Why Harry and Meghan aren’t spending Valentine’s Day together

It's their first February 14th as a married couple

Have you got plans for Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re feasting on a fancy Marks and Spencer Valentine’s Day meal deal with your significant other, or tucking into a tub of this new Ben & Jerry’s Valentine’s Day flavour in front of Netflix.

But what are the royals up to on February 14th?

In 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t just enjoy Valentine’s Day – they reportedly had a Valentine’s Week. They spent the first half of the week in Scotland after an official engagement in Edinburgh, and just days later headed back to London where they enjoyed a trip to the theatre to see Hamilton! in the West End.

But when you’re a royal, the romantic nights together go out the window thanks to royal duties.

This week, Kensington Palace announced that Harry will be in Norway on the most romantic day of the year. He will be visiting Bardufoss as part of his role of Captain General of the Royal Marines, where he will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Exercise Clockwork operation.

Kensington Palace explains: ‘Clockwork 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.’

So what’s Meghan planning while her other half is working? Chances are she won’t be travelling anywhere herself as she is now in the late stages of her pregnancy, and royal rules state that going overseas isn’t permitted.

Harry and Meghan also spent their six-month anniversary apart (yes, it’s a thing apparently) back in November when he attended an event commemorating Zambian WWI and WWII veterans in Zambia.

However, we’re sure that the couple will have something planned later in the week to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.

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