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British companies roll out royal wedding packages for the big day
The much-anticipated royal wedding is now less than three months away. We didn't receive a coveted save-the-date fax, so it's safe to say we won't be sitting between Elton John and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
That's OK, though – there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the Wedding of the Century without all the excessive bowing and curtsying. In the same predicament? Well, you could celebrate stateside with the Trump International Hotel's royal wedding package; or, you could skip the pond for the big day and take in all of the royal excitement. Need suggestions? Here are a few of the best packages thrown together in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Oh, and don't wait – packages are already selling out.
British Airways' Royal Wedding Weekend
British Airways is leading the royal wedding pack with several flight and hotel options for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the pomp and circumstance. Prices start at $820 for trips between April 27 and May 1, and hotel options range from the 2-star Pembury in London's Finsbury Park to the 5-Star Grange Holborn on the West End.
Hilton London Tower Bridge
Starting at $1600 plus tax, the Hilton London Tower Bridge's royal wedding package includes a three-night stay for two, a bottle of Champagne, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a post-nuptial dinner with wine. The catch? You have to call the hotel directly at 011-44-20-002-300 to get in on the deal.
Superbreak Royal Wedding 2011 Breaks
This one works best if you'll already be in the U.K. before the festivities start. The packages start around $475 and include two or three nights in a London-area hotel, return-rail travel from any East Coast rail station, a flight on the London Eye, 2 for 1 meals with the Hi-Life dining card and Smartsave vouchers.
London Hilton Park Lane
Already have your room booked and looking for somewhere to dine before the wedding hoopla starts? Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows is offering a $72 three-course lunch from April 26 to 29 complete with beautiful views of Buckingham Palace.
Podium restaurant at the London Hilton Park Lane is offering a blue-themed tea in honor of the blue sapphire engagement ring that Prince William gave Middleton. For $53, you'll get your fill of blueberry muffins, blue macaroons and blue jam. Available April 26 to May 1.
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