Prince William and Kate Middleton have spent yet another romantic evening alone in a remote Canadian location together!
Following their three-hour, open-fire-cooked dinner on a tiny island in the Northwest Territories on Tuesday, they followed suit on Wednesday evening by checking into the remote and rustic Skoki Lodge, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, that lacks running water and electricity!
And getting to the lodge is no easy feat: Only one road leads to the lodge, and most guests hike or horseback ride to it during the summer. As for William and Kate, they flew on Wednesday from Slave Lake—the Alberta town they toured that had been ravaged by wildfires—to Calgary’s International Airport on a small jet, and they were then whisked away to a waiting military chopper that took them to the lodge.
The lodge, constructed in 1931 and built largely from wooden logs, is located about seven miles from Lake Louise, a picturesque destination marked by its namesake stunning crystal blue lake, breathtaking mountain ridges, valleys, and alpine flowers.
While the area is simply stunning and the lodge’s quaint charm makes it a must-stay for privacy-seeking couples, it’s not the most modern of facilities: According to the lodge’s Web site, “There is no electricity or running water, warm wash water is always available…Heat is maintained by woodstoves, coal stoves or propane heaters. Lighting is with kerosene lamps and outhouses for toilet facilities.”
Outhouses? Woodstoves? Fear not, William and Kate didn’t exactly slum it: The lodge’s owners modernized a cabin in anticipation of the newlyweds’ visit. According to the Calgary Sun, “Special preparations were done for the royal guests…they retrofitted a cabin, complete with a bathroom, tub and all, and flew it to the spot in two seperate parts.”
The newlyweds are expected to arrive back in Calgary at 4:30 pm MST/6:30 pm EST on Thursday, where they will be greeted by dignitaries at the airport, and presented with white cowboy hats. On Friday, they’ll then head to Los Angeles.
— David Caplan
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