 350 years.

It was built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress.

The privately owned Grade 1 listed stately home is surrounded by 376 acres of National Trust grounds

Coworth Park in Ascot describes itself as the ‘scenic route to five-star bliss,’ so it would appear Harry could be having a sedate night before his wedding.

The hotel’s website adds: ‘Coworth Park offers idyllic relaxation in many guises, from a rural detox to an indulgent, romantic escape.

‘Here you’ll find an experience to refresh every sense within our welcoming oasis of calm.’

The accommodation once featured in the popular TV talent show X Factor, and William and Harry are likely to know the hotel well as the royal brothers play on its polo grounds every year.

Judge Cheryl Cole, who was joined by Will.i.am from Black Eye Peas, was filmed at the 70-bed hotel when selecting the females to go through to the live finals in 2010.

The duke and prince play regularly on Coworth Park’s world class polo grounds, which are managed by Guards Polo Club, and last year Meghan watched her then boyfriend play on the pitch.

Meghan will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on the National Trust’s Cliveden Estate, with her mother Doria

Cliveden proudly describes how the hotel has hosted ‘powerful personalities, debaucherous parties and scandalous affairs’ for more than 350 years

Its grand grounds includes the outdoor pool where Profumo met Keeler and started a brief affair that cost him his reputation and career and enjoys beautiful views of the Berkshire countryside

Cliveden House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire, can cost £445-a-night for a Club Room like this one but suites cost £1,500

Christine Keeler shown at the pool where she was sunbathing when the Secretary of State for War first saw her. It has been refurbished and is still known as ‘The Profumo Pool’

Prince William will also stay the night to support his brother, Kensington Palace has said. It is not known if his wife and children will stay over at the hotel they often play polo at with friends

Coworth Park in Sunningdale, Berkshire, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei and is considered one the world’s most luxurious hotels

Harry and his brother will enjoy sumptuously furnished bedrooms like this on the night before walking down the aisle

Rooms come with giant bath tubs with views of the rolling countryside, including this grand copper roll top

Harry could relax in this candle-filled room with giant ‘Love’ during the stay but the hotel says they will not reveal what room he will sleep in 

The Conservatory at Restaurant Coworth Park could be used by Harry, family and friends to host a private dinner on Friday

Coworth Park in Ascot describes itself as the ‘scenic route to five-star bliss,’ so it would appear Harry could be having a sedate night before his wedding, perhaps in its ‘Barn’ dining room

Today it emerged the couple will will attend a garden party marking the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration – just days after their wedding – delaying their honeymoon.

Harry and Ms Markle will join Charles and Camilla at the event on Tuesday May 22 at Buckingham Palace.

Clarence House said: ‘The event will celebrate The Prince of Wales’ Patronages and Military affiliations as well as others involved in charities supported by The Prince.’

A number of cadets and emergency services personnel who were first responders after the bombing at the Manchester Arena on May 22 2017 will also attend the garden party.

It will be Harry and Ms Markle’s first official engagement as a married couple. 

The couple spent their final weekend together before the big day at a hideaway cottage in the Cotswolds.

The pair hunkered down at the four-bedroom lodge, which is nestled in a wooded areas of the north Oxfordshire countryside.

Refurbishments have been made to make the leased-out love nest fit for purpose, with motion alarms and cameras set up in the surrounding area.

It is believed that Meghan, 36, is a particular fan of the secret retreat and the picturesque views the couple can see from the kitchen’s large window.

A source told The Sun: ‘The run-up to the wedding has been quite stressful for them and they just wanted to get away and relax before the big day.

‘They like to escape to the country for the weekend and the cottage is just perfect for them.

‘It’s very private, has a vast open-plan kitchen and dining area for Meghan to cook in and lots of large windows for the stunning views.’ 

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