Time for a little pampering! Prince William and Kate Middleton had a nonstop schedule during their six-day tour of India and Bhutan earlier this month, but despite their busy agendas, the royal couple managed to find time for a secret (and super romantic!) spa date within the private confines of their luxury hotel suite.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace during their overnight stop in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 10. And while things were very public as they visited a slum in the city, played cricket at the Oval Maidan and hosted a Bollywood-inspired charity event at the hotel, there were other, more private treats in store for them once back behind the closed doors of their stunning Rajput suite.
“Their 1,500 square foot two-bedroom suite was steeped in old Rajasthani opulence,” a hotel rep tells Us Weekly exclusively. “It is reminiscent of the bygone era of Indian majestic architecture, with crenellated relief arches, chevron design marble floors and traditional brass palace doors.” The Sheesh Mahal study even comes complete with a traditional jhula, or swingseat!
And especially for their royal visitors, the swanky hotel created a “Suite Spa” experience, allowing Prince William and his wife to enjoy the hotel’s Jiva Grande Spa’s signature treatment, Jivaniya, within the confines of their private rooms.
“[It’s] an energizing treatment,” the rep tells Us the Jivaniya experience. “[It includes] a herbal scrub [and a] heat-stimulating wrap of exotic spices and herbs from the hills of India.”
In addition to a private, in-suite spa treatment, the pair were also provided with a bespoke room service menu during their stay, which included an array of vegetarian delights on their arrival at the hotel.
“The hotel prepared a vegetarian spread including a choice of two starters, tandoori spiced broccoli florets or yoghurt and mint-stuffed mushrooms,” the rep continues. The pair’s main course consisted of options from all over the country, including a cheese and cashew dish, Paneer Kalimiri, an aubergine dish, Baingan Saraf, and okra tossed with fenugreek, Bhindi Methi.
For desert, they were served carrot-pudding stuffed Indian pancakes called Khaas Malpoi with Rabdi, served with reduced sweetened milk, or fresh Alphonso mangoes.
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