Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may seem like the most romantic royal pair around, however, it appears their first (and only) Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple will involve more work than pleasure.
According to Kensington Palace, the couple will be continuing their royal tour of the United Kingdom by spending February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, in Edinburgh, Scotland. There, Meghan and Harry will visit Edinburgh Castle, and will drop in to visit youth-run cafe Social Bite. After chowing down, Meghan and Harry will also attend a reception celebrating “youth achievement to mark Scottish Year of Young People at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.”
No word yet on if the couple will actually stay the night and spend Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh, but if they do decide to stay we wouldn’t blame them. After all, the city is hundreds of years old and comes with plenty of old-world romantic charm.
If they stay, we suggest the royal pair tours through Old Town, which is made up of a network of medieval streets. Of course, they should take a quick walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens, and book a stay at the Dalhousie Castle, which is located just three miles southeast of Edinburgh. The 13th-century castle is made for royals like Meghan and Harry, as both Edward I and Oliver Cromwell once stayed there, and it is also the perfect place for history buffs to lay their heads at night.
While the hotel was first built as a fortress, it’s now been updated to include a spa and award-winning fine dining facilities. The hotel is also small enough to feel extremely intimate and comes with just 35 bedrooms (many with royally chic four poster beds). Moreover, guests can walk the property’s 11-acre parkland estate that sits right on the banks of the River Esk.
So Harry, if you’re really going to make your bride-to-be work on Valentine’s Day, we really, really suggest you book this hotel and at least fill it with flowers (and perhaps a crown jewel or two) to make up for it.