Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Jet to Tropical Holiday Vacation with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly away for a week with their children
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are kicking off the holidays with a warm-weather getaway.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted in Costa Rica with their son Prince Archie, 4, and daughter Princess Lilibet, 2, CRHoy.com reported on Thursday. The family of four reportedly arrived on Dec. 14 and departed on Dec. 20. The local outlet said that they traveled to Zapotal, Nandayure and Guanacaste.
Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, have squeezed in a few private vacations this year. In September, the couple reportedly stopped in Portugal (where Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie and her family live part-time) after the 2023 Invictus Games in Germany and quietly visited the Caribbean in October after marking World Mental Health Day in New York City.
News of the Costa Rica trip comes after Meghan revealed what’s on likely Archie’s Christmas wish list — and why he won’t get it!
In November, the Duchess of Sussex moderated a Q&A following a special screening of Netflix’s short film The After with the film’s star David Oyelowo and director Misan Harriman. The chat took place on Nov. 15 at a private residence in Montecito, California, where Meghan lives with Harry, Archie and Lilibet.
During the event, Meghan revealed that her son was taking after Harriman, a celebrated photographer who is behind some of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s portraits.
“The inspiration runs deep,” Meghan said. “Our 4-year-old,” before correcting herself, “4 ½ -year-old son — he would say, ‘No, I’m not 4. I’m 4 ½ — Misan was showing him how to do photography the last time he was with us, and I bought Archie a camera, and he said, ‘But it’s not a Leica like Misan,’ ” she said with a laugh.
“I said, ‘You are not getting a Leica! Not even for Christmas,’ ” Meghan continued of the luxury cameras, directing her attention to Misan. “So thank you for the inspiration across the board.”
Last Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their 2023 holiday card. The virtual greeting was sent via email on behalf of their Archewell organization.
“We wish you a very happy holiday season. Thanks for all the support in 2023!” the card reads. It also links to the couple’s annual Archewell Foundation impact report, which features a video highlighting some of their work throughout the past year.
Harry and Meghan chose a glam photo from the closing ceremony of the 2023 Invictus Games, which took place in Düsseldorf. Harry sported a black suit with black dress shirt, while Meghan wore a green strapless dress with delicate laser-cut flower details. The couple cheered and clapped as the U.S. team walked onto the stage as Bruce Springsteen’s hit “Born in the USA” played.
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The Duchess of Sussex previously said that she and her husband are “enjoying” the holiday season with Archie and Lili. During an appearance on the red carpet at last month’s Variety’s Power of Women event in Los Angeles, Meghan was asked by a reporter about her favorite holiday tradition.
“That’s a great question,” she replied, thinking of her kids. “Our little ones are little, and we’re enjoying every moment of it.”