How do you make a vacation with the in-laws as enjoyable as possible? Why, you do it in a Scottish castle, of course. That seems to have been the strategy for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who recently spent five days with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Castle of Mey, Us Weekly reports.
The outlet's source described the castle as “beautiful” with “amazing views of Orkney Islands,” adding that the foursome enjoyed “five days of time outdoors, long walks, good food, and quality family time.” This was Markle’s first time visiting Castle of Mey, which dates all the way back to the 16th century. According to the castle's official website, it became the property of the royal family when the Queen Mother purchased the property in 1952 and restored it to its former glory.
Most recently, it’s become a favorite vacation spot for Prince Charles. And it makes sense that he'd invite his youngest son and new daughter-in-law to visit his Scottish hideaway, since he and Markle have reportedly developed quite the bond. "Meghan has developed a warm and close relationship with both Charles and Camilla," royal correspondent Omid Scobie recently told Harper's Bazaar. "She particularly adores her father-in-law, who has been incredibly supportive during an eventful and testing few months.
They’re the perfect parents-in-law and the feeling is absolutely mutual!"
The family downtime comes after a whirlwind summer for the newlyweds, which most recently included a stay at George and Amal Clooney’s Lake Como villa. According to The Daily Mail, their three-night stay culminated with a dinner party hosted by the Clooneys in honor of their royal house guests. During the days, Harry reportedly played hoops with noted basketball fanatic George, while Meghan helped Amal take care of the twins.
So what’s the next stop for the most in-demand couple in the world? Well, according to People, Harry and Meghan will head to Balmoral Castle to visit the Queen before the month is up. Then, we can only assume another villa, then a castle, then a villa, rinse, repeat.