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Royal honeymoon destinations

24th January 2011 Print
Royal honeymoon destinations

Love is in the air!, the UK's leading website in price search and comparison, is calling on all romantics to create a fairytale this Valentine's Day with a special holiday worthy of royalty.

In honour of the upcoming Royal wedding in April, reveals five famous royal honeymoon destinations that will be sure to keep the kisses coming.

Plaid and perfect
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary this year, but whether it's a five month, 10 year or golden anniversary, all couples can enjoy a Scottish fling. While the Queen and Prince honeymooned at the Balmoral Estate, Scotland has many options for couples to have the royal treatment. From Edinburgh's grand castle perched high on a cliff overlooking the city, to the evocative beauty of the rolling Highlands, and the isolated coasts of the Isle of Skye, Scotland offers much to stir the heart.

L'amour in Paris
The city of love, Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Treat your sweetheart to an 18th century Valentine's with a Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI inspired break. Although the couple didn't actually take a honeymoon, their ceremonial wedding was in the luxurious palace of Versailles. Take a day trip to Palace and stroll hand-in-hand among the monumental gardens. Feast like a king or queen on fine French foods, wines, sweets and pastries. Or have the quintessential romantic Paris date - share a cosy table at a cafe, then stroll along the Seine before stealing a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Titillating Tahiti
If unforgettable sunsets, turquoise water and cocktails on the beach sound like the perfect Valentine's, then follow in the steps of Swedish Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling and travel to Tahiti, the island of ultimate romance. While Daniel was her personal trainer, it is unlikely they spent time in a Tahiti gym while on this captivating island destination. Aside from gorgeous beaches, a holiday to French Polynesia has endless opportunities for fun, relaxation and romance. From water sports to spa dates and sleeping in a luxurious five-star hut over a lagoon, a trip to Tahiti is a Valentine's must.

Put the "us" in USA
JFK and Jackie Kennedy, America's version of royalty, enjoyed a border hopping honeymoon. Starting in Manhattan, then jet-setting to Acapulco, Mexico, before a grand finale in California, their tri-locale holiday says romance to the max. In New York, the city that never sleeps, it's easy to splurge on fine accommodation, haute cuisine and unparalled entertainment. In Mexico, spend the days soaking up sunshine and local culture, and nights walking along the picture-perfect white sand beaches. Wrap up this royal tour with a wine-themed stay in California, where couples can sample some of the finest modern wines. Be sommeliers for a day with a couples' wine tasting course and try a hand at creating your own "love potions".

Red Sea romance
A Valentine's stay at the Red Sea is guaranteed to get temperatures rising. Spanish Prince Philip de Bourbon and his wife Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano chose this sun-soaked location for their 2004 honeymoon, and every year thousands of couples flock to its sands and surf to do the same. From Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada or Aqaba, couples can sleep under the desert stars or snorkel in the clear blue sea. The options are endless for a Red Sea Romance.

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Royal honeymoon destinations