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A definitive timeline of Meghan and Harry’s whirlwind romance

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Look at the detailed love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the first blind date to the birth of their son.


Less than a year after their royal wedding, Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child!

Baby boy, Archie, arrived on May 6, 2019, weighing around 7 pounds and 3 ounces. So, let’s talk about a top-secret relationship that led to one of the highest-profile weddings of the decade—and a new chapter in the history of the Windsor family?

How did they meet?

Harry and Markle first made each other’s acquaintance on a blind date in early July 2016. “We were introduced actually by a common buddy,” Harry disclosed. Despite Prince Harry’s popularity, Markle says she didn’t have a lot of preconceived perceptions about who he really was before they met. The two hit it off immediately. “We met for a drink and then I think very quickly into that we said, ‘Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again.'”

Also read: Unraveling the history of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal romance.

After four months of quiet dating, the news finally came out on October 31, 2016, that Prince Harry was dating an American actress. The same day, Markle posted an adorable photo on Instagram, possibly hinting at the new love in her life. Meghan later said: “We had a good five, six months almost with just privacy, which was really amazing.”

Meghan meets the family, The Queen approved & met Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte

At the fag end of November 2016, People reported that Prince Harry had already introduced the actress to his father, Prince Charles.

Queen Elizabeth was “fully supportive” and another source revealed that the Queen is “delighted to see Harry in a relationship.”

Meghan Markle told about meeting the Queen during her interview with BBC. “It’s incredible to be able to meet her in person. I respect her as the monarch, but the way she loves him like a grandmother is unmatched. She’s an incredible person.”

In early 2017 Harry introduced his girlfriend to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte. They met at apartment 1A inside the Kensington Palace. It was also said that Duchess Kate and Markle, “got on fabulously.”

Maintaining a Long Distance Relationship

Though Markle filmed her USA Network series Suits in Toronto, Canada, she and Harry were spotted holding hands. On-lookers at the member’s only club said the couple tried to remain low key by lying in a cosy corner of the eatery.

Also read: Camilla’s heartfelt note to the victims of domestic violence. 

Meghan Markle spoke honestly regarding her relationship for the first time in October 2017. “We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time,” she said. “This is for us. Please understand. It’s part of what makes it so special, that’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great personal love story.”

Engagement & the wedding

After so many months of speculation, Harry and Meghan finally announced their engagement on November 27, 2017. They are “excited and happy” to be engaged. They marked the news with a celebratory photoshoot & interview.

In the months commencing up to the wedding, Meghan was introduced not only to the British public but also to life as a working royal. She attended a few official events alongside her fiancé Harry while planning the wedding as well.

Millions of people from around the globe tuned in to see the couple wed at Windsor Castle on May 19. High-profile guests like Oprah, David and Victoria Beckham, and of course the royal family were invited. Not surprisingly, all eyes were on the bride, who wore a stunning Givenchy gown for the ceremony assisted by her mother, Doria.

Harry and Meghan start a family!

On October 15, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child.

On May 6, 2019, Baby Sussex arrived! The baby boy is now seventh in line for the throne and he is the Queen and Prince Philip’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry’s father, Prince Charles and his stepmother, Camilla, said that they are “delighted” with the royal baby’s arrival, as are the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Baby Archie is Prince Charles’s fourth grandchild. It is the first grandchild for Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, who has also issued a sweet statement upon the baby’s birth, revealing that she is “overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild.”

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