The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge snuck away to this stunning hotel for afternoon tea on their visit to the Lake District

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently ventured to one of their favourite places in the UK, Cumbria, to celebrate the work of the rural community there.

The royal couple had a hectic schedule for the day, dashing from a walkabout in Keswick town centre, to Deepdale Hall Farm, a family-run business, and a walk on Ullswater Way - all in just a few hours!

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But luckily, Catherine and William did have some time for a bit of rest and relaxation, as a local Ullswater hotel has revealed that the couple stopped by for a spot of afternoon tea!

The pair made a stop at the Inn on the Lake, which - as the name suggests - directly overlooks the peaceful and picturesque lake.

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According to Hello!, William and Catherine were served the hotel's traditional afternoon tea in one of the luxury Lake View bedrooms, ensuring the royal couple a bit of privacy as they ate.

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The hotel's afternoon tea looks every bit as delicious as you'd expect for royal guests, with the Duke and Duchess having tucked in to honey and orange roasted gammon & Hawkshead piccalilli, Appleby Creamery cheddar cheese & sweet pickle, egg & chive mayonnaise, and cucumber & crème fraîche sandwiches.

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Also on offer for Catherine and William were some traditional plain scones, homemade pastries, macaroons, and a traditional mini trifle - so it sounds as though there's no worry about them having gone hungry!

On the Inn on the Lake's official Instagram account, they also shared some behind-the-scenes picture of the Cambridges visit to the hotel, including the moment that they met hotel staff.

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The caption read, 'We had two VERY special guests stop by today! 😱🤩 Our Sales Manager Teresa and Dani, one of our Hotel Directors both had the pleasure of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!'

They also shared a video of the moment Prince William and Catherine jetted off in a helicopter after their stop - which presumably took them all the way back to their Kensington Palace home.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly,, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.