Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Spend Valentine’s Day Apart


Valentine’s Day is supposed to be one of the steamiest days of the year, but Prince Harry will be spending it alone in the freezing cold. It’s unlikely that the Duchess of Sussex will accompany her husband on his royal engagement, as Meghan will likely be in the third trimester of her pregnancy. 

Prince Harry, in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, will spend the day with servicemen and women in Bardufoss, 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle where the average February temperature is 10 degrees Fahrenheit. He’ll be there to see how the Royal Marines train out in the cold, bleak wilderness. More than 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen embark on this military exercise, called Exercise Clockwork, each year. 

Though her husband will be away, Meghan’s not short on love, as Victoria Beckham has recently spoken very highly of the royal. When asked about what it was like seeing Meghan wearing a Victoria Beckham design on the much-photographed and publicized royals’ trip to church on Christmas Day, Beckham replied, “She looked so beautiful. It was such a lovely surprise to wake up to on Christmas morning. I think that she’s such a beautiful, strong, wonderful woman, so it was a huge honor.”

Even the supposed Kate-Meghan feud has been buried. Kate Middleton has apparently made a supportive nod to Meghan in a royal appearance — through her clothes. Kate wore a blue-green tartan Alexander McQueen coatdress to the opening of the V&A Dundee design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which is reminiscent of Meghan’s Burberry coatdress, which she wore on her first visit to Scotland last year. Could this be Kate’s tacit nod to Meghan, a settling of that feud? Or do they just like similar clothes? Either way, the coatdress reminds us that these two women, both famous, both under pressure to perform and look great while doing so, are hardly worlds apart.

If you’re facing an evening apart from your other half for whatever reason this Valentine’s Day, you’ll still be in good, royal company.

This article was originally written by Sophie Wilkinson. For more, check out our sister site, Grazia.

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