Harry and Meghan Reportedly Vacationed With Charles and Camilla in Scotland

You can stay in that same castle.

The Prince Of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had quite the summer traveling around the world, but this time they decided to keep it low-key and spend time with Harry's father and step-mother, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, in Scotland. (opens in new tab) Meghan has gotten along well with her new in-law's (opens in new tab) since she met Harry, so it's fitting she and Harry would vacation with them.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly traveled to the Castle of Mey, the property of the Queen Mother (opens in new tab) from 1952-1996, which marks Meghan's first time visiting the castle. According to a source from US Weekly (opens in new tab), they spent five days there. “It’s beautiful at the castle, with amazing views of Orkney Islands. It was five days of time outdoors, long walks, good food, and quality family time.”

Harry and Meghan recently vacationed with George and Amal Clooney (opens in new tab) at their villa in Lake Como (dreams, really). Like the Castle of Mey, it's a great place to escape the media frenzy and especially all of the drama with Meghan's father (opens in new tab), Thomas Markle, and other estranged members of her family (opens in new tab).


The Castle of Mey is a different property than Balmoral Castle (opens in new tab), the royal family's Scottish estate. The Queen stays at Balmoral Castle periodically throughout the year while the Palace is open to the public, and Harry's late mother Princess Diana would often spend time there (opens in new tab) with her ex-husband, Charles. Prince Philip was spotted there the other day with his wife, the Queen, when they attended church together (opens in new tab).

Round trip through Scotland

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The public can actually visit and stay overnight (opens in new tab) in this castle as well. It's 12 and a half hours by car from London, so it's safe to say you'll want to book a flight or train ride. Find out more about the Castle of Mey here (opens in new tab).

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