Where the Royals Vacation
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Where the Royals Vacation

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For when the crowns come off—royal vacations worthy of a king.

Mustique,St. Vincent and the Grenadines Princess Margaret

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This privately owned island hideaway made it to the map because of one resident alone: Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister. The land on which she built her villa was a wedding gift to her and her photographer husband, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a. Lord Snowdon. With Margaret’s royal presence in the Caribbean, aristocrats and international tastemakers such as Mick Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger followed, and soon the three-square-mile rock became a regal resort. The princess’s very own villa, Les Jolies Eaux, built by theatrical set designer Oliver Messel, is available for rent. (From $18,000 per week, low season; $28,000, high season.) —Sarah Rose

Where the Royals Vacation

Mustique,St. Vincent and the Grenadines Princess Margaret

This privately owned island hideaway made it to the map because of one resident alone: Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister. The land on which she built her villa was a wedding gift to her and her photographer husband, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a. Lord Snowdon. With Margaret’s royal presence in the Caribbean, aristocrats and international tastemakers such as Mick Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger followed, and soon the three-square-mile rock became a regal resort. The princess’s very own villa, Les Jolies Eaux, built by theatrical set designer Oliver Messel, is available for rent. (From $18,000 per week, low season; $28,000, high season.) —Sarah Rose

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