The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have been in different countries for their first Valentine's Day as a married couple, but they weren't really too far apart. While Prince Harry was in Norway on Feb. 14 visiting Exercise Clockwork – the traditional name for an annual winter military endurance exercise – he had quite the surprise when he entered an igloo and found Duchess Meghan had joined him...
In photos, that is! The 34-year-old stepped inside the emergency igloo called the Quinzhee Shelter, which was decorated to help him celebrate the special day, even if he couldn't be with his pregnant wife. And Harry definitely saw the humour in the space, which was outfitted with candles, mood music and their wedding photos. "You weirdos! Nice," he joked. "It's very kind of you to invite me into your private shrine."
The sergeant said that the father-to-be "had a smile on his face" and that they "had some chill-out music on, just to show how creative you can be." The prince certainly seemed to appreciate the kind effort put in to making him feel more at home. While stepping out of the shelter, he said: "Homely in there, isn't it? It starts to get a little bit weird after a while." No matter where he goes, he never forgets his sense of humour!
Harry, who's expecting his little bundle of joy in the spring, was getting back to his military roots with the visit. Having served in the military for a decade, including two tours of Afghanistan, he must've enjoyed the trip down memory lane. After all, he still spends much of his time giving back to wounded and injured veterans and their families with the Invictus Foundation and his various other charitable initiatives, like with the Endeavour Fund.
"I miss my pilot days," he mused while checking out the Wild Cat and Apache helicopters. Showing off his charm and big heart, he joined the servicemen and women in the mess hall for a hot buffet lunch, away from cameras. "He was really keen to engage," sergeant Lesley said. "He asked if they had got their girlfriends or wives or partners flowers for Valentine's Day – he was keep to make sure no one was in trouble," she joked.
Though sadly the duke and duchess couldn't spend the special day of love together, we're sure they'll be making up for it in the days to come, with cozy nights at home (before moving into Frogmore Cottage) and home-cooked meals... Like maybe the roast chicken he proposed to Meghan over!