The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to spend Valentine’s Day apart.
The British royals – who married in May at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – are preparing for their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, but it appears they will spend the annual day of romance in separate countries.
Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry will be visiting Exercise Clockwork – which has trained more than 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969 – in Norway on February 14.
A tweet from the palace read: “The Duke of Sussex, Captain General @RoyalMarines, will visit Exercise Clockwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the operation in Bardufoss, Norway on Thursday 14th February. (sic)”
On the other hand, the Duchess – who was known as Meghan Markle prior to marrying the Prince – is set to remain at home, where she’s preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Meanwhile, prior to their wedding, Duchess Meghan admitted she loves “a great love story”, and that the couple were eager to make the most of the first few months of their romance.
The former Suits star also acknowledged that over time, they would have to share more of themselves and their relationship with the public.
The Duchess confessed to Vanity Fair magazine: “We’re a couple. We’re in love.
“I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us.
“It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
The couple will soon be preparing to move out of Kensington Palace ahead of the birth of their baby.
The pair currently reside in the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London but plan to move to the 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Kensington Palace said in a statement last year: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will more to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child.
“The couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage since their engagement last year. Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.
“The Duke and Duchess’s official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.”
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