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Are Harry and Meghan taking a mini-moon at Ashford Castle?

Rumours are rife that royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan are taking a short mini-moon at the beautiful Irish hotel Ashford Castle.

Understandably, the royals have remained tight lipped about the exact details of their honeymoon destinations, but increased security at the Co Mayo castle has sparked rumours that the couple may be in town.
Are Prince Harry and Meghan taking a mini-moon at Ashford Castle? Photo copyright Ericci8996 CC3
The hotel has been shut to the general public for the past few days, and an increased security presence around the town has got locals taking to social media to broadcast their thoughts.

Prince Harry, 33, attended a fundraising dinner last night for OnSide Youth Zones, a charity which helps young people stay out of crime by giving them various project and activities to focus on. Meghan was not in attendance and it is believed the pair have jetted off to enjoy a few more days together as a married couple.

The pair tied the knot at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018. The event was watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world. They have both spoken in the past about their intentions of visiting Ireland in the future.

Ashford Castle is one of the most glamourous and luxurious hotels in the world. In 2012, it was voted the best resort in Ireland and the third best in Europe by Condé Nast Traveller.

For years, it was owned by the Guinness family before being sold and turned into a luxury hotel in the 1930s.
Many of the cast and crew of the classic movie The Quiet Man stayed at Ashford Castle while they were shooting at nearby Cong.

It is not yet known for certain if Harry and Meghan are staying at Ashford, but if they are, then they will join a list of illustrious guests from the past including King George V, Emperor of India, John Lennon, Oscar Wilde, President Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Princess Grace.

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