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Meghan and Harry’s honeymoon destination REVEALED - but why did they choose it?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to wed next month on May 19, with their honeymoon having been revealed to be Namibia. But why have they chosen this spot and how does it compare to the other royal couples?

Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, are to marry in just over a month.

Taking place on May 19, the couple have chosen Windsor Castle to tie the knot with preparations already underway.

A recent source also revealed to Travel + Leisure that they had chosen to honeymoon in Namibia, with Hoanib Valley the spot where they will camp.

But why have they chosen the destination and where did other royal couples choose to honeymoon?

The country is called, by Lonely Planet, as “Africa for beginners” due to being so tourist friendly as well as being part of the Commonwealth.
There is little threat to travellers, bar some street crime, with terrorism also low in the country.

Safaris and national parks are just some of the beautiful options to choose from when travelling the country.

It may come as no surprise that the couple chose the destination, with one of their first holidays together being to another South African country, Botswana.

Namibia also offers a high level of privacy, with many of the destinations within the country only traversable by helicopter or bush plane.

The only warnings from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are to “avoid driving outside towns at night as wildlife and stray livestock pose a serious hazard,”

They also warn that a “growing level of violent street crime [is] affecting foreign tourists," yet most visits to the country are trouble-free.

It is certainly one of the more adventurous royal honeymoon destinations.

Kate Middleton and Prince William famously chose the tranquil Seychelles islands, perfect for relaxation and blue seas.

Diana and Prince Charles chose to sail around the Mediterranean for two weeks, whilst Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall chose a secret Greece honeymoon.

Other royal couples to have travelled by boat for their honeymoon are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who travelled the Atlantic as well as Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips.

Yet each of the marriages that chose to take to the sea, ended in divorce.

Less exotic than this was Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip who didn’t stray from the UK for their honeymoon.

They instead chose to travel to Broadlands where the Mountbatten’s country home was, and Birchall, Queen Elizabeth’s childhood home.

The couple chose to have a second honeymoon during their 60th wedding anniversary to Malta.

The island holds memories for the couple who lived there for a few years after they were married before she was crowned Queen of England.

But which countries has Queen Elizabeth never travelled to? (Express UK)

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