Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Spending Valentine's Day Apart This Year

It looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won't be spending Valentine's Day together this year. No worries, though: It's just a work obligation keeping these two apart. Kensington Palace announced Monday morning (January 28) that Prince Harry has an engagement on February 14 at Exercise Clockwork, which is "the traditional name of the annual winter exercise, based in one of the world’s most demanding environments 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, which has trained over 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969."

Prince Harry, if you forget, is the Captain General of the Royal Marines and will spend his time at Exercise Clockwork meeting military personnel on the base, checking out the group's severe weather equipment, and talking to a few aircrew members and engineers.

I understand that duty calls, but exercising in the frigid cold sounds horrible—especially when you know you could be kicking it with Meghan Markle, eating roast chicken and talking about old episodes of Suits.

Of course, the couple will have more opportunities to celebrate their love. The one-year anniversary of their royal wedding is just around the corner; plus, their first child is due around late April or early May. "Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public," Kensington Palace tweeted in October 2018 to announce the couple's baby news.

Not being with each other on special occasions is something Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have experienced in the past. Remember last November, when they couldn't spend their engagement anniversary together because Prince Harry was on a solo trip to Zambia? When you're the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it's just part of the job.

Published at Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:31:25 +0000