Back in the day, the Cambridges made a summer pilgrimage to the Caribbean island of Mustique, in a French surf town called Biarritz. With the recent world events, though, long-haul travel poses serious safety issues. That said, this year, the royal family took a vacation closer to home.
Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their three children vacationed in Tresco. It’s a beautiful spot in the Isles of Scilly on the southwestern coast of England. The duchess and duke were spotted joyfully biking around the coast of the island. It’s a necessary means of transportation because Tresco is a car-free location.
Dolphin House, Tresco Island
You might wonder where they stayed. This would be Dolphin House, a gorgeous six-bedroom stone cottage with stunning views of the sea and the famed Round Island Lighthouse. Privacy is key at Dolphin House, as the property is set amid a walled garden, filled with greenery. It’s also available for anyone to rent.
The head of the family, Prince William, has quite the story with the Tresco island. Back in 1989, he was pictured there with her mother, Princess Diana, his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince Harry. Decades later, he and Kate made an official visit there.
Truth is, Tresco is part of the Duchy of Cornwall, and one day, the land will be his. When Charles becomes king, the duchy will pass to William. Royal lineages aside, their family trip to the Isles of Scilly is a great example of the travel trend in 2020.
More and more people who are seeking a safe respite from their homes are visiting local destinations instead of international ones. In the U.S, a recent survey shows that the majority of the U.S. people don’t expect to return to air travel until 2021. Meanwhile, the cottages in the UK are also camping sites and off-the-grid properties have seen a surge in summer bookings.