Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Postponed their Honeymoon Plans for Work

May 9, 2018

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For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the royal honeymoon can wait.

According to a Kensington Palace spokesperson, the royal couple will not be going on their honeymoon following their wedding on May 19. Instead of jetting off to their romantic retreat, the two will return to work on “their first engagement as a married couple the week after the wedding,” according to the TelegraphThe newlyweds reportedly chose Namibia as their honeymoon destination.

This is not the first time a royal couple has postponed a honeymoon. Back in 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton also delayed their honeymoon to the Seychelles, opting to fulfill their royal obligations first. It was reported that Prince William returned to work as a search-and-rescue pilot the week after saying “I do.”

Many newlyweds, especially millennials, are following the royal couples’ leads in delaying honeymoon plans. According to the 2018 Newlywed Report, fewer newlyweds (less than 50%) are taking a honeymoon within a few days of the wedding. With that said, it is not a totally bizarre measure that the royals are waiting. After all, having a honeymoon slightly after the wedding gives newlyweds more time to rake in the points to travel to help them get to the best romantic getaways

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