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Each 7-day sleep-away session for summer 2015 is $4,595 per princess (excluding flights). This includes 7 nights of accommodation in Kensington & Chelsea, all meals, and all activities. A $650 deposit is required within 48 hours via paypal.
(All other afternoon tea parties and etiquette events are quoted on a bespoke basis.)
How will my daughter get to London?
British Airways offers an excellent programme called Skyflyer Solo which supervises unaccompanied children from their point of departure to their final destination. It must be booked and paid for together with your daughter’s flight at least 48 hours in advance. A member of the BA staff will host her throughout the journey, until she is collected at the arriving airport by a nominated staff member from Princess Prep. BA must know in advance who will be collecting your daughter and will require the Princess Prep staff member to show formal photo identification. Almost all transatlantic airlines including Virgin Atlantic, offer similar services.
Once your little princess is greeted at the airport by a clearly visible member of the PP staff, she will be chauffeured directly to PP’s luxury London headquarters. Princess Prep will supervise your daughter 24/7 throughout her time in London until it is time to return home, at which point she will be chauffeured back to the airport, personally accompanied into the airport and formally received into the care of the designated airline.
Need help with your travel arrangements? Please contact our concierge service.
What is the accommodation like?
Very regal. Princess Prep HQ is located in the royal borough of Kensington & Chelsea, London’s most sophisticated neighbourhood. Princesses sleep four to a room according to age. We have our own kitchen in which our resident chef prepares all meals fresh on the premises and according to any dietary requirements. Breakfast and dinner are served by "Jeeves" the English butler in the formal dining room. The Princess Prep library is brimming with age appropriate princess-themed books, etiquette guides and English classics. Television is never allowed. After dinner, girls may read in the library or watch a princess film in the drawing room.
What will the little princesses eat?
Princess Prep serves a traditionally European continental breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt, muesli, tea and fresh juices as well as fun English specialities like Soft Boiled Eggs with Soldiers (a great opportunity to learn the art of using an egg cup). Milk is organic and eggs are free range. Girls dine out for lunch. Dinner is simple yet healthy European-inspired cuisine designed to allow traditional etiquette lessons to be incorporated into each meal.
What is the princess journal?
The princess journal is a luxurious velvet-bound notebook where the girls are encouraged to write their thoughts about London and princesshood, as well as display special photos and mementos (ticket stubs, etc). A digital photo printer is available each evening for the girls to print out photos from the day’s outing and paste them into their journal. The result is a fabulous keepsake depicting the details of their royal adventure at Princess Prep.
How can I communicate with my daughter while she is at Princess Prep?
You are welcome to let your daughter bring a tri-band mobile phone with her so that you can call her internationally and reach her at anytime. However, we request that mobiles be switched off during meals, during guided tours and after midnight. Each night after dinner, the girls are encouraged to write a postcard describing their day’s activities and these are posted each morning.
What is the dress code?
Girls are encouraged to dress in a ladylike fashion taking after the princesses they hope to emulate. Day dresses, skirts and comfortable walking shoes are the order of the day. London weather can be temperamental even in summer so don’t forget to pack warm tights, several cardigans, and a nice pea coat. And of course please bring your rain gear (including wellies and rain coat) just in case we get a summer shower! You will also need one extra-nice outfit for the theatre, and jeans for riding in Hyde Park. (Riding hats and boots will be provided but feel free to bring your own.)
What if my daughter wants to attend with her friends?
If there is space available, Princess Prep is delighted to accommodate groups of friends or relatives.
Are the princesses supervised 24/7?
The little princesses are supervised 24 hours a day (including airport transfers) and cared for in the regal manner to which they plan to become accustomed. The staff ratio is at least 1:4 and all are legally qualified to work with children. Trained "Night Nannies" (not unlike Mary Poppins!) are provided from bedtime to breakfast.
Questions about the application process, terms of payment, cancellation or insurance?
Please see our Terms & Conditions.
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