While the royals no doubt celebrate every holiday in style, Prince Harry won’t be with wife Meghan Markle for Valentine’s Day (or, at least, for part of it).
Today, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry will be in the Arctic Circle on February 14 to oversee extreme-weather training for the Royal Marines (that’s probably the worst V-Day date idea we’ve ever heard).
No word on whether he’ll make it back to London for a romantic dinner with the pregnant duchess (their first child will be born in late April or early May), but we’re pretty bummed for Markle that Harry has to spend his first day of ~love~ as a married couple away from her.
But what the heck are these exercises, anyway? Turns out, Prince Harry, who also holds the title of Captain General of the Royal Marines, will be in Bardufoss, Norway (200 miles inside the Arctic Circle), on February 14 for Exercise Clockwork, the annual winter training regimen to prep marines, sailors and airmen for extreme weather conditions. This event will mark the 50th anniversary of the Commando Helicopter Force and Joint Helicopter Command deploying to Bardufoss in Norway.
Some of the Exercise Clockwork courses include Environmental Flying Qualifications, Cold Weather Survival, Tent Group Commander and Snow & Ice Driving. Yep, we’re shivering just thinking about these classes.
(Frostbitten) fingers crossed Harry gets to warm up by the fire with Megs after the long and grueling Valentine’s Day he’s got planned. You know what they say: Some like it…cold.