Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Summer Of Sun: From the South of France to Ibiza

Hayley Kadrou   |   25 - 08 - 2019

After an intense few years for the royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took some well deserved time off to unwind first in the South Of France and then in Ibiza over this August.

Meghan Markle turned 38 years old on August 4th, and to celebrate she was whisked away from the UK for several weeks to soak up the sun and celebrate with husband Prince Harry and three-month-old baby Archie.

 

The trio first took off to the South of France and then headed to Spanish Island Ibiza. In the former location, they set up shop at family friend Sir Elton John’s holiday home in Nice. The grand home was built in the 1920s and boasts views of both the bay and the Alps.

 

Nice in France was the first holiday destination for the royal couple

Nice in France was the first holiday destination for the royal couple

 

Obviously, there’s a glorious pool with Egyptian Deco statues only adding to the view, Andy Warhol paintings lining the walls, a tower room overlooking the Medditeranien with crisp white decor and a light, airy feel overall. 

 

In case the serene setting provided by Sir Elton didn’t soothe the couple enough, they then headed off to Ibiza to complete their summer break.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed at family friend Sir Elton John's house while in the South of France

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed at family friend Sir Elton John’s house while in the South of France

 

According to reports, Harry and Meghan took to private villa Sa Calma villa on the exclusive Vista Alegre estate to unwind for six days.  The property includes a 50-metre infinity pool, a gym and yoga instructors and personal trainers on call guests want to keep fit, live-in caretakers and overlooks the picturesque village of Es Cubells, too. 

 

The two are said to have brought their private chef with them on holiday too, ensuring their holiday meals are up to scratch, too.

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry then headed off to Ibiza

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry then headed off to Ibiza

 

When it was initially revealed that the Duke and Duchess had travelled via private jet, they came under backlash for certain members of the public due to the environmental impact of such travel.

The bedroom on the Sa Calma villa in Ibiza that the Duke and Duchess stayed in

The bedroom on the Sa Calma villa in Ibiza that the Duke and Duchess stayed in

 

Yet Sir Elton John, who was a close friend of the late Princess Diana, took to social media to defend the couple, saying: “After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquillity of our home.

 

“To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral.”

 

Meghan Markle have had an intense few years and took some time off to enjoy as a couple and as new parents

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had an intense few years and took some time off to enjoy as a couple and as new parents

 

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