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The Bush Family Got Matching T-shirts for Their Summer Reunion in Maine

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:15
<p>It’s not just <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/family-vacations" target="_blank">your family</a> that’s embarrassing on vacation.</p><p>Last week, the Bush family descended upon their compound in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/resort-hotels-in-northeast" target="_blank">Kennebunkport, Maine</a> for their annual family vacation. They got matching t-shirts to commemorate the occasion. And then they wore them to play tennis and somebody won a trophy.</p><p>The occasion was documented by former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager on Instagram (scroll to the right).</p><p>“What a magical week with the ones I adore,” Jenna wrote on Instagram.</p><p>Member of the former first family — including George H.W., George W. and Laura, Barbara, and Jenna’s husband, Henry Chase Hager — returned to their annual retreat in Maine. This is the first time that the Bush family has returned to Kennebunkport since the death of former first lady Barbara Bush in April.</p><p>Jenna and her daughters have spent much of their summer with George H.W., who celebrated his 94th birthday in June.</p><p>The Kennebunkport estate has been in the family for more than a century. And George H.W. has spent every summer there since he was a child, <a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/05/20/year-old-president-bush-due-arrive-maine/vr07ZH9LrRKD3ooTsYwSsJ/story.html" target="_blank">excluding the time he served as a naval aviator in World War II</a>. World leaders like Francois Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev have all visited the Bush compound when it served as the summer White House.</p>
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Took a Secret Vacation With George and Amal Clooney (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 06:09
<p>Despite the fact that they are four of the most famous people on Earth, everyone somehow missed the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle secretly went on vacation with George and Amal Clooney.</p><p>According to the <em><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6079441/Harry-Meghan-stay-George-Amal-Clooney-Lake-Como.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a>,</em> the royal couple flew to Italy last Thursday to spend a bit of time with their famous friends at George’s private villa on <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/lake-como-villa-sola-cabiati-rentals" target="_blank">Lake Como</a>. The couple was likely able to stay under the radar thanks to the fact that they reportedly boarded a private flight to and from Italy, departing on Sunday at 6 p.m. from Milan's Malpensa airport.</p><p>The only other people who were in the know about their visit were the police, according to local reports, and they mounted quite the effort to keep the royal couple both safe and comfortable.</p><p>While visiting <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/chrissy-teigen-john-legend-lake-como" target="_blank">Lake Como</a>, Meghan reportedly helped watch after George and Amal’s twins as her husband played a bit of basketball with George.</p><p>And on Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan were the guests of honor at a gala dinner held on the estate. There, about 15 guests reportedly rubbed elbows with the royals all night long.</p><p>The villa has most certainly become its own celebrity haven over the years, hosting everyone from Brad Pitt to Matt Damon. <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/jennifer-aniston-adam-sandler-filming-italy" target="_blank">Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler</a> were spotted visiting this summer.</p><p>Clooney purchased the villa in 2002, though the home was built around 1720. According to <em><a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/at-home-george-clooney-italy-amal-twins-politics-an-incendiary-new-movie-1035363" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter</a>,</em> Clooney bought the property sort of by accident.</p><p>“After one of the bikes broke down outside its gates, the owners ushered them in and proceeded to sell Clooney their house for $7.5 million,” <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> wrote. Clooney now also owns the adjacent property, Villa Margarita. Inside, guests can enjoy the use of a tennis court, roam the landscaped gardens, spread out their things in the massive bathrooms, and even enjoy a slice in the villa’s alleged “pizza room.”</p><p>It really should come as no surprise that the royals chose to spend time with George and Amal this summer, and not just for the pizza. After all, George and his lawyer wife were two of the extremely honored guests to attend their <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/royal-wedding-celebrity-guests-photos" target="_blank">royal wedding in May,</a> and their relationship only seems to be blossoming from here.</p>
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