With its old-school glamour, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches, it's no wonder Prince Harry has whiskedhis fiancee off to the French Riviera.
But the royal couple's romantic New Year break began in a rather less chic fashion – on an economy flight with seats next to the toilets.
Sources say the prince and Meghan Markle flew out of Heathrow on New Year's Eve on a scheduled British Airways flight to Nice.In an attempt to remain incognito, the pair boarded their 9.55am flight before any other passengers and headed straight to the back of the plane, next to the rear toilets.
They also took up three rows of economy seats, either sideof the aisle, even though there were only themselves and three 'edgy and nervous' bodyguards in their party.
Harry, 33, apparently slumped down next to the window dressed in jeans, a jacket and with a baseball cap pulled over his face.
Bride-to-be Miss Markle, 36, was sitting next to him in a black beanie hat and minimal make-up.
According to one fellow traveller, the aircraft actually took off several minutes early, much to the surprise of other passengers, and shaved 20 minutes off its two-hour flight time.