13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

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Having spent summers in a castle in Scotland and on the coast of Greece, the royals know a thing or two about luxe vacationing. Here, we've rounded up their favorite places to getaway. (Who knows? Maybe they'll inspire your next holiday.)

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The Osborne House, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert purchased this luxe estate in 1845 before using it as a seaside retreat and summer getaway.

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Llwynywermod, Wales

The Duchess of Cornwall purchased this 20-acre property in 2006. Since 2008, she and Prince Charles have used it as their home base during their annual summer tour of Wales. 

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The Bahamas

Queen Elizabeth II's third son, Prince Edward, visited the Bahamas with his family just earlier this year to honor gold award recipients of the Governor General's Youth Award Program. They had previously visited for the same reason in 2011.

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Skagen, Denmark

Denmark's Prince Frederik and his family spend their summers vacationing in this northern town on the country's Jutland coast.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Prince Harry first visited Africa in 1997, shortly after his mother's death. He's since made many a trip to the continent — including a 2015 tour during which he visited with children in Cape Town.

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Spetses, Greece

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik officially tied the knot in this beautiful Greek city in August 2010.

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Verbier, Switzerland

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie — the two daughters of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York — have spent multiple holidays skiing in this pretty Swiss village.

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Antigua and Barbuda

Princess Diana considered these relatively quiet Caribbean islands her favorite vacation destinations.

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Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Prince Albert first purchased this grand estate in 1852, and it has stayed in the royal family ever since. Queen Elizabeth II still gets away to this castle in the Scottish Highlands every summer. 

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Sardinia, Italy

Jordan's Queen Rania was last seen vacationing in this Italian paradise with her family last summer.

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Klosters, Switzerland

Before they were married, Prince William and Kate Middleton were seen kissing on the slopes in this Swiss skiing town.

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Mustique, Grenadine Islands of St. Vincent

Prince William and Kate Middleton first visited this beautiful private island in 2008, but they've since returned for many a family vacation — including two babymoons!

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Mallorca, Spain

This Spanish island is home to Marivent Castle, the summer home of former King of Spain Juan Carlos and his queen, Sofia.

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