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- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will celebrate their second Valentine’s Day as a married couple this year.
- Although it’s not known how the couple, who are currently in Canada, will spend it, Markle has previously spoken about how she likes to celebrate.
- “In terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts,” she wrote on her now defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.
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The Duchess of Sussex is certainly a romantic, and has been since before her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.
Meghan Markle once wrote about her ideal Valentine’s Day – and it could hint at how she and Prince Harry like to spend their February 14 each year.
“Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I’m immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss,” Markle wrote on her now defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig, as cited by Hello! Magazine.
“This is all happening in black and white, of course. And in Paris, if I had my way,” she added.
The then-actress added that while she enjoys romantic gestures, including breakfast in bed, it’s ultimately “the thought that counts.”
“But delusions of Francophile grandeur aside, Valentine’s Day is special wherever you happen to find yourself. And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower, it really is the thought that counts,” she said.
When it comes to gifts that she likes to give, the duchess said she likes to write hand-written notes.
“If given the option between fingers to keyboard, or pen to paper, I will always choose the latter,” she wrote on her blog.
However, in another Valentine’s-themed blog post the royal wrote an empowering message to fans about being single on the most romantic day of the year.
“I think you need to be your own Valentine. I think you need to cook that beautiful dinner even when it’s just you, wear your favorite outfit, buy yourself some flowers, and celebrate the self love that often gets muddled when we focus on what we don’t have,” she wrote.
She went on to recall a time when her “Suits” costars Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty got her out of a “funk” by reminding her that self love is just as important as romantic love.
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“One of them stopped me – truth be told I can’t remember which one because they both impart their sage wisdom with me on the daily – but one of the stylish wise ones stopped me and said, ‘Hey! That’s my friend you’re talking about. Be nice to her,'” she wrote.
This year will mark Harry and Markle’s second Valentine’s Day as a married couple, and their first time celebrating the holiday as parents.
Last year, they spent it at home in the UK. The duke had been working in Norway, but took a private jet on the same day so he could make it back home to the duchess.