Prince William and Kate Middleton Chose a Charming Lake District Hotel for an Afternoon Date

Prince William and Kate Middleton went on a low-key afternoon date. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

It’s been a busy several days for Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent last weekend at Trooping the Colour, celebrating Queen Elizabeth and introducing Prince Louis to balcony life. A few days later, they headed to Cumbria for a day of engagements with the rural and farming communities in the region, meeting with local farmers, first responder volunteers and families. There was also a low-key sheep shearing moment.

The Cambridges did, however, take a little time for a secret date, as they headed to the Inn on the Lake, a 47-room Ullswater hotel, for an afternoon tea.

Subscribe to Observer’s Lifestyle Newsletter

Prince William and Kate were served the hotel’s full afternoon tea in one of the fanciest accommodations, the luxe lake view room, per Hello. The hotel’s spokesperson told the outlet that Prince William “commented on the view from the bedroom being fantastic,” and that the future king said he hoped to stay longer on their next visit to the Lake District.

The aforementioned room is storybook charming, with a four-poster wood bed, upholstered furniture and a balcony looking over the water. While afternoon tea isn’t exactly difficult to find in London, this one does sound very nice and British, with fresh finger sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, a mini trifle and macaroons, and costs around $30.

The Inn is part of the Lake District hotel group, which also includes the Inn on the Square in Keswick, where Prince William and Kate stopped earlier in the day for a brunch buffet. Yes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now lake people.

Post-afternoon tea date, Prince William and Kate headed back to Kensington Palace via private helicopter, but the Inn on the Lake is still serving up a very regal meal in their honor. The waterside hotel is now offering a limited “Royal Afternoon Tea,” for those who want the Cambridge treatment.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Chose a Charming Lake District Hotel for an Afternoon Date