Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might be walking down the aisle on May 19, but the soon-to-be newlyw won’t be settling into vacation mode anytime soon. Instead of heading off on their honeymoon, Kensington Palace confirmed Friday, the couple will get back to work immediately following their big day.
“The couple will be going on honeymoon, but not straightaway,” Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf explained to reporters. “They will have their first engagement as a married couple in the week after the wedding.
It appears that postponing honeymoons is becoming somewhat of a royal tradition. In 2011, Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, had to move theirs due to work reasons as well.
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However, the world quickly learned that Prince William and Kate chose the Seychelles — an archipelago of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa — as their romantic honeymoon destination.
“The couple thoroughly enjoyed their time together, and they are grateful to the Seychelles government for their assistance in making the honeymoon such a memorable and special 10 days,” a spokesperson for the royal family told reporters following their trip.
According to reports, the couple will likely head to Namibia for their vacation and stay at Natural Selection’s Hoanib Valley Camp.
It makes sense they’d choose Namibia as it’s one place the couple can really get away from it all: The country is one of the least densely populated nations on Earth.
They also vacationed for a second time in neighboring Botswana last December shortly before Harry popped the question (gems from Markle’s engagement ring were also sourced from there).
So, maybe there really is a chance for these two to escape the prying eyes of the world for at least a week or two.
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