On Monday, rumours were swirling that the newest royal couple — the beloved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — was planning to honeymoon in Canada, specifically in Jasper, Alta., at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
It was a complete 180-degree turn from earlier reports, which postulated that the royal pair would have their honeymoon in Botswana, Africa, a place close to both of their hearts. A report from celebrity gossip website TMZ claimed they had their sights set on the Great White North.
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It turns out that the report is incorrect, and Harry and Markle are not staying at the hotel. Angela Moore, the regional director of public relations of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Canada’s Western Mountain Region, told Global News:
“Though Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has a longstanding history of serving as a royal retreat, we can confirm that the couple is not currently booked for a stay. We are declining further comment at this time, as our top priority is always the safety and privacy of all of our guests. We appreciate your understanding.”
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The report erroneously stated that Harry and Markle would stay in the resort’s illustrious 6,000 square foot Outlook Cabin, otherwise known as “the Royal Retreat.”
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Many other celebrities, among them actors John Travolta and Anthony Hopkins, have stayed at the lodge in the past.