Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Valentine’s Day apart

It will be their first year as a married couple

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be spending their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple together, here’s why…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should be making the most of the time they have left together as just a pair as soon, they’ll have a little boy or girl to look after.

The couple have had a fairy tale-esque romance. They were married just a few months after getting engaged in a beautiful ceremony at Windsor Castle and just months after they said I Do the couple announced they were expecting.

But, on perhaps the most romantic day of the year, where couples like to fuss over their partners without any explanation other than it’s Valentine’s Day, Harry and Meghan will be apart.

This will be their first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife but due to royal duties, Prince Harry will be out of the country.

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As part of his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Prince Harry will be heading over to Norway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Exercise Clockwork operation.

The operation is cold weather training and has trained over 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969, according to the Forces Network.

It's thought that last year Harry and Meghan spent Valentine’s Day together in Scotland, as they had an official engagement in Edinburgh the day before.

Sadly for Meghan it seems she’ll have to rope in her girlfriends for a Galentine’s Day of love instead.

We’re sure Harry will have flowers sent to his wife while he is away and will no doubt make it up to her when he’s back from work…

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.