Friday, 4 August 2017

Harry Whisks Meghan Away on African Safari to Celebrate Her Birthday!

Meghan Markle celebrated her 36th birthday today, and how did she spend it? Prince charming Harry whisked his girlfriend away to Africa to celebrate. The Sun exclusively obtained photos and broke the story with the article reading: "Prince Harry hugs Meghan Markle as the smiling couple start a romantic holiday. The royal draped a protective arm around the Suits actress as they arrived for the safari trip. She appeared to be carrying a gift from him - a picture swathed in bubble wrap."

The Sun
More from The Sun's article:

'The couple’s holiday destination — hugely popular for engagements and honeymoons — will only heighten speculation the prince, 32, is about to propose.
 A royal source said: “Harry has been planning this holiday for a long time. “He’s made the trip incredibly romantic. They’ll go on boats across the lake, walk in the bush at dawn and camp under the stars. “Who knows what will happen when they’re watching a sensational African sunset together? Maybe he’ll get down on one knee. Harry regards Africa as his spiritual home and has often talked of how he can get away from it all  there.
“Obviously he wants to show Meghan what an amazing place it is and create new memories together.” The source added: “Harry’s done a lot of conservation work in Africa with endangered el­e­phants and black rhinos and he’ll show them to the woman he wants to marry.'

It's all been rather quiet of late from the public's perspective, however, privately things are as serious as ever for the couple who have mastered keeping a low profile in London. Last week Meghan travelled from Toronto to spend time with Harry at Kensington Palace. She was spotted arriving at Waterloo Station wearing a chic white blazer. Perhaps most interestingly of all, Meghan's mother Doria accompanied her. I think we can all attest to spending more time with our partner's families as the seriousness of a relationship progresses. E! reported: '"Doria, of course, spent time with Harry and Meghan together," the source noted. "They've just been chilling at home, There's always someone watching or trying to get pics when they go out that they're pretty happy just staying in and doing nothing. They like to cook, watch movies and that kind of thing."'

E! News

There's more than a grain of truth in the old adage a picture tells a thousand words; a point evidently proven in the photo of Harry and Meghan arriving. They are obviously an incredibly happy couple, entirely relaxed and at ease in each other's company. By all accounts their relationship is going from strength to strength. The choice of Africa as a destination for the trip is an interesting one which will be closely analysed by royal watchers in the days to come I suspect. Firstly, Africa is enormously important to Harry. For an interview on time spent in Africa doing charity work and supporting his organisation, Lesotho, he said: "I have this love of Africa that will never disappear. And I hope it carries on with my children as well." Of course, Prince William, who also adores Africa, chose Kenya as the perfect location to propose to Kate in 2010... :)

Wishing Meghan a very Happy Birthday! Did you know she shares her birthday (4th of August) with the late Queen Mother who would be 117 today? Bluhare noted she also shares the date with President Barack Obama.