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Why Prince Harry Can’t Call Meghan Markle as He Travels Caribbean – as She Spends Thanksgiving with Family

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Prince Harry seems to be enjoying life on the ocean waves as he moves between islands on his tour of the Caribbean.

But there is one major setback for the former Royal Army officer when he wants to check in with his girlfriend Meghan Markle. He can’t call her from the Royal Navy tanker that’s his home for many of the nights of the two-week swing through seven nations.

All communications aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, the RFA Wave Knight, are restricted to essential calls – and there’s no cellphone reception.

So, he may have missed chatting with the Suits actress in the lead up to Thanksgiving. She appeared to be spending it with her family, if her Instagram post showing two hands joining over their meal, was anything to go by.

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“Giving thanks for so many things — including these two gems, who brought me into this world,” she wrote.

He spent Thanksgiving on St. Lucia inspecting a guard at his arrival and handing out honors on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, for whom he is carrying out the visit.

He has sailed between Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis via the RFA Wave Knight and will spend six nights on board during the two-week tour.

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A royal source told The Daily Telegraph, “He is really liking life on board, he took to it immediately and he is enjoying getting to know the crew and talking to everyone he meets.”

“He is eating his meals with the team and the officers on the ship, in the mess with the other sailors. It is very traditional fare, a standard English breakfast and good, no frills food for other meals when he is on board.”

Harry has the captain’s cabin in the ship that is in the region on missions to help with hurricane relief and tackling narcotic traffickers. The Daily Express reports that this is in line with standard protocol when the ship hosts a member of the Royal Family.

On Wednesday, Harry stopped Lovers Beach on the island of Nevis to release nested turtles out into the wild.