by Rozina Sabur, The Daily Telegraph, January 11, 2017
Prince Harry has taken his girlfriend Meghan Markle to Norway for a romantic getaway to see the Northern Lights, it has been reported.
A friend told the Sun: “Harry wanted to make this holiday something that Meg will never forget."
According to the newspaper, the pair left London secretly on Monday after seeing in the New Year in the capital.
A fjord near Svolvaer, in Lofoten archipelago, Arctic CircleCredit: OLIVIER MORIN /AFP
The trip to the town of Tromso on the Norwegian fjords is the couple's first holiday together since they began dating last year.
Northern Norway boasts some of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon, and this winter has offered some of the best sights of the lights for years.
“This relationship has moved at lightning speed and they are mad about each other," the friend told the Sun.
“Harry is determined to do everything possible to make this work.”
The prince, 32, and his American girlfriend are rumoured to have opted for the privacy of a cabin for their week-long trip and have spent their time on the lake, whale-watching and enjoying the Norwegian sunsets.
Harry’s friend and polar explorer Inge Solheim is believed to have helped the prince arrange the holiday.
Among the places to stay near Tromso is the Tromvik Lodge, which costs more than £2,000 for a week’s stay and offers panoramic lake views, three bedrooms and a sauna.
Another is Bakkejord, a cozy cottage facing the Arctic Ocean, with just reindeer and moose for company.
It is not the first time Mr Solheim has helped Harry arrange a romantic break, in 2014 the Norwegian arranged a skiing holiday in Kazakhstan for the prince and his then girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
A spokeswoman told the Telegraph Kensington Palace would not be commenting on the trip.
The prince does not have any official engagements for the next two weeks, while Ms Markle does not resume filming for her role in the US drama Suits until the spring.
There has been speculation that Ms Markle, who has already met Prince William and Prince Charles, will meet the Duchess next week when she has engagements in London.
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