Life’s a beach for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their two kids ahead of the holidays.
The royal foursome reportedly spent almost a week in Costa Rica, traveling to Zapotal, Nandayure, and Guanacaste, from Dec. 14 to 20.
Photos obtained by local outlet CRHoy.com show the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Lilibet, riding on Harry’s lap as the duo, plus Markle rode around in a golf cart.
The “Suits” star flew under the radar in a floppy beach hat, denim shorts, and a white button-up shirt. Harry hid behind a pair of shades, dressed in a blue polo and shorts.
In another shot, Markle donned the same hat but slipped into a tight, strapless, casual black dress as she carried Lilibet in her arms.
Their son, Archie, 4, was not seen in any of the snaps.
A nearby neighbor of the house where the family was staying reportedly told the local outlet that she noticed the famous family due to the amount of private escorts taking place in luxury cars.
News of the couple’s secret trip comes as brand and culture expert Nick Ede says Markle — who he once claimed to be friends with — is reinventing herself as a media personality who is “entertaining and not afraid to poke fun at herself.”
“This ‘fun’ side to Meghan is a clever way for the brand Clevr to get a lot of social media traction and engagement by using their famous investor,” Ede recently told the Daily Mail, of Markle’s new coffee ad.
Furthermore, royal expert Phil Dampier told the outlet that Markle “is not a stupid person” and is aware of the public’s perception.
“I think she realizes that she and Harry have overdone the victim card,” he said. “She is also being advised by new PR people and I’m sure they have said they need to be more positive and not just live off criticizing the royal family.”