Prince Harry will marry the US actress Meghan
Markle on Saturday, May 19 at Windsor Castle. With the date fast approaching, the nation
is desperate for details about the big day. Today it was announced that Prince Charles
will walk Meghan down the aisle after her father, Thomas Markle, struggled with his
health. Breaking wedding tradition, Meghan and Harry
will delay their honeymoon for a little while. Usually newlyweds will embark on their honeymoon
almost immediately after the royal wedding to continue their celebrations.
However, Kensington Palace has confirmed that the couple will attend a garden party thrown
by the Queen for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday on May 22 – only three days after their
wedding. The event will mark their first official event
as newlyweds, where they will be boasting their new Duke and Duchess titles.
This means the first available moment for Harry to whisk Meghan away is the day after. While no official announcement has been made to confirm their honeymoon destination, speculation
has been rife. A source said that Harry and Meghan have decided
to travel to Namibia, Africa for their post-wading getaway.
The couple will be staying at Hoanib Valley Camp in Kaokoland, north-western Namibia.
The $625 per person, per night location is a beautiful, luxury camp surrounded by mountains,
sand dunes and incredible views. Africa has become a special place for the
pair, who travelled to Botswana a year after they started dating.
The centre diamond of Meghan’s engagement ring is sourced from Botswana. As Africa holds a special place in both Meghan
and Harry’s hearts, Rwanda has been tipped as another likely destination.
It wouldn’t be the first time Meghan has travelled to Rwanda.
She has previously visited the country as a World Vision Global Ambassador, which she
described as “incredible”. The former Suits star helped clean water and
visited girl empowerment groups. Now fans are speculating whether the couple
may travel there together to see the rest of the country, which is a habitat for chimpanzees
and mountain gorillas. Another amazing location which has been mentioned
is Brazil’s Pantanal, which Harry went to in 2012.
Meghan wrote about wanting to visit the South American nation in her now closed blog.
She also mentioned wanting to visit Palawan in the Philippines.
However, if the couple want to stay closer to home they may pt for Italy, one of Meghan’s
favourite destinations. Wherever they decide to go, it is likely to
be an active getaway.