PUBLISHED: 21:04, Mon, Sep 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:04, Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Meghan and Harry are just months into their new lives away from the spotlight of the royal frontline. They have moved to Santa Barbara, in California, signed a megawatt deal with Netflix to produce documentaries and paid off their Frogmore Cottage renovation costs — meaning they have had plenty to celebrate. And if last year’s present is anything to go by, Meghan will have organised something extraordinary for Harry’s 36th birthday, despite the restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.
A source claimed: “Last year, for Harry’s birthday, Meghan recreated their Botswana camping adventures in their backyard.
“It’s a place that means so much to them — and to Harry in particular — so Meghan wanted to bring that happy place to him on his day so she set up a tent, got sleeping bags, cooked dinner and recreated Botswana where they fell in love.”
The couple first headed to Botswana after only two dates together, back in 2016.
Harry admitted in their 2017 engagement interview this was a pivotal moment in their relationship.
Prince Harry will be celebrating his 36th birthday tomorrow, with Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently bought a house in Santa Barbara (Image: Getty)
He told the interviewer: “Then it was I think about three, maybe four weeks later that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana.
"And we camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic."
The sympathetic new biography, ‘Finding Freedom’ by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand also suggested Harry knew Meghan was the right woman for him after their Botswana trip.
The authors explained: “Harry was delightfully surprised by Meghan’s down-to-earth attitude.
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Meghan and Harry bonded over their first trip away to Botswana (Image: Getty)