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Hotel firm Travelodge has revealed their staff bizarrely discovered a life-size cut-out of Prince William and Kate Middleton left in a guest’s room.
Staff at one of the chain's West Midlands branches must have thought they were in the presence of royalty as they went to clean the room only to find the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge staring back at them.
A guest has left the cardboard cut-out after staying at the Travelodge on Broadway Plaza Birmingham last year.
Unfortunately for staff, it was only a two dimensional version of the future king and his wife and not William and Kate enjoying a budget getaway without the kids.
The hotel chain said it saw a rise in belongings left behind in its rooms as many Brits opted for a staycation amid travel restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
A newly-wed couple staying at the Birmingham Central Newhall Street branch forgot something very important as they forgot their Islamic marriage certificate or Nikka Nama, reports BirminghamLive.
Other bizarre items left behind included a wedding cake in the shape of the Taj Mahal, a children's Bentley car and a Pomeranian dog called Bella.
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Some unlucky guests went home to find they had left a 50-year-old lucky penny but Travelodge’s most high value find while cleaning the rooms was a DJI Phantom 4 Drone left in a Nottingham branch of the hotel.
Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said: "In 2021, following Freedom Day, we welcomed back millions of customers to our 582 UK Travelodge hotels including our 20 hotels in Birmingham, and we saw a significant increase in bookings.
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"This has led to a range of interesting items being left behind by our customers across our UK hotels.
"This year’s Lost & Found audit includes a rise in holiday themed items, wedding props, precious sentimental items, smart gadgets and beloved pets. This includes a Taj Mahal wedding cake, a children’s Bentley car and a mini jukebox.
“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B. In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”
- Prince William
- Kate Middleton Duchess Of Cambridge
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