After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married at Windsor Castle on May 19, the royal couple mysteriously flew off to some unknown location for their romantic honeymoon only to emerge from the getaway several weeks later, gloriously relaxed and ready to tackle official duties.
On Tuesday, June 26, during another appearance this time at a Buckingham Palace party honoring the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, the Duke of Sussex outright denied one particularly popular destination that was widely reported before their wedding even took place. No, they did not honeymoon in Namibia, he said.
According to Hello! magazine, one of the party guests Mavis Elias—a philanthropist from Namibia—asked the royal if he had visited her home country. “No, we didn’t go to Namibia,” he said. “I’m not going to say where.”
Other speculated honeymoon spots for the loved-up couple previously included the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, Canada, which has long remained a royal family favorite since the early 20th century. However, the resort also subsequently denied that Harry and Meghan had honeymooned at the scenic lodge nestled on the Rocky Mountains.
Finally, two additional locations thrown around include Botswana and Ireland. Botswana remains a special place for the couple, and it’s the very country where Harry sourced the large center stone featured in Markle’s engagement ring. The other two stones are equally sentimental in value as they belonged to the late Princess Diana.
It’s likely the honeymoon location will remain under wraps until the two decide to release the information themselves. When Prince William and Kate Middleton married in 2011, their honeymoon destination was foiled multiple times before they finally relaxed in a luxurious (and rather remote) resort in the Seychelles.
Wherever Markle and her husband honeymooned, the two returned in early June with beautiful and bright faces for the Trooping the Colour alongside the rest of the family.
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