The royal couple are big fans of travelling and with favourite destinations like Kenya, Switzerland and Jamaica, we love their jet set lifestyle too!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have travelled to some of the most amazing places in the world during their romance. And if these holiday spots are good enough for them, then we’ll be adding them to our travel to-do list too. Now, we’re just eagerly awaiting the news of where their honeymoon is going to be but one of these top class destinations are surely to be high on the list of choices!
The Canadian city of Toronto is bound to be high on the holiday to-do list of the soon-to-be married royal couple. Toronto was not only Meghan’s home for a number of years, pre-engagement, but it is also the place where they shared their first official public appearance during The Invictus Games. Now they’re based in the UK, Prince Harry and Meghan are sure to want to visit her previous home and relive the early days of their relationship during future holidays.
Things to do: The royal couple have been spotted holding hands in Nathan Philip Square, a popular tourist spot in central Toronto; they’ve also reportedly been to sample the famous Italian sandwiches at Amore restaurant on Manning Avenue. Other highlights include: The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Visit: to find out more about Toronto.
Where to stay: The Fairmont Royal York, in the centre of the city of Toronto, was where Harry stayed during the Invictus Games and has also long hosted members of the Royal Family. Rates start from $274 CAD (approx. £150) per night.
In their first interview as a newly-engaged couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed how central the African country of Botswana was to their relationship. He spoke of how they camped out under the stars and spent five days there while they were getting to know one another in the early days. But the country continues to play an important role in the couple’s lives. Prince Harry and Meghan celebrated her 36th birthday together in Botswana, in summer 2017, spending their time visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitats, providing refuge to huge concentrations of game. You can be sure that Botswana will continue to draw the couple back as their love of this wonderful country grows together.
Things to do: For those looking to recreate a little royal romance, combine a private guided tour of two contrasting environments; the open grasslands of the Savuti Marsh region of Chobe National Park, attracting frequent migrations, as well as permanent wildlife, including leopard, wild dog, lion and elephant; and the Khwai community reserve, featuring rivers and forests that make it an even richer game area and offering walking safaris and night drives too. Expert Africa offers a seven-night itinerary, priced from £3,930 pp (based on two sharing), and includes all transfers, five nights’ mobile camping with all meals, drinks and activities included, and two nights’ B&B at Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls too.
Where to stay: Price Harry calls it in the ‘middle of nowhere’, but Meno a Kwena sits on a secluded spot on the Boteti River between the more famous Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Pans. There are nine luxurious tents that have proper beds and bathrooms, and facilities include a huge lounge area, a fire pit and a swimming pool with a view over the Boteti. The area is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra as they move between the Okavango and the pans and the camp offers wildlife drives in the nearby Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, picnics, boat trips and walks with local San Bushmen. Meno a Kwena costs from £330 per person per night to include all meals, drinks and safari activities with Aardvark Safaris.
The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is well known for its exclusive venues and glamorous vibe making it a firm favourite for royals and celebrities alike. In fact, it was rumoured to be the favourite destination for Prince Harry’s stag do, and both Prince Harry and Prince William have both enjoyed holidays there in the past. You can bet that Prince Harry and Meghan will grace the slopes of this elite resort before long.
Things to do: If you enjoy a spot of après-ski after hitting the the slopes then visit some of the favourite royal hotspots, such as: La Vache, which is owned by James Blunt, or La Table d’Adrien, whose chef is Michelin starred Marco Bassi.
Where to stay: For a more affordable option, try out the neighbouring village of La Tzoumaz. A seven-night self-catered stay at T-One Résidence starts from 535 CHF (approx. £406) for a two-bedroom apartment, sleeping four.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
African countries have always been high on the list for royal travel destinations but Prince Harry, in particular, has a significant love for the continent, especially the southern African country of Zambia. He is thought to have taken his fiancée to see one of the seven ‘natural wonders’ of the world – Victoria Falls in Zambia – during a recent African expedition. The Falls have long attracted couples from all corners of the world; experiencing the sights and sounds of the colossal waterfall is one of the world’s most breathtaking experiences to share with a loved one.
Things to do: Popular activities at Victoria Falls include taking a helicopter flight over the falls for a stunning birds-eye view of this impressive natural wonder. For the true romantics, the falls are a must see by night and a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River can be just the activity. Or, you could opt for a romantic picnic along the river banks surrounded by wildlife. If you are looking for a more thrilling adventure, you can take the 111-metre bungee jump off the world-famous Victoria Falls Bridge.
Where to stay: Upstream from Victoria Falls lies a number of stunning lodges tucked away along the Zambezi River that are overflowing with an old-world elegance that only Zambia can capture.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
According to reports, the pair visited Montego Bay in Jamaica in early 2017 for Prince Harry’s best friend’s wedding. Jamaica is a favourite destination for the Royal Family with both Prince Harry and the Queen having visited. Montego Bay is a popular holiday destination for romantic travellers looking for beautiful beaches, a relaxed vibe and great weather. A trip to Jamaica can be as thrilling or relaxing as you wish – choose from horse riding in the waves, doing yoga over the water at sunrise and dining next to a historic Sugar Mill – this is island life, Jamaica style.
Things to do: Jamaica is an activity-haven; you can choose to windsurf, explore the Jamaican coastline on horseback or swim with dolphins if you are looking for a little excitement; but if you seek relaxation you can enjoy a spa day, take massages in cabins over the sea or relax at the beach or from your seafront villa.
Where to stay: The Half Moon is a luxury resort in Montego Bay with a crescent-shaped private beach. Both Prince Harry and the Queen have visited Half Moon in the past but the hotel has played home to many influential guests through the decades, including Jackie Kennedy and Oasis. An Ocean Deluxe Room at Half Moon starts from US$593 (approx £430), based on double occupancy. Price includes airport transfers, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a daily drinks credit of US$120 (approx £90).