The relationship between Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, star of the acclaimed TV series Suits, has continued to intrigue the world. And the prince’s recent overture of a trip to Botswana for her 36th birthday has caught everyone’s attention once again.
To celebrate the American actress’ birthday on 4 August, the couple travelled to the Okavango Delta, in the northern part of the southern African country. The region is a Unesco World Heritage Site where wildlife such as lions, hippos, elephants and crocodiles can be seen.
The area is currently in its winter season, which is between April and September, and is “generally dry, sunny, clear and cool to warm, while in the evening temperatures can drop sharply”, according to okavangodelta.com. During the day, temperatures reach about 25 degrees Celsius.
“Harry regards Africa as his spiritual home and has often talked of how he can get away from it all there,” a source shared with Harper’s Bazaar.
The continent holds a special place for his brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, too – he proposed to Kate Middleton in Kenya in 2010. So it’s no wonder that Prince Harry’s trip has garnered much speculation around a possible proposal.
“Harry has been planning this holiday for a long time,” the source added. “He’s made the trip incredibly romantic. They’ll go on boats across the lake, walk in the bush at dawn and camp under the stars. Who knows what will happen when they’re watching a sensational African sunset together? Maybe he’ll get down on one knee.”