Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s $39,000 Babymoon

With a move from Kensington Palace in London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, some very hectic schedules, and Meghan Markle’s swiftly approaching due date —we thought Markle and Prince Harry would be skipping a babymoon altogether. However, we should have known that the Duke of Sussex had something very special planned for his wife. Winding down from a packed schedule over the past several months including Royal Tours in Morocco and Fiji and a slew of royal engagements —Markle is finally enjoying some much deserved time off during her maternity leave.

What is a babymoon?

Typically, a couple takes a babymoon in the final trimester of pregnancy. The purpose of the vacation is to allow for a bit of romance and relaxation before everything becomes all about the baby. Essentially it’s the last baby-free getaway many couples will have for a long time. Sherry Alvarado, the experiences coordinator at Rosewood Bermuda, told The New York Times, “A babymoon — a vacation couples take in the months before they become parents — is a chance to relax, spend quality time with your partner and indulge in some fun before your new arrival.”

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Where did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their babymoon?

Since Markle is so heavily pregnant, the duke and duchess didn’t go far for their luxurious babymoon. They spent three luxe nights at the 5-star Heckfield Place hotel in Hampshire, which is an hour away from Frogmore Cottage. According to The Sun, the couple spent a ton of quality time together, and they didn’t really leave their suite. Apparently, the suite included a dining room, two private terraces, a personal butler, and fireplaces. The Sun is reporting, “Meghan is only a couple of weeks away from giving birth, so Harry really wanted to treat her.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s babymoon cost $39,000

Though they were only away for a long weekend –Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stayed in the Long Room at the Heckfield Place which cost an astounding £10,000 (about $13,000) a night. However, the luxe amenities of the hotel which includes gardens, a spa, organic farms, and woodlands for exploring seem to be worth it for the royals.

Heckfield Place describes the Long Room as, “a private apartment with vaulted ceilings, sitting and dining room, private terrace and balcony with breathtaking views of the lakes, gardens and surrounding countryside. Breakfast on a private terrace at sunrise; an afternoon with a good book curled up in a window seat; supper with friends as the log fire crackles. Make Heckfield your own in the relaxed splendour of the Long Room.”

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