Kate and Wills’ $30 afternoon tea for two! Hotel shares candid snaps of couple’s private visit for scones and sandwiches on royal trip to Cumbria
- William and Kate carried out royal engagements in Cumbria on Tuesday
- The couple visited the market town of Keswick and a sheep farm in the region
- It has now been revealed they paid a private visit to four-star Inn on the Lake
- Duke and Duchess enjoyed afternoon tea in a room overlooking Lake Ullswater
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge squeezed in a private visit to a lakeside hotel during their visit to Cumbria earlier this week, it has been revealed.
William, 36, and Kate, 37, were in the region on Tuesday to carry out a string of engagements, including meeting volunteers in Keswick and helping framers shear their sheep at a farm in Patterdale.
But it has now emerged that the couple also found time to enjoy an afternoon tea for two at the four-star Inn on the Lake, in Ullswater.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge squeezed in a private visit to a lakeside hotel during their visit to Cumbria earlier this week, it has been revealed. Pictured, the royal couple greet members of staff and their children on arrival at the Lake District retreat
The hotel published photos of the royals on its website, with one (pictured) showing the couple waving to staff as they boarded their helicopter at the end of the day’s engagements
The couple were in the region on Tuesday to carry out a string of engagements, including meeting volunteers in Keswick and helping framers at a farm in Patterdale, pictured
The hotel published photos of the royals on its website and told how they sampled a spread ‘fit for a for a future king and queen’ from the comfort of a private luxury room.
The candid snaps show the couple greeting the hotel director and her two young children, and waving to staff as they boarded their helicopter following their engagement at the farm.
Prince William was said to be so impressed by the views of Lake Ullswater that he told staff he wanted to stay for longer on a future visit to the Lake District.
Staff from the four-star Inn on the Lake, pictured, told how they sampled a spread ‘fit for a for a future king and queen’ from the comfort of a private luxury room
Candid photos shared by the hotel show the Duke and Duchess greeting the director’s son on their arrival. Kate reportedly asked the little boy, pictured, if his favourite food is pizza
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed their afternoon tea in a stunning luxury room similar to the one above. Prince William was said to be impressed with the views of the lake
The hotel’s £23 afternoon tea, pictured, features sweet and savoury treats including sandwiches, scones and homemade cake. William and Kate enjoyed the afternoon spread
The hotel’s £23 afternoon tea, usually served at the Orangery, includes homemade sandwiches with a variety of fillings: honey and orange roasted gammon & Hawkshead piccalilli; Appleby Creamery cheddar cheese & sweet pickle; egg & chive mayonnaise; and cucumber & crème fraîche with black pepper.
It is served on a beautifully presented stand alongside a homemade savoury treat; homemade plan and fruit scones, with butter, jam and clotted cream; homemade baked treats; macaroon; and a traditional mini trifle.
Guests can then order their own drink from a selection of tea and coffee.
Another photo showed by the hotel showed the royal couple’s helicopter on its grounds
The pit stop at the lakeside hotel was likely a welcome respite on a busy day of engagements for the couple.
They kicked off their day in the pretty market town of Keswick, where they greeted well-wishers and met community leaders, before sampling produce from local food stalls.
They flew by helicopter to Inn on the Lake, before leaving by car to the farm for an afternoon of sheep shearing, dry wall building and a walk through the countryside.
The couple then returned briefly to the hotel where their helicopter was waiting to take them away.