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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall stay at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux during their State Visit to Malta

Royal Standard at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Malta’s only 5-star boutique heritage hotel, was honoured to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as guests at the hotel in November. The Prince and Duchess were in Malta as part of an official State Visit from 26th to 28th November 2015 accompanying Queen Elizabeth 11 and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince and Duchess arrived at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on the afternoon of 26th November, accompanied by their entourage. They were greeted by hotel staff and management upon arrival. All seventeen Suites were at the disposal of the royal entourage during their 2-night visit to the exquisite 17th Century Palazzo set within the medieval walled city of Mdina, which served as the island’s capital from antiquity until 1530.

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux was selected as the base for the Royal couple because of its truly unique location and historic significance, its exemplary yet personal service and its reputation for utmost discretion.  As a family owned hotel, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux offers an intimate ambience coupled with world-class cuisine.

The Prince of Wales visited Malta during his early childhood when The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) and The Duke of Edinburgh lived here from 1949 to 1951. They took up residence in Malta when The Duke was a naval officer in the Mediterranean fleet.  The Prince re-visited the island several times, however this was his first visit since the 1960s

On their last day on the Mediterranean island, the Royal couple left The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on foot to take a stroll round the narrow streets of Mdina before returning to the UK.

Royal Standard at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, was voted one of the world’s top 10 castle hotels by Fox News in 2012, underlining the leap that this Mediterranean hospitality icon has made as a must-visit destination. The hotel has been featured in the world’s leading style and glamour magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.

It is also the recipient of numerous dining awards including an unprecedented performance in the Salon Culinaire competition, winning a sixth title for gastronomy.

At The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, they believe that perfection is achieved through the harmony of an unparalleled location, exemplary service in the Relais & Chateaux manner and quiet efficiency.  Their service philosophy stems from an understanding of your needs and their attention to detail.


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