Harry and Meghan have gone for a surprising honeymoon destination 2 years ago

Harry and Meghan have gone for a surprising honeymoon destination

After a whirlwind six months of appearances, royal duties and the biggest wedding of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ready for a break.

The couple have headed off on their honeymoon and are reported to be staying at a remote lodge in Canada's Rocky Mountains.

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Yep, rather than a sunny resort or exotic safari, they've chosen the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta.

It's a surprise choice of destination as the couple were expected to return to Africa, a favourite place of Harry's and somewhere the couple has visited a few times already.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge does have a history of hosting royals though and even boasts a cabin known as the 'Royal Retreat'.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) stayed there in 1939, as did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2005.

 

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Though it's not quite Mexico or the Maldives, the resort does look charming in a Ryan Reynolds' house in The Proposal kind of way.

The newlyweds have reportedly had to change their honeymoon plans several times over security concerns.

"If a location leaks prior to travel, it compromises their safety on the trip, and they’ll be advised by their protection team to change plans," royal expert Omid Scobie told Elle.

"William and Kate’s protection officers ended up doing recon on two destinations before they settled on the Seychelles for their 2011 honeymoon.

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"I heard that just over a month before the wedding, Harry and Meghan hadn’t even booked a destination, so these plans have come together rather quickly."