When news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement broke out last month, questions naturally arose. How long have they been together for? Where did they meet? And the perennial question: “Who goes on a blind date with a prince?!” While the rhetorical question may never be answered, we do have a lead as to where the royal couple first met; the exclusive Soho House — one of London’s most prestigious private members’ clubs.
The private members’ circuit has come a long way since its inception and no longer brings to mind a stuffy old-school social club. While London is home to some of the world’s chicest and most secretive clubs, there are many others around the globe that each provides a safe haven for the world’s elites.
Whether in Singapore (home to 1880 and the upcoming Straits Clan) or San Francisco, private members’ clubs can be found in various parts of the globe. However, they each boast different levels of prestige — and choosing one to be part of may be confusing. So we took it upon ourselves to curate a list of the most prestigious private members’ clubs around the world.
Without further ado, check out the world’s most exclusive members-only clubs to join — if you can get through the door, that is.