It was reported about a month or so ago that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning on taking a vacation around the New Year, and now the Daily Mail has information about their New Years holiday.
There are no photos, but the DM is reporting that Harry and Meghan flew off to the French Riviera on New Years Eve. The DM reports:
“With its old-school glamour, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder Prince Harry has whisked his fiancee off to the French Riviera. But the royal couple’s romantic New Year break began in a rather less chic fashion – on an economy flight with seats next to the toilets.
“Sources say the prince and Meghan Markle flew out of Heathrow on New Year’s Eve on a scheduled British Airways flight to Nice. In an attempt to remain incognito, the pair boarded their 9.55am flight before any other passengers and headed straight to the back of the plane, next to the rear toilets. They also took up three rows of economy seats, either side of the aisle, even though there were only themselves and three ‘edgy and nervous’ bodyguards in their party. Harry, 33, apparently slumped down next to the window dressed in jeans, a jacket and with a baseball cap pulled over his face. Bride-to-be Miss Markle, 36, was sitting next to him in a black beanie hat and minimal make-up.
“According to one fellow traveller, the aircraft actually took off several minutes early, much to the surprise of other passengers, and shaved 20 minutes off its two-hour flight time. And if anyone hadn’t spotted the group by that point, they couldn’t mistake the two heavily armed officers from the French border police waiting for the party as they disembarked, ready to whisk them out through the VIP area.
“Other sources have told the Mail that several members of France’s elite Service de la Protection – the police unit responsible for the protection of foreign dignitaries – have flown down from Paris to guard the couple during their stay. Asked if Kensington Palace had requested them, they said: ‘No, it would have been offered and would have been non-negotiable. After what happened to his mother in this country and the issue of terrorism, it would be insisted on even for a private trip such as this.’
“All officers within the force are armed with a Beretta M9, while at least one of them would also have a machine gun. It is understood that Harry and Miss Markle flew out to celebrate the New Year with friends and plan to stay several days at a private residence in the Riviera region. The weather is perfect for a short break – sunny and a pleasant 15C (59F).”
There is more in the DM article about how Harry and Meghan have hired the catering company William and Kate and Pippa and her man (whose name I don’t remember and am too lazy to look up right now) used for their wedding receptions.
So there you go. This is a quick post because I’m not feeling well at the moment.