Meghan & Harry Weren’t Allowed to Live at Windsor Castle, But Now Anyone Can Get a Coffee There

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Just because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren’t allowed to live at Windsor Castle doesn’t mean the historic site is against outside visitors. In fact, anyone can grab a coffee at the royal residence thanks to this brand-new project.

Windsor Castle, which is located in Berkshire, just opened the Undercroft Café (aka its first-ever coffee shop). Tourists can now visit the casual spot, which offers a variety of exclusive teas, treats and freshly prepared meals, including sandwiches, wraps, salads and sweets. (We highly recommend trying the Victoria sponge, which puts a British spin on a classic sponge cake.)

During the summer, the Undercroft Café will make a much-needed menu addition: ice cream. The frozen treat will be made using milk from the Jersey herd at the Royal Farms in Windsor, so “must try” is a total understatement.

The cafe is located in Edward III’s medieval Undercroft, which is “one of the oldest surviving spaces in the 1,000-year-old castle,” according to the official website. Although it has undergone several renovations over the years, the area was previously used for storage of beer/wine barrels. It was transformed into a single space after the Windsor Castle fire of 1992, making it an ideal spot for a cozy shop.

The Undercroft Café is one of many projects in the U.K.’s Future Programme, a series of plans funded by the Royal Collection Trust that are aimed at enhancing the visitor experience at Windsor Castle.

England, here we come.

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