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With its old-school glamour, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches, it's no wonder Prince Harry has whisked his 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 side of 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.
Other sources have told the Mail that several members of France's elite Service de la Protection – the police unit responsible for the protection of foreign dignitaries – have flown down from Paris to guard the couple during their stay.Asked if Kensington Palace had requested them, they said: 'No, it would have been offered and would have been non-negotiable.Prince Charles more than halved his donations to good causes last year amid a shake-up of his charity empire in preparation to become king.Accounts filed by the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation show that total grants handed out plummeted from £7.7million in 2016 to £3.1million in the 12 months to March.
Clarence House said yesterday that the prince had decided to 'review' his charities in the run-up to his 70th birthday later this year.
Charles is president of 13 charities which come under the Foundation's umbrella.