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The Rustic, Off-Grid Retreat Where Prince William Proposed

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When it comes to royal proposals, Prince William decided to keep it simple — and remote.

The 28-year-old popped the question to Kate Middleton while staying in one of two cabins at Rutundu — a lodging station in a remote region of Mount Kenya National Park. The setting is extremely rustic with no electricity and only candlelight and fires to light the evening. In other words, the perfect romantic getaway on the edge of Lake Rutundu.

A source said, “Short of being inside the SAS’s base at Hereford, this is the safest place in the world for William. It is the one place he can be himself. And he does not have to be guarded because the wildlife there are his guardians.”

Signing the retreat’s visitors’ book as ‘Catherine Middleton’, she wrote: “Thank you for such a wonderful 24 hours! Sadly no fish to be found but we had great fun trying. I love the warm fires and candle lights – so romantic! Hope to be back again soon.”

Rutundu is part of the Safari and Conservation Co. — a group of several lodges whose primary aim is to work together in conserving the environment and wildlife of the land they share. To find out more information on the lodges — and their conservation goals, jump here.

To see a video of Rutundu — and the cabin where Kate and William stayed — hit the Sun’s exclusive video on the site here.

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