While Prince Harry coached Meghan Markle through childbirth earlier this week, his dad, Prince Charles, was celebrating an entirely different occasion.
On Monday, the 70-year-old prince opened a bed and breakfast in Scotland, called The Granary Lodge. Although he announced the venture last week, Prince Charles started hosting guests on May 6—the same day the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor—and the timing couldn’t be more puzzling.
Prince Charles’s team converted an old storage building, along with an adjacent cottage, to create what is now The Granary Lodge. The luxury bed and breakfast is located on the grounds of The Castle of Mey in Caithness, which was previously owned by Queen Elizabeth from 1952 to 1996. The inn is walking distance to the castle, so guests can explore the area and take in the breathtaking scenery and coastal views.
The Granary Lodge has eight bedrooms and two luxury suites, with prices starting around £160 a night (about $208). According to the official website, the cost includes a freshly cooked breakfast that is “made from quality, locally sourced ingredients.”
The multi-million-dollar renovation was helmed by The Prince’s Foundation and is designed to attract more tourists to the North Highlands of Scotland. The lodge will be owned and operated by The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust.
It appears we weren’t the only ones who were sick of waiting for Baby Sussex to arrive.