Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancée, American actress Meghan Markle, arrived in Monaco on New Year’s Eve and stayed for two nights. The couple landed in Nice aboard the 9:55 am scheduled British Airways flight from London.
The newly-engaged couple, due to marry May 19 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, boarded the aircraft some time ahead of other passengers. According to fellow travellers, they were travelling with three bodyguards and the last three rows of seats, next to the toilets, were reserved for the royal party.
Prince Harry was met in Nice by French security officers before taking a helicopter shuttle to the Principality where they were met “by friends”. There has been speculation in the British press that the 33-year-old prince and Suits actress may have met up with Monaco’s most senior princely couple during their stay.
Princess Charlene met the fifth in line for the British throne last year, when Prince Harry accompanied her to the England vs South Africa rugby match in Twickenham.
The details of Harry and Meghan’s short visit remain a closely guarded secret, and the couple left the Riviera before lunchtime on Tuesday, January 2.