For their very first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were separated.
Yes, the Prince was on a visit to the Arctic circle. You know the usual. But don’t worry, the two British servicemen Prince Harry was visiting got him covered.
To make sure that Meghan is still in the back of his mind, they decided to make a “shire dedicated to the couple.
The “shire” is actually a tiny makeshift igloo dug into the snow that housed framed images from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day, with the atmosphere set right by some candles and soft music.
This is how they welcomed Prince Harry to Quincey Shelter, where he met Lance Corporal Lee Lovack and air engineering technician Kevin Burns.
“You weirdos,” Harry joked when he spotted the tribute. “It’s very kind of you to invite me into your private shrine or whatever you want to call it. And the music, is that part of it? Very romantic.”
The Duke spent three hours at the Bardufoss training base in Norway, meeting with servicemen who are undergoing the challenging Exercise Clockwork. He got there by private plane is returned home to Kensington Palace just in time to spend a private evening with his wife, who is currently in the third trimester of her pregnancy.
This will come as a kind of breather for the young royal couple, as the last few days have been filled with tons of joint and individual engagements.
On Tuesday evening, the couple attended a performance of The Wider Earth, a play about a young Charles Darwin, at the Natural History Museum.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a day before Valentine’s, Meghan reportedly carried out a solo engagement in London, as she attended a meeting on empowering communities in her role as patron of The Royal Foundation.
Even with Meghan’s due date nearing, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex show no signs of slowing down. It has been revealed by Kensington Palace that the couple will visit Morocco for a three day trip that will last from 23 to 25 February.
That’s not the only thing on their schedule, as they are also planning a move from Kensington Palace to the far more peaceful (and newly renovated) Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor’s Home Park.