Before their official tour of South Africa began, the royal couple stopped and stayed at this luxury hotel in Rome called Hotel Vilòn.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (and baby Archie) spent a whirlwind two nights in Rome, where they helped fête their close friend, fashion designer Misha Nonoo, and her new husband, oil tycoon Mikey Hess, on their wedding day.
There, the pair reportedly stayed at the ultra-exclusive Hotel Vilòn, which is located in a historic building that dates back to the mid-16th century and is situated in the heart of Rome, just steps from the Trevi fountain. With only 18 units, the entire boutique hotel was reportedly booked for the three-day wedding festivities, and the Daily Mail reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex most likely stayed in the luxurious Borghese Suite.
The one-bedroom suite is located on the second floor of the hotel and is characterized by distinct blue-gray walls with white trim. Its decor is mostly Art Deco, keeping in line with the aesthetic of the rest of the luxury hotel, and its furnishings include a king-size bed and a sitting area offset by gold wrought-iron railings and a plush grey patterned rug.
Elsewhere in the modern suite is a marble bathroom with a modern freestanding, deep-soaking tub, a walk-in double rain shower, a double-sink vanity, and a wardrobe. A set of double doors opens out from the luxury bedroom onto a private terrace that looks down upon a tranquil garden below.
Other luxury suites in the hotel include the Vilòn Suite, which boasts flower-patterned wallpaper, a separate study area, a chic pink chaise lounge chair, and gold and brass accents which tie the look together.
Other guests at the nuptials included Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, late-night host James Corden, and President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, a close friend of Hess.
According to the Daily Mail, locals noticed a cadre of plainclothes policemen hanging around the hotel starting Thursday, the day of Meghan and Harry’s arrival. “This place has been crawling with cops the past three days,” a council worker told the publication. “I was starting to wonder who was staying at the hotel.”