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Windsor homeowners renting £15,000 rooms for royal wedding

Homeowners and businesses are making the most of having a Royal Wedding on their doorstep by renting out rooms for exorbitant fees. 

Residents of Windsor, Berkshire, will make thousands of pounds from press and tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day.

The royal couple will marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, just a stone’s throw away from a busy high street full of pubs and small hotels, on May 19.

Homeowners and businesses in Windsor, Berkshire, will make thousands of pounds from press and tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day

Two rooms above The Horse & Groom pub (pictured) have been rented out by American tourists for £15,000 a night, according to locals

Two rooms above The Horse & Groom pub (pictured) have been rented out by American tourists for £15,000 a night, according to locals

‘We’ve all been contacted by TV channels and things like that. I’ve been offered £10,000 to move out for the week and I’m seriously considering it,’  one homeowner living on Park Street told the Daily Star Sunday.

‘The Queen’s birthday was huge and I think it’s going to be bigger than that’ 

Two rooms above The Horse & Groom pub have been rented out by American tourists for £15,000 a night, according to locals.

You get what you pay for! The map shows how close tourists renting rooms in the pub will be to the royal wedding 

You get what you pay for! The map shows how close tourists renting rooms in the pub will be to the royal wedding 

Above is the view of Windsor Castle from rooms in The Horse & Groom, which were rented for £15,000 per night

Above is the view of Windsor Castle from rooms in The Horse & Groom, which were rented for £15,000 per night

The Carpenters Arms landlady Sam Glancy has rented out one floor to the US broadcaster NBC News for around £30,000. 

It will build an extension at the back of the building, directly opposite Windsor Castle from, where two news anchors will report over the wedding weekend.

NBC has also rented two rooms with balconies in another building facing the castle, Sam said. She said the fee was in the tens of thousands.

The Carpenters Arms landlady Sam Glancy has rented out one floor to the US broadcaster NBC News for around £30,000.

The Carpenters Arms landlady Sam Glancy has rented out one floor to the US broadcaster NBC News for around £30,000.

The landlady, who has run the pub for three years, said: ‘The Queen’s birthday was huge and I think it’s going to be bigger than that.

‘I know a lot of places around here. People have been approaching them to rent rooms.

‘There’s mixed feelings because the town’s going to be taken over. It’s already starting to be taken over now, really.   

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire has been chosen as the venue for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire 

The church is often at the heart of royal events, with the Windsors gathering there each year for Easter services

The church is often at the heart of royal events, with the Windsors gathering there each year for Easter services

‘I don’t know if a lot of people in Windsor will go away. I think it will be nice to be here. 

‘I think the Americans will come over to holiday and will come to see Windsor because it’s going to be huge for them.

‘I’ve never known the media to be like this – every business in the area has been approached for something.’

The ceremony is expected to be a smaller one that that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the capacity of just 800 compared to Westminster Abbey's 1,900

The ceremony is expected to be a smaller one that that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the capacity of just 800 compared to Westminster Abbey’s 1,900

Local hotels will be full to capacity after every available room in the town was snapped up. 

Tomas Trubiroha, 24, who works at the Castle Hotel, confirmed that all 108 rooms in the building had been reserved by the media and tourists.

And all 120 rooms at the Macdonald Hotel have also been fully booked out.  



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