Royal Honeymoon? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Could Visit the U.S. After Their Wedding
A cause close to Harry could draw the couple to the U.S. next summer
Harry has long supported Walking with the Wounded, a group that organizes veterans as they recovery from injury and invisible wounds. The group also sponsors Walk of America, a three-month hike that is set to take place from May to July next year. Three Americans and three British wounded veterans plan to trek 1,200 miles from coast to coast over 14 grueling weeks.
The upcoming walk would be perfect timing for a post-wedding overseas trip, especially given Meghan’s American roots. Harry has previously joined the various expeditions, sometimes in treacherous conditions like the Antarctic. The last Walking with the Wounded project saw a team of veterans trek across Britain, with Harry joining them on one memorable day. At the time, the royal spoke with PEOPLE about the “amazing” support the team had received from locals.
If he participates in the 2018 Walk of America, it would make sense to have Meghan by his side and introduce her to one of his main causes – and for them to visit her home country. It would also follow in the newlywed footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who visited North America soon after their April 2011 wedding.
Walking with the Wounded says the walk “will create a platform to tell the stories of our wounded and their individual journeys from injury to the present day, and more specifically provides a platform to engage in a wider conversation around mental health.”
They will also use the walk to raise funds in the centenary year of the end of WWI. British and American soldiers fought side by side in the four-year conflict.
The Walk of America is supported by the Royal Foundation, Endeavour Fund, the NFL and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Harry has also been patron of the walks to the North and South Pole.
At a briefing at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Harry’s spokesman said that there are no overseas visits in the schedule. And a royal source tells PEOPLE, “It is an initiative that has had Prince Harry’s support, but nothing has been planned.” Walking with the Wounded had no comment.