Harry and Meghan to honeymoon in Namibia

Royal Wedding 24/05/2018

The newly-wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex may spend their long-awaited honeymoon in Namibia, reports suggest.

The royals delayed their honeymoon in order to attend Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebrations - their first outing as a married couple.

Now British gambling company Ladbrokes is taking bets on the honeymoon spot, with Namibia emerging as the 2/1 favourite.

"It's well known that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex love Africa," said a spokesperson for the company.

"It's looking increasingly likely they'll be heading to Namibia on their honeymoon."

Reports claim Meghan and Harry will stay at a remote resort on the Skeleton Coast, which is famous for its shipwrecks.

Also in the running is Botswana, with 4/1 odds.

Prince Harry has long had an affinity for the country - he championed the protection of endangered species there, and even chose it as the setting for a romantic trip with Meghan Markle to celebrate her birthday last year.

After becoming a patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana he said: "I've been lucky enough to visit Botswana for more than 20 years and am incredibly fortunate to be able to call it my second home."

One of the stones in Meghan's engagement ring is a conflict-free diamond, reportedly sourced by Harry in Botswana.

Tanzania, the Maldives and Caribbean islands have all also been picked as potential locations.

It's not yet known when the pair will depart for their romantic reprieve from their royal duties, but sources have indicated that they might first enjoy a mini-moon in Ireland.

There's also reports they will schedule a trip to Mexico so that Harry can finally meet Meghan's father Thomas Markle, who was absent at the wedding.