Wedding planning can definitely take a toll on your mental stability, so it's always beneficial to put it on hold every so often. However, if you're Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the stress of planning a royal wedding with a worldwide audience is probably a tad bit more overwhelming than organizing your standard nuptials, if we had to guess, especially with less than two months until they're set to walk down the aisle. While the rest of us betrothed commoners might de-stress before our weddings with a yoga class or a hefty glass of wine, Harry and Markle have decided to jet off to Greece for a joint fling before the ring. Because nothing will take your mind off escort cards and seating arrangements better than some R&R on an island locale.
In what appears to be a pre-honeymoon of sorts, the future royal bride and groom will reportedly enjoy a getaway to the Greek island of Zakynthos, according to an island hotel representative. Spiros Lougaris, owner of Zakynthos' Hotel Castelli, revealed the news of the island's upcoming royal guests via Facebook, which has since been deleted, most likely to protect the pair's privacy. Paired with a copy of one of Harry and Markle's engagement photos, the post confirmed the duo's arrival in early May, adding that it's "an enormous pleasure and honour for the whole island." The Facebook update also states that the pair will have a personal tour guide, Maria Drogitis, during their stay (lucky lady!).
Another Zakynthos hotel owner reported to the Daily Mail that Markle and Harry are expected to only spend one day visiting the picturesque island during their pre-wedding vacation. Most of the trip's schedule is kept under wraps, but it's believed the two lovebirds will first fly into Corfu before making their way to Zakynthos via yacht (naturally). They're also expected to make a few other pit stops among the Ionian islands. We have a feeling this itinerary may inspire some new honeymoon trends, especially considering Markle's already prominent influence on the wedding industry alone.
It seems like May will be a popular time for royal visits to Greece—Prince Charles, accompanied by Camilla Parker Bowles, is set to make his first Greek official visit on May 9. Though, it seems like this pair's voyage to Greece will involve less sunbathing and long walks on the beach than Harry and Markle's.
With a pre-wedding trip this grandiose, we can only imagine what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's actual honeymoon will entail following their May 19 nuptials.