PUBLISHED: 14:40, Thu, Aug 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:40, Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Harry and Meghan have recently bought their first house together in Santa Barbara, California, months after officially leaving the Royal Family’s frontline. The location is known for providing residents with great privacy, as the houses have long driveways and large gates — and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have often mentioned how they are keen to maintain some secrecy in their family life. When they were first dating back in 2016, Harry reportedly relished the privacy he and his new girlfriend had.
When their budding relationship was revealed to the public, Harry issued a surprising statement asking for Meghan’s own life to be respected.
However, his attempt to quell interest in his new love did not go to plan.
During a trip to Antigua in November 2016 — shortly after the news of his relationship broke — the Prime Minister Gaston Browne invited Harry to spend his “honeymoon” there.
Mr Browne told the crowd: “I believe we are expecting a new princess soon.
Prince Harry was left red-faced during a 2016 royal engagement (Image: Getty)
Harry and Meghan officially left the Firm in March this year - pictured at one of their last engagements (Image: Getty)
“I want you to know that you are very welcome to come on your honeymoon here.”
His words were issued in a speech in front of more than 300 VIP guests.
Harry was left “grimacing” according to The Mirror’s report, and looking at his feet as his new relationship was discussed in public.
The newspaper added: “Harry fiddled with his shirt so as to avoid eye contact.”
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Harry and Meghan wed in May 2018 (Image: Getty)
Then Mr Browne cheekily commented: “Whatever is done here, stays here.