Celebrity News: This Is the Resort Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Spent The Weekend. The Prince and his girlfriend celebrated the nuptials of Harry’s friend at this storied Jamaican vacation spot.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—the royal’s girlfriend since November—can now be added to the long list of celebrities who have vacationed at Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The couple made a trip to the Caribbean isle for the nuptials of Harry’s best friend Tom Inskip this past weekend. This isn’t the first time the historic vacation spot, which has been attracting an elite group of travelers since it opened in 1952, has made headlines. Here, a list of notable facts about the prestigious resort.
Round Hill was first established in the early 50s by entrepreneur John Pringle as a private haven for celebrities. Pringles gathered investors to build a hotel and cottages. Round Hill is unique in that owners can purchase villas, but the resort will rent them to guests at the owner’s discretion.
Celebrities have flocked to the resort since it opened 65 years ago: Paul Newman, Grace Kelly, Bob Hope, Truman Capote, Sir Paul McCartney, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Lupita Nyong’o have all stayed in one of the villas, which each offer the service of least three staff members.
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Oscar Hammerstein owned Villa 12, and frequent visitors included Alfred Hitchcock, Bing Crosby, and Bill and Babe Paley. He wrote the Sound of Music in the three-bedroom villa after meeting the real-life Maria von Trapp on the property.
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