Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back on home soil after enjoying a short, child-free getaway to a Caribbean island known for hosting A-list celebrities.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen disembarking a private jet at an Atlanta airport on Sunday, dressed casually and looking relaxed, following their trip to the luxurious Canouan island in the Caribbean.
It comes just a day after a picture taken by a fellow holiday-maker surfaced, showing the couple holding hands as they strolled along the paved promenade next to the marina on the island, which is located in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The “affectionate” couple appeared to have just exited a gourmet food store inside the Sandy Lane Yacht Club and Marina in Glossy Bay, and it’s understood they were without their two young children, Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2.
“They looked happy. As Harry walked out of the shop, he slightly bumped into one of the barrels [outside] and they both giggled and Meghan reached for his hand,” the onlooker told the Mail.
“They just looked very happy to be having a holiday together.”
Canouan – a tiny, secluded patch of land measuring only 5.6km by 2km – has been described as the place “where billionaires go to escape millionaires” and has previously hosted high-profile guests including George and Amal Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Downey Jr.
While it’s unclear which of the few lavish accommodation options Harry and Meghan selected for their stay, the island features a branch of Soho House, with which the duchess has a long association.
She’s been friends with the club chain’s Chief Membership Officer, Markus Anderson, for many years, and it’s believed to have been Anderson who arranged a private room at London’s Soho House for her first date with Harry.
Meghan later had her hen’s night at Soho Farmhouse in the UK ahead of their 2018 royal wedding.
Harry and Meghan’s luxury holiday comes just weeks after they undertook a “mega-secret operation” to visit his cousin, Princess Eugenie, in Portugal following the Invictus Games.
The event wrapped up on September 16, and according to Portuguese magazine Nova Gente, the pair made a detour to luxury resort in Melides, where Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, have a home.