Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Made A Huge Change To Their Honeymoon Plans
After tying the knot in a stunning celebration of love, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dived head first into their royal duties. The newlyweds are delaying their honeymoon for a little while in favor of getting some work done and attending a few royal engagements. Though the royal couple nor Kensington Palace has announced where the couple will be vacationing to celebrate their union, we do know that Markle and Prince Harry’s plans keep changing. Perhaps, they are just trying to keep us all on our toes (and out of their business).
Whether they head to the continent of Africa or travel down under, all of these changes will surely keep their vacation spot super secret. The latest rumored honeymoon location doesn’t exactly include a warm climate (page 6).
A secret location is hard to come by
With such a swirl of cameras, media, and publicity around them, Markle and Prince Harry are using their honeymoon to get away from it all. Therefore, they are going to choose a spot that has relative anonymity. Many people speculated that they would head to Namibia, a favorite spot of Princess Diana’s. However, a royal source revealed to E! News that Namibia would be entirely too obvious.
They explained, “To say it’s taken some time to find the right location is an understatement. Going somewhere they can bring minimal security and not worry about people seeing them has been of the utmost importance.”
Next: The country that bonded the couple for life.
Since Namibia is too obvious, we think the couple’s favorite locale, Botswana, will also be thrown out the window. The duo fell in love under the stars in Botswana after a blind date in London. The Southern African country is so important to them that the central diamond in the Duchess of Sussex’s ring is sourced from the land.
However, the couple just returned from one of the country’s exclusive safari camps last summer, where they took a mini vacation following the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. They also celebrated Markle’s birthday. Though the locale is romantic and means a lot to the couple, we’d think they’d want to go on a new adventure for their honeymoon.
Next: A place where Prince Harry feels most himself
Somewhere on the Motherland
Though Namibia and Botswana seem to be out of the running, we wouldn’t count the entire continent of Africa out just yet. After all, if the duke and duchess are looking to get away from it all, they certainly wouldn’t have to worry about the paparazzi or the media terrorizing them.
Royal expert Omid Scobie told Elle, that Africa means too much to Prince Harry for the couple not to be considering it. He revealed, “[It’s] the one side of the world where Harry says he feels like he can be himself. He has laid roots there and has a huge amount of love and respect for the African continent. The couple have been keen to explore other countries in Africa, and I’m certain we will see them do that on this honeymoon.”
Next: A vacation with a Suits co-star
Noosa in Queensland
Though they their honeymoon location hasn’t been nailed down just yet, we do know that the couple will likely head down under for a vacation in the fall. Markle’s Suits co-star, Gabriel Macht, reportedly invited the newlyweds to Queensland in Australia for a romantic getaway.
The dapper actor has a £500,000 property in the beachside resort of Noosa. A source told The Sun, “Harry and Meghan have a window free and Gabriel and his wife have invited them to their beautiful Queenslander-style house. It’s an incredible place and will be perfect for them to chill out before they go on what is likely to be a fairly non-stop tour.”
It looks like the duke and duchess will try and squeeze in this vacation after the Invictus Games in October 2018 just before they jet off on their first official royal tour.
Next: A continuous change in plans
Keeping everyone guessing
All of these options and massive itinerary changes certainly aren’t by accident. Every time the media guesses where the royal couple will be jetting off to for their honeymoon, Kensington Palace advises the pair to change their plans.
Scobie explained to Elle, “The honeymoon destination has changed a few times since they started planning. If a location leaks prior to travel, it compromises their safety on the trip, and they’ll be advised by their protection team to change plans.”
Next: An unlikely location
Meghan’s second home
There has also been speculation that the couple will head to an unlikely locale for their honeymoon, Markle’s beloved Canada. The duchess lived in Toronto for seven years while filming the show Suits, and she absolutely adores the country.
TMZ is reporting that the couple is set to stay in Alberta, Canada’s luxurious Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The lodge is located right in the middle of Jasper National Park.
Next: A royal favorite
The Royal Retreat
If the newlyweds do head to Alberta, Canada, they will stay at the 6,000 square foot Outlook Cabin, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed in 2005. The resort’s website boasts that the cabin exudes “elegance and grandeur.”
The lovebirds will undoubtedly have plenty of room. Outlook might be a cabin, but it has six bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a dining room, a conservatory, enclosed veranda, and a “majestic stone fireplace.”
While this all sounds lovely, we think the duke and duchess might pick a warmer locale for their time of rest an relaxation.
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