British Royal Family

Where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will spend their last night before their royal wedding

Fit for royalty!

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have gained a reputation as (beloved!) royal rule breakers, but there's one age-old tradition they're sticking with ahead of their upcoming wedding: the loved-up duo will stay at separate hotels on the eve of their wedding.
Kensington Palace have confirmed that the soon-to-be-married pair will lodge at separate hotels in the Windsor area on Friday evening.
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Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park, a five-star country house in Ascot, and will be joined at the luxury hotel by his best man and older brother, the Duke of Cambridge. Rooms rates at the exclusive location start at £318 (A$ 572), but there's a good chance the prince will opt for one of the hotel's spacious suites, which cost around £1,270 ($2284).
The party-prince-turned-devoted-husband-to-be could also spring for the Dower House -- a house set within beautiful private gardens in the grounds of the countryside estate. The stand-alone residence has three en-suite bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with a personal chef on request (!!), as well as a private gated entrance and parking.

Meghan, meanwhile, will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on The National Trust's Cliveden Estate in Berkshire. She will be joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, who will accompany her daughter to the St George's Chapel ceremony.
Here, a classic room will set you back around £525 ($944) a night on weekends during the summer months. However, it's thought the duchess-to-be and her mum will chose to stay in the more private Spring Cottage -- a three bedroom residence nestled near to the banks of the River Thames on the estate.
The stunning hotel, which boasts impeccably landscaped grounds, has long-running connections to royalty. It has been visited by nearly every British monarch since George I and was once even home to Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1737.

Just a week before the highly-anticipated wedding, Buckingham Palace released Queen Elizabeth II's official consent for the couple to wed. The official document — transcribed on vellum and decorated with symbols representing the couple — was released late Friday.
As required by the Succession to the Crown Act, the first six royals in succession for the throne are required to ask the monarch for her permission to marry. So, as fifth in line, the law applied to the groom-to-be.
And now, with his grandmother's approval, it's all systems go!