Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will officially tie the knot this spring, the Prince of Wales announced on Monday. As they prepare for the big day, we’re taking a look back at the grand vacations they’ve been on so far in locations around the world.
The duo started dating back in 2016, and have traveled to romantic locations across the world that range from sun-soaked destinations like Jamaica to remote villages in Norway. Along the way, they’ve stayed in accommodations from ranging from Airbnb rentals and posh resorts to luxurious bush camp tents, all of which you can book for your very own royal getaway.
Take a look below to see where the couple has been so far.
After announcing they were dating last year, the couple jetted off to Norway in January 2017, staying at the remote Tromvik Loge, located near the town of Tromso. The lodge, which is available to rent on Airbnb for $405 a night, offers panoramic views of the surrounding ocean. The area is popular for those seeking to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in person.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, meadows, and forests, the lodge made an ideal private escape for the couple, who spent their time watching the Northern Lights and going whale watching.
The couple stayed at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a 110-acre property boasting luxury villas, boutique oceanfront guestrooms, and a spa that sits tucked away inside a tropical hillside located on a private bay.
Over the summer, Prince Harry and Markle took off to Botswana to celebrate Markle’s 36th birthday. They spent their time there visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Okavango Delta, home to an abundance of wildlife and natural features that include dried crystalline salt flats that are surrounded by canyons.
Africa holds a special place for both Prince Harry and Prince William, who also proposed to Kate Middleton at a Kenyan wildlife conservatory. The three-week trip in August also included stays at the Meno a Kwena tented bush camp, where guests are treated to views of the Boteti River.
Other Notable Trips
While these trips might not have been full-flung holidays the duo planned together, they’ve also been spotted together in Markle’s hometown of Toronto. It was there that they first made their public appearance together at the 2017 Invictus Games, a multi-sport event Prince Harry created for wounded, injured, and sick armed service personnel and their associated veterans.
Markle also joined Harry at the Audi Pollo Challenge this year in Ascot, Berkshire, where she made her first appearance as a girlfriend of the royal prince.
They’ve also taken private tours in London, visiting attractions like the Natural History Museum, and will be residing in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace until they get closer to their wedding date.