Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Won't Be Socializing With Fans on Morocco Trip

The duke and duchess have a good reason for keeping a low profile this week

Updated 02/23/19

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Meghan Markle is just weeks away from giving birth to her first child with Prince Harry, but she's not letting her pregnancy slow her down one bit. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will land in Morocco today, which will be the couple's final royal visit before Meghan gives birth. This trip, however, won't be like their previous excursions—due to protests in the country, the royal duo will be under some pretty tight security during their stay.

Following her $200,000 baby shower in New York City, the duchess flew back to London where she met up with her husband before jetting off to Morocco. The trip will reportedly be three days of official royal business, but will likely include a little downtime for the parents-to-be to relax before they become a family of three. Per Cosmo, royal commentator Omid Scobie reported that the Sussexes will stay at a royal residence and meet with diplomats on Saturday night.

"A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirms that on Monday afternoon Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will have an audience with King Mohammed VI of Morocco," Scobie wrote in a tweet. "Tonight the couple will be greeted privately by Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, 15, at the royal residence they are staying at👑"

He continued, "For those asking, #RoyalVisitMorocco is still a three-day itinerary concluding on Monday afternoon. Harry and Meghan will, however, remain in Morocco privately until their return flight to London on Tuesday✈️"

The couple will be under strict security throughout their trip because of the protests. The Daily Mail reported that as a result, the couple will not be able to meet and greet fans and local residents as they usually do. Additionally, the two are "banned from walkabouts" and "it's understood British security services have requested extra resources to protect the couple."

Though the security protocols sound stressful, the couple is rumored to be using the remainder of their trip as a mini babymoon, just two months ahead of her April due date. While Moroccan royal fans might not be able to catch a glimpse of the royal couple, we'll all be able to enjoy photos of the new family once Meghan gives birth.

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