Last updated on July 12th, 2022 at 01:16 pm
For the past several days, the Royal Trip included stops to some of the poshest and poorest places in North America–from polished polo fields and north Atlantic coastal islands to L.A.’s Skid Row. While the Royal Trip might have concluded, the travel hot spots the Royals patronized are still open and ready for your arrival.
Before I recap Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Trip, I must say I am still riding high from their royal wedding dream. (If you are feeling nostalgic for that April day, you can read my story Kate Middleton Stole My Royal Wedding Dream)
If you can afford to travel with your personal hairstylist, perfect your own make-up, and pack in 40-day-to-night wardrobe changes for a trip, then you are well on your way to traveling like Kate Middleton royalty.
How to Travel Like a Duchess
Step One: Plan the Canadian Trip of a Lifetime with stops that include the following places:
2. Step Two: Step off a jet plane in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada wearing a gorgeous navy lace Erdem dress to match your ridiculously amazing sapphire engagement ring.
Step 3: Fashion your own fascinator for celebrating Canada Day in Canada.
Step 4: Choose a horse-drawn carriage and a row boat as preferred methods of transportation on Prince Edward Island.
Step 5: Manage to pull off the “cowgirl” look no matter where in the world you are, especially in Calgary.
Step 7: Watch your husband win a polo match in Santa Barbara.
Step 8: After meeting America’s favorite celebrities at the BAFTA event, take time to see the not-so-glitzy side of life and support an inner-city nonprofit school in Skid Row.
A true duchess knows it’s not all polo matches and Jimmy Choos all the time. With the royal title comes social responsibility–a good reminder to us all, even if we don’t have the Windsor name or the Harry Winstons, chances are we still have more than the majority of the world.
Much like the Royal Trip, travel should take you places the camera can’t capture. Travel should take your perspective in new directions to remind you that whether you are a duchess or from downtown Los Angeles, we all inhabitants this world together. Again, Kate Middleton, HRH Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, you inspire me to take my dreams and my travel itineraries further.
Katie Eigel is a self-proclaimed Wine-Geek-In-Training who spends her days writing for various publications about wine travel, wine, and traveling the world.
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