Couple's Getaway! All of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Exotic Vacation Destinations
While both Meghan and Harry have checked off many countries during their individual vacations, there's still many places for the newlyweds to conquer together. Check out all the special destinations they've hit as a couple so far.
Harry took Meghan to Botswana on one of their early dates. Speaking to the BBC in their first joint interview following their engagement, Harry said, "I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana. We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic."
He added, "So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other."
The royal whisked his girlfriend to the tiny Norwegian town of Tromvik — a town with no restaurants, cafés or even a single shop — in Jan. 2017.
"They were very discreet," local Julie Lilanda told PEOPLE, noting of the scenic spot, "We have a lot of whales and the Northern Lights in Tromvik, which is perfect for tourists to see."
The couple visited the Caribbean in March 2017 to witness the wedding of Tom "Skippy" Inskip and literary agent Lara Hughes-Young. Inskip and Harry are childhood friends —they met at Eton and Inskip is popularly said to have been Harry's "wingman" on boisterous evenings out during their younger days.
For Meghan, it is thought to be the first time she has accompanied Harry to a wedding and will be seen as something of a public coming out for the couple, surrounded by so many other guests in an upmarket resort.
Prince Harry and Meghan took a three-week trip to Africa in August for her 36th birthday last summer. Locals believe the couple stayed at an exclusive lodge on the Zambezi river, close to the spectacular Victoria Falls, known as the "smoke that thunders."
Africa has remained a special place for Harry, as he paid a poignant visit to the continent after his mother's, Princess Diana, death in 1997. He has also done a lot of conservation work in the surrounding regions and got the center diamond for Meghan's engagement ring there.
Aside from being Meghan's adopted hometown — she lived in the Canadian city while filming Suits, and Harry paid her a few visits — Toronto also served as the location of their first public appearance as a couple with Prince Harry when the actress joined Harry at the Invictus Games in Sept. 2017. The lovebirds walked hand-in-hand and already had the look of love.
After Harry and Meghan visited Belfast, Northern Ireland, during one of their visits around the U.K. in the run-up to their May 19 wedding, they returned to the country's capital of Dublin for their first official trip outside of England as a married couple.
Between Meghan showing off her caligraphy skills while signing the Irish prime minister's guest book and observing Gaelic games, the royal couple left the Emerald Isle spellbound (even the president's dogs loved them!) — and the destination surely left an impact on the duo.
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Prince Harry was perfectly relaxed as he chatted with to young leaders from around the world at a palace party in June, but he still had his guard up when it came to the location of their getaway.
When Mavis Elias, a young philanthropist from Namibia, asked Harry if he could confirm that he and Meghan had headed to her African country, as had been widely reported, he told her "No, we didn't go to Namibia."
Then, with a nod toward the listening ears and scribbling media close by, he teased, "I'm not going to say where..."