It’s been one heck of a year so far for the British royal family. There have been numerous ups and downs, and likely many more that were never addressed publicly as well. Two of the largest events to occur thus far was the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, Prince Louis, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The wedding was just as glorious as we had all imagined and gave us all confirmation as to how much the bride and groom truly loved one another. Their affectionate glances and sweet smiles were enough to melt us all into a puddle!
Now that they’ve been happily married for over a week, many wonder just how married life is treating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is a rather grand adjustment to go from living the single life for 30+ years and then having your life turn upside down within the blink of an eye.
They’ve made one appearance since their “I do’s,” and the public was over-the-moon excited to see them. It has been reported that they finally have departed to their honeymoon getaway, and many have mixed emotions about the location.
For months, numerous locations have been speculated as to where the Duke and Duchess would venture for their post-wedding getaway. Despite all chatter, they’ve thrown a massive curveball and chose to stay in the most unsuspecting location of all.
It has been reported that the couple has retreated to Alberta, Canada, to stay in what has previously been deemed as the “Royal Retreat.” It has been speculated that the more specific place they are lodging there is at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Outlook Cabin.
It garnered its royal nickname after numerous royals visited for a bit of R&R. In 1939, King George and the Queen Mother, Elizabeth, made a getaway to this secluded location and in 2005, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip also briefly lodged.
Many security outlets have been put in place to ensure the Duke, and Duchess have a bit of time to themselves and away from the eye of the public for a change.
One source weighed in on the state of the Royal Retreat: “This beautiful cabin - also known as the Royal Retreat - was recreated from the floor plans of the 1930 original, which was destroyed by fire in 2000. Supreme comfort is present in every detail of the sumptuously comfortable bedrooms, enclosed verandas and majestic stone fireplace that warms both the dining room and great room. It is the perfect place to entertain family and friends or celebrate a special occasion.”
This is certainly a cause for celebration, and we are delighted to know that the royal duo will be getting a bit of time to themselves following such a hectic, yet joyous, season in their lives. We wish them a wonderful visit and cannot wait to see them emerge at their next event!