Well not everyone can be in London for Will and Kate’s big day, and there are probably a lot of Londoners who wish they could be elsewhere. So if your invitation got lost in the mail, or you just wish to avoid the hoopla, try Prague for a different kind of royal visit.
Royal stop number 1: Prague Castle. But, of course! Our castle might not have the regal look of Buckingham Palace, but it is (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) the largest castle complex in the world at 70,000 square meters. Plus, you can sit in the lovely Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, since you won’t be in some other London church…
Royal stop number 2: Vysehrad. The site of Prague’s first castle, local legend has it that Princess Libuse stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and proclaimed Prague’s future greatness. Visitors nowadays exclaim over the beautiful views along the Vltava River and the lovely park. There’s a great beer garden here where you can stop for a drink, sans wedding cake.
Royal stop number 3: Where to eat your imperial dinner? We suggest Zlata Praha, atop the Intercontinental Hotel. Gorgeous views are a backdrop to an elegant dining room and a mix of Czech and international cuisine.
Royal stop number 4: Finish your noble day with some music fit for a king or queen by taking in a concert at the stunning and acoustically perfect Rudolfinum.
Don your tiara, perfect your royal wave and have a majestic day!
Photo of St. Vitus Cathedral courtesy of CzechTourism