Meghan Markle is no stranger to long-haul flights. She jetted to Botswana with Prince Harry on their third date, visited London multiple times in the lead-up to their engagement, and even penned a guide to Tulum for MyDomaine in 2015. In fact, travel was one of Markle's favorite topics to write about on her lifestyle blog, The Tig. When Bustle scanned the website's archives, it discovered a detailed list of carry-on essentials by the royal-to-be.
Items include probiotics to keep her gut health in check and hand sanitizer to avoid passenger germs. These are the four in-flight essentials Meghan Markle won't travel without.
"I never travel without a scarf or thin cashmere blanket that feels like a hug," Markle wrote on The Tig. "Throw it in your purse or backpack, and no matter how far you travel, you will always feel comforted both on and off the plane with something that feels and smells like home."
"Always travel with a high-strain probiotic, and hydrate like you're dying of thirst—because even if you're not, for your body—the thirst is real. This dynamic duo of probiotics and agua will keep your gut health in check and honestly stave off jet lag if you’re globetrotting."
"I'm no germophobe, but when I get on a plane I always use some quick hand wipes or a travel sanitizer spray to wipe it all down: that includes the little TV, the service tray, and all the buttons around your seat. Sure, the person next to you may give you a side-eye, but at the end of the flight, you'll be the one whistling dixie with nary a sniffle."
"[This is] the most efficient piece of carry-on luggage... [it] will speed along so you can avoid airport hiccups and can focus on the vacate part of the vacation."
Evans M, Reslen E. A Definitive History of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Relationship. Town and Country. May 8, 2018.