Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Spend Valentine's Day Apart This Year

Royal duty calls for Harry.

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You only have to take one look at any photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) to see how loved up they are. The couple have never been afraid to show they they’re both head over heels for one another (opens in new tab), and will more often than not provide a healthy dose of cute PDA moments (opens in new tab) to leave us all feeling warm and fuzzy inside. But, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are all about the hand-holding and sweet moments together (opens in new tab), it seems as though they’ll miss out on sharing the most romantic day of the year next month.

This morning, Kensington Palace (opens in new tab) confirmed Prince Harry’s newest royal appearance. It's fair to say that his Valentine’s Day plans aren’t exactly the most romantic, but important royal duty calls, after all.

On February 14, Harry will "visit Exercise Clockwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the operation in Bardufoss, Norway."

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There is absolutely no hearts or flowers involved with this one. Per the palace, “Clockwork is the traditional name of the annual winter exercise, based in one of the world’s most demanding environments 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, which has trained over 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969.” Gulp, I’m cold just thinking about it.

Of course, by mid-February, Meghan will only have around two months left of her pregnancy (opens in new tab), so it’s unlikely that she’ll be flying out to join Harry in freezing cold Norway so close to her due date. Instead, the Duchess of Sussex will probably have to stick to a Valentine’s FaceTime call, and maybe some Galentine's celebrations (opens in new tab) instead. It's just part of the Prince-husband deal.

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It was a different story this time last year, when Meghan and Harry were reported to have enjoyed a romantic shared Valentine’s in Scotland (opens in new tab) full of R&R and fresh countryside air, following a few royal engagements the previous day in Edinburgh. Ahh, pre and post married life, hey?

Luckily, these two don't need February 14 to be damn adorable together.

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Lucy Wood
Lucy Wood

Lucy Wood spends most of her time writing about celebrity news, reading books, and waiting for the glorious day that she have enough millions for a pet sloth. She also has a YouTube channel on the go where she pretends to know things about fashion and life advice.