Kate and William enjoy romantic break in French Chateau


Kate and William enjoy romantic break in French ChateauPA

It's just a couple of days until they head off on their eight-day tour of south-east Asia, so last week Kate and William treated themselves to a romantic break at a French chateau in the Luberon Hills.

The Express reports that the royal couple were staying at the secluded Chateau D'Autet in Provence, which is owned by the Queen's nephew Viscount Linley. It is available to rent but costs several thousand pounds a week to do so - although Kate and William are likely to have been guests of Lord Linley and his wife Serena.

Guests can enjoy unspoilt views of the Provence countryside as the 19th century hunting lodge is set in 640 acres of woodland, overlooking fields of fragrant lavender. It boasts a heated swimming pool, tennis court and boules pitch as well as walking and cycling routes.

According to the Chateau's website, guests never have to leave the property - which is good news for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who like to keep a low profile. It's possible to arrange for food to be delivered to the door, and guests can hire a personal chef to cater for them during their stay. A massage therapist and personal trainer are also available, while those who want to get out and about can choose to hire mountain bikes or book a chauffeur.

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