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Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s honeymoon


We may not know where they went exactly, but we do know that the royals were likely flanked by security. And the added detail was likely due to Prince Harry’s four-month stint in Afghanistan with the Army Air Corps in 2012. 

Dubbed “Captain Wales” by his fellow servicemen and women, he manned a $60 million Apache helicopter and admitted to firing upon Taliban extremists. “If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game, I suppose,” he said in an interview. “Take a life to save a life … the squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.”

Deemed a hero for making the ultimate sacrifice to bring about peace, Harry’s battlefield admission came back to bite him when it came time to plan his honeymoon, according to Radar Online. To keep him and Markle safe from possible insurgents, the website reported the groom and his new bride would be protected by “elite special ops officers, armed with military-grade weapons” during their trip.

The website also speculated the couple had cozied up in the countryside of England’s Cotswold District for the first half of their honeymoon, and residents had noticed a strong police presence in the surrounding area. Their getaway inside of a farmhouse was also reportedly outfitted with motion sensors and surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the royals. You know, just in case.