You Could Sleep in Princess Diana’s Childhood Bedroom
For a price, you can now sleep in Princess Diana’s childhood home for a weekend. The late Princess of Wales’s brother, Earl Charles Spencer and his wife, Countess Karen Spencer, are opening the family home to visitors as part of a fundraising effort for Whole Child, a charity founded by Countess Spencer. And according to Travel + Leisure, you can even sleep in Diana’s bedroom.
The 500-year-old, 90-room estate of Althorp is located in Northamptonshire, England and spans 13,000 acres. It has been home to the Spencer family since the 1500s, and is also Diana’s burial place.
Couples who pay for a noble weekend at Althorp will gain access to previously closed spaces in the mansion, as the Spencers announced to NBC News. NBC took a tour of the house, which has hosted British royalty and world leaders like Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, for a segment of the show On Assignment. So you don’t necessarily have to purchase a weekend to get a glimpse of what an Earl's bedroom looks like.
A donation of $25,000 will get you a basic weekend at the estate, including a black tie dinner, while you can pay $40,000 to sleep in a premium bedroom. Groups of up to 18 can visit for a weekend for $250,000 (bringing the price down to a more reasonable $13,900 per person).
[h/t Travel + Leisure]