Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have begun their first day as a married couple – and their first destination abroad may be the Emerald Isle.

The now Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not immediately leave for their honeymoon but instead remain in the UK for a period before taking the traditional post-wedding holiday.

Countries such as Botswana - which offer stunning wildlife, breathtaking scenery and, importantly, privacy from prying eyes - could be top of their list of destinations.

But the couple may first spend a few days in Ireland, according to reports, making their inaugural overseas trip as a married couple, while their honeymoon is put on hold for a period.

Botswana is a place Harry loves and knows well, and he reportedly brought Meghan to the southern African country in 2017 to mark her 36th birthday.

Meanwhile, following the exploits of Saturday night, the newlyweds left Windsor Castle during Sunday afternoon after being hosted by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh over their wedding weekend.