Is a remote African lodge called The Shipwreck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's honeymoon destination? Namibia’s bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast emerges as the frontrunner for their post-wedding holiday

Mail Online | 5/18/2018 | Sarah Rainey For The Daily Mail
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A six-foot pair of skull and crossbones adorn each of the wrought-iron gates at the entrance.

The shoreline, an endless vista of sand backed by formidable dunes, is strewn with the bleached bones of whales and debris from the more than 1,000 wrecked ships that have met their fate here. By day, the temperature can change in an instant, from hot sunshine to bone-chilling winds. At night, an eerie fog drifts in from the ocean.

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It doesn’t sound like a typical honeymoon destination… let alone one fit for the newlywed royals.

But Namibia’s bleak but hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast, located in the arid north-west of the African country, has emerged as the frontrunner for Harry and Meghan’s honeymoon destination.

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And sources have told the Mail that £800-a-night Shipwreck Lodge, a new luxury hideaway in the remote spot, is being tipped as the couple’s venue of choice. The hotel, a trendy eco-friendly safari lodge whose striking architecture is inspired by wrecked ships, is due to open on June 1 – and insiders say builders are ‘frantically working to get it ready’ for the royal honeymooners.

Double chalets at Skeleton Lodge are set on a private patch of sand and equipped with an outdoor hot tub, wood-burning stove, chandeliers, faux-fur animal throws and views of the windswept dunes, where lions, elephants and kudu antelopes can be spotted.

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Appealing only to ‘exclusive clientele’, the hotel also boasts a gourmet restaurant, bar and lounge with wraparound deck, where those fortunate enough to bag one of its ten rooms can sip cocktails as the sun sets.

However, Kensington Palace has confirmed that, like William and Kate in 2011, Meghan and Harry won’t go on honeymoon straight away. Instead, they’ll stay in the UK to attend Prince Charles’s 70th birthday celebrations on Tuesday. There are also plans for a trip to Dublin within...
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