Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Partied All Weekend Long at the Opening of Amsterdam’s Soho House
But they avoided the red-light district.
Prince Harry may have shed his old hard-partying reputation and settled down with Meghan Markle, but that doesn’t mean the Party Prince has completely forgotten how to have fun. Over the weekend, the newlyweds reportedly made the quick trip across the North Sea from their home in London to attend the opening of Amsterdam’s new Soho House outpost. According to the Evening Standard, the kickoff party lasted three full days and included “eating, drinking, napping, dancing, boats, and bikes,” as well as a guided tour of the city’s notorious red-light district on Friday night, which the royals politely declined to attend.
Even with Harry and Meghan skipping some of the less-savory programming, the weekend still had plenty of star power. Eddie Redmayne, Stanley Tucci, Jenna Coleman, Nick Grimshaw, and Douglas Booth, among many other A-listers, were all on hand to celebrate the latest expansion of the members-only chain of clubs, per the Evening Standard. Following that red-light tour, the revelers reportedly took a boat trip down Amsterdam’s canals on Saturday before attending a dinner party at Cecconi’s, the club’s Italian restaurant, for Soho House founder Nick Jones’s 55th birthday. On Sunday, they were treated to a “lavish” brunch, after which they detoxed from the long weekend with appointments at the in-house Cowshed Spa.
An eyewitness told Us Weekly that, during the Sunday brunch, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looked content and very happy together, mingling with Redmayne and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe. “Harry and Meghan were smiling and looking very happy with each other, very much in love,” the source said. “It was crazy being shown to a breakfast table and there was Harry and Meghan sat right next to us, but they were very smiley and seemed very comfortable and at ease. [They] never stopped smiling.”
The royals are big fans of the Soho House chain. Markus Anderson, a director and consultant for the chain and a longtime friend of Meghan’s, was reportedly the mastermind behind Meghan and Harry’s initial blind date—which took place, of course, at the original Soho House in London. They’re said to have followed that up with a visit to the club’s outpost in Toronto, where Meghan filmed Suits in her pre-royal days, in the fall of 2016. And most recently, the Duchess of Sussex was reported to have celebrated her low-key bachelorette party at Soho Farmhouse, the chain’s sprawling property in the Cotswolds.