Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Apparently Ran Into this Newlywed Celebrity Couple While Vacationing Secretly in Portugal

That’s a whole lot of star power in one room!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Marie Claire reported recently that, in between the closing of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany and their return to their home in the U.S., Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stopped off in Portugal for a secret romantic getaway. (While they were in country, Harry and Meghan likely saw Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, who now splits her time between Portugal and the U.K.)

Portuguese magazine Nova Gente reported that the couple traveled to the village of Melides—close to Lisbon—and that their visit was a “mega secret” operation, and a quick one. The outlet reports that Harry and Meghan were on the Iberian Peninsula for three nights, and, while there, reportedly visited the CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club Resort. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the 2023 Invictus Games

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But it seems that there were other celebrities on hand even outside of Harry, Meghan, and Eugenie. Chris Evans and new wife Alba Baptista hung out with the Sussexes in Portugal, Page Six reports, although the hang didn’t seem pre-planned: the outlet reports that the newlyweds, who married just last month on September 9, “bumped into the royals at a bar or restaurant while abroad in Europe,” the outlet reports. “The couples did not know each other, and their run-in was completely coincidental.”

Evans and Baptista might have been in Portugal for more than just a getaway: Baptista is from the country, and Page Six reports that the couple have plans to have a second wedding celebration there at some point—and it may have already happened. “There is going to be a second gathering in Portugal for members of Alba’s family who couldn’t be in Massachusetts [where the pair tied the knot],” a source said. “Sometime this week, I believe. Then they’ll depart from Portugal for their honeymoon.” 

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista

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In attendance at Evans and Baptista’s first wedding celebration were Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski; Harry and Meghan might have just stumbled upon their second celebration in the beautiful backdrop of Portugal.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.