Antigua's PM tells Harry he should honeymoon on the island with Meghan Markle


Prince Harry may have only been dating Meghan Markle for a few months but he was invited to spend his "honeymoon" in Antigua - by the island's prime minister, no less.

Harry appeared uncomfortable when Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda's premier, made the offer to the Prince in front of hundreds of guests attending a reception staged in his honour. Awkward, much.

Antigua dancers
Dancers at the reception held by the prime minister of Antigua (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

In a speech at the event held on Monday night Browne told him: "I understand that there may be a new addition to the royal family very soon.

"I am told that there may be a princess and I just want to say that should you make the decision to honeymoon - then Antigua and Barbuda want to welcome you.

"We have been voted consistently as the best honeymoon destination in the Caribbean - and one of the best in the world - so there will be nowhere in the world as special to spend your honeymoon, when that day arrives."

Prince Harry dances with Claudette Peters at a reception
Prince Harry has a dance with singer Claudette Peters at the PM's reception (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

After Harry's communications secretary Jason Knauf strongly complained about the intrusion into Meghan's private life, in a statement issued earlier this month, the Prince is likely to have wanted to keep his relationship with the US actress separate from his official 15-day trip to the West Indies.

Yesterday his blushes were spared when organisers of an Antiguan charity event he attended declared his romance with Meghan was off limits for any of the young people involved, who were told not to mention it.

The same rule was not applied to the premier as Harry was set to meet six of Antigua's beauty queens, dressed in risque outfits. Browne said: "Whatever is done here, stays here. So do not worry."

Meghan Markle
Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle (Evan Agostini/AP)

Later Browne added: "I believe Meghan is a very beautiful looking girl, they make a very good looking couple."

Asked if he approved of Harry's choice, he said: "Yes, I heard about her and I hear they are speculating that they will now get married. I hope that Harry and Meghan come here for some quiet time very soon."

Later today Harry will return to Antigua's sister island of Barbuda where he holidayed with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, just a few months before her death.