Prince William and Kate Middleton to Rent Cottage

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prince william kate middletonPrince William and Kate Middleton aren't your typical renters. But after the soon-to-be royal couple make their wedding vows on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London, they plan to honeymoon in a modest rental in England's Isles of Scilly. Rob Bear of Curbed.com recommends some modest but homey options.


Presumably in preparation for an upcoming appearance on Rich Bride, Poor Bride, a British couple named William and Kate toured several rental ballrooms in Slough, England, before deciding to save a little money by holding their wedding reception at his grandmother's house instead. Okay, well it doesn't hurt that the Archbishop of Canterbury christened you there, grandma regularly holds soirees for 1,500 people in her ballroom, and that grandma is the Queen of England. That's right, when Prince William and Kate Middletonfinish tying the knot at Westminster Abbey, they'll head across town to a palace that was, according to the royal wedding website, purchasedby King George III in 1761 to "use as a comfortable family home close to St James's Palace. Buckingham Palacemight not need an introduction, but we've rarely seen pictures of its overtly opulent interiors (above).But after the fancy episode at the palace, it's off to the Islands of Scilly for, as the Daily Mailput it, "a budget honeymoon." Yep, even the prince is pinching pennies.

Instead of jetting off to the Seychelles or some other far-flung British protectorate, the royal couple are reportedly planning on spending their honeymoon much closer to home, on the Isles of Scilly.No, not the Italian island of Sicily, the British islands of Scilly.


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