Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Secretly Vacation in Portugal (& Stay with Royal Cousin) According to Report

They went unnoticed

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For years, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t been able to step outside their home without making the front-page news. So, we were surprised to learn that the couple reportedly had a recent getaway that seemingly went unnoticed (well, until now).

According to Page Six, the royal couple extended their European vacation following their appearance at the Invictus Games in Germany. The duke, 39, and duchess, 42, traveled to Portugal where they may have stayed for three nights with a royal relative.

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Prince Harry and Markle reportedly visited Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank. (FYI, Prince Harry’s cousin splits her time between Portugal and London.)

Princess Eugenie has a place at the CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club resort, which is about an hour drive from the airport in Lisbon.

As Nova Gente points out, it was no easy task transporting Prince Harry and Markle without alerting the press. The outlet referred to it as a “mega-secret” operation.

“They arrived in Portugal without their children and as soon as they landed, they headed to Alentejo and more precisely to Melides,” a source told the outlet.

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The insider revealed that Prince Harry and Markle flew on a commercial plane to return to California. Oh, they also had a connection in London (#Awkward). “Accompanied by two bodyguards, they were the last to board BA flight 501 at 11 a.m. bound for London Heathrow Airport,” the source added.

We can’t believe we missed this.

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