Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Favorite Thing About Canada Might Be the Desserts
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still adjusting to their new lives in Canada, but they seem to be enjoying things so far. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to the United Kingdom for a quick trip to finish out their royal duties in the beginning of March, but now, they’re back with Archie and enjoying everything their new, more-private lifestyle has to offer — including one super popular Canadian dessert.
Meghan and Harry are living more peacefully in Canada
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex couldn’t escape the media storm that surrounded them while living in the United Kingdom. The Sussexes took a holiday to Canada for about six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and it allowed them to spend some time under the radar and out of the news. Though the two likely knew they were going to move even before taking the trip, the peacefulness might have solidified their decision to leave the U.K. for good.
These days, Meghan and Harry are reportedly spending much more downtime together and with their son, Archie. Meghan has been spotted taking walks with her dogs and Archie, and she and Harry are reportedly hiking and doing yoga to relax.
The two are supposedly big fans of Nanaimo bars
Harry and Meghan returned to the U.K. back in January, where they attended a reception at Canada House and thanked the country for their stay. And according to Today, Canada House served iconic Nanaimo bars at the reception, which Harry and Meghan loved. The bars are named after Nanaimo, a city on Vancouver Island where the bars were first created.
Each bar consists of a wafer, nut, and coconut crumb base, topped with a layer of custard and a layer of chocolate ganache.
Harry reportedly ate the bars growing up
Surprisingly, Harry was already familiar with the bars before moving to Canada, and that likely isn’t the reason he and Meghan jumped ship. But it might be one of their favorite things about their new country. Meghan spent several years in Canada, so she was familiar with them, and former royal chef Darren McGrady said that Harry used to eat the bars growing up.
“I used to make [Nanaimo bars] (the Buckingham Palace recipe we got when The Queen visited Canada in 1983) for [Harry] and William at Kensington Palace when they had friends over,” McGrady tweeted about the treats.
The two have been indulging in some Canadian fast-casual food as well
Along with the Nanaimo bars, Harry and Meghan have reportedly been enjoying some Tim Horton’s sandwiches, too. The couple’s security team was seen picking up sandwiches a while back, and there was speculation they were for the couple. Of course, Meghan has always been a very clean eater, so they’re likely only indulging every now and then and are still keeping up very healthy diets regularly.
The couple ultimately seems happier in North America, and while they’ll certainly go back to the U.K. to visit, it doesn’t look like they’ll be returning permanently any time soon.