When they’re not making public appearances or planning a wedding, the most talked-about couple on either side of the pond is jet-setting to some pretty spectacular destinations across the globe. Here, our three favoUrite vacation spots that have the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal seal of approval.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
For their very first vacation together, Harry and Meghan went camping (yes, in a real tent) in the wilderness of this gorgeous southern Africa country. They reportedly stayed at the luxurious Meno a Kwena camp, so they didn’t exactly have to sleep on the ground to experience the untamed beauty of the rugged bush. The royals also took a safari, rode boats along the Boteti River and took in the beauty of glittering sunsets and wild game (lions, rhinos and zebras, oh my!) on the lush Okavango Delta.
When most people think of a delta, they think of the Mississippi, the Nile or the Rhine. Mighty rivers that meander seawards and, exhausted, dump their silt-laden waters once they reach the coast. But here in Botswana, the Okavango River never reaches the sea
Monte Carlo, Monaco
You, too, can travel like the royals, who reportedly flew economy (Harry and Meghan: They’re just like us!) to the French Riviera to ring in 2018 in style. Once in the tiny-yet-glamorous coastal city, dubbed the “billionaires’ playground” for its lavish casinos and gorgeous yachts docked in the Mediterranean harbour, the two stayed at a private residence. Excuse us while we furiously research Airbnbs in Monte Carlo.
Looking for a more low-key excursion? The royal couple travelled to Norway in January of last year to see the northern lights via the tiny town of Tromvik, known for its whale watching and lack of touristy shops and restaurants (aka locals only). The couple reportedly bunked up in a private cabin near Tromvik Lodge, which offers breathtaking views of the ice-covered sea and bright turquoise fjords.