The [/news/prince_harry/index.html Duke of Sussex] spent his first Valentine's Day as a married man in one of the planet's harshest climates, meeting British armed forces taking part in winter survival training in the Arctic Circle.
Harry, who travelled to northern Norway by charter plane, took a flight believed to have cost around £20,000 to meet British servicemen taking part in the gruelling Exercise Clockwork during a whistlestop tour of their base on Thursday.
As part of his visit Harry was shown a Quincey Shelter, resembling a makeshift igloo, that had been decorated with photographs of his wedding to Meghan ahead of his arrival - which he laughingly referred to as a 'shrine' as romantic music played in the background.
The duke, who was dressed in Royal Marines uniform for the first time, met with temperatures just over freezing point when he stepped off the double-engine Cessna Citation Excel at the Bardufoss air station, 200 miles (322km) within the Arctic Circle, this morning.
The state-of-the-art 18ft plane flies in and out of smaller airports while offering 'the comfort and amenities of a midsize cabin jet' according to Cessna.
A direct chartered flight on the Citation Excel - based on a seven-hour round trip from Farnborough to Bardufoss for seven people - would cost between £18,200 and £21,450 according to Luxaviation.
While Kensington Palace declined to comment on details of the flight, royal travel for official engagements is typically funded by the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant.
That's not very romantic! The Duke of Sussex spent his first Valentine's Day as a married man meeting British armed forces taking part in winter survival training inside the Arctic Circle, while his wife was believed to be at home in London
Harry inside a Quincey Shelter, which resembles a makeshift igloo, that had been decorated ahead of his arrival with photographs of his wedding to the Duchess of Sussex stuck to the walls and a sign saying 'there's snow place like home'
The Duke of Sussex greeted troops during his visit to Exercise Clockwork in Bardufoss, Norway, http://themomsite.mystrikingly.com/blog/great-couple-birthday-celebration-ideas for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commando Helicopter Force and Joint Helicopter Command deploying for extreme cold weather training
The duke, who is due to become a father for the first time in late April or early May, was met with temperatures just over freezing point when he stepped off the double-engine Cessna Citation Excel (pictured) at the Bardufoss air station
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