Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Canadian Vacation Was Made Possible by David Foster

Producer David Foster says he was the one who made Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Canadian vacation possible.

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  • Over the holiday break, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) took their newborn son Archie Harrison on a family trip to Canada.
  • The country has always been special to the royal couple, who dated there secretly during the early days of their relationship.
  • Producer David Foster, who knows the couple because his wife, Katharine McPhee, is friends with Meghan, helped set the Sussex family (opens in new tab) up with their swanky vacation rental, according to the Daily Mail

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) took some much-needed family time away from the pubic eye over the holidays. Although fans thought the royal couple would go to the United States to spend the holidays with Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland (opens in new tab), they surprised everyone by going to another place near and dear to their hearts instead: Canada.

Apparently, they owe a thank you card (hand-calligraphied by Meghan, preferably) to producer David Foster for helping making the special trip a reality.

The 70-year-old producer, who the couple know because of Meghan's friendship with his wife, Katharine McPhee (opens in new tab), revealed to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab) that he helped the Sussexes find their vacation home in Vancouver Island, Canada.

"I felt honored that I was able to help Meghan there, because I'm a Canadian and we're a commonwealth country, we're the Crown's," Foster said. "It's important to us, so I grew up with that kind of sentiment. I was really happy to be able to help them to find a respite just to take a little time off."

Even though Foster hooked Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) up with their vacation digs, he insists that doesn't mean he knows what's next on their jet-setting agenda.

"The owner has allowed this to happen through me, and I was happy to facilitate," he explained. "I don't know what their next plans are, but I know that it was reinvigorating for them to spend some downtime. This is a great testament to my hometown of Victoria that they were able to go under the radar for so long."

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.