Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle officially announced their engagement on Monday. As the world mulls over a royal wedding in Spring next year, in an interview post the announcement, a perky Meghan, true to her profession remained inhibited by the camera as she along with Harry shared their story. Here is a timeline of their one and a half year of relationship so far.
They first met through a mutual friend, which Meghan, during the interview, called a complete setup as she was in the dark about who she was going to meet. An evening together and they were already looking up their calendars for the next meet.October 2016
The actress sparked rumours of their relationship after she was seen wearing a bracelet identical to Harry’s in an Instagram post. It was also on this month that The Sunday Express broke news of the prince having found a new love.
In an official presser, Prince Harry requested for his girlfriend’s privacy and the rumours and attacks of on her being bi-racial. Later, in a press statement, Prince Harry cleared the air about his elder brother, the Duke of Cambridge not being happy about his brother’s choice of girlfriend. It officially marked his acknowledgement of their relationship.December 2016
Harry and Meghan were photographed for the first time heading to a play in the West End as they inconspicuously walked amidst shoppers. Earlier in the month they were seen shopping for a Christmas tree.January 2017
Harry formally introduced his girlfriend Meghan to sister-in-law Duchess of Cambridge in Kensington Palace where Meghan gifted Kate a belated birthday present. Earlier in the month, the couple flew to Norway for an extra special getaway after reuniting for New Year's Eve in London.February 2017
A little before Valentine’s Day, the couple spent some lone time hanging out in London's Soho House after which they retired to Prince’s cottage in Kensington Palace where the couple will continue to live.March 2017
Harry invited Meghan at his best friend’s wedding in Jamaica where they shared a few cozy moments.
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Prince Harry arrived at Pipa Middleton’s wedding alongside Prince William but later whisked in Meghan for the reception as his date. They kept away from media at the grand wedding. The couple were also spotted at the Audi Polo Challenge where she cheered while Harry participated in a match.
Meghan arrived in London before her 36th birthday as a sure sign of a stable relationship. The couple had a much needed break in a luxury resort in Africa as they lived deep in the forest for three weeks in Meno a Kwena camp in Botswana.September 2017
Their first public appearance together was during the Invictus Game in Toronto. Prince Harry even managed to steal a kiss at the back during the game. Towards the end of the game the couple were seen with Meghan’s mother. Meghan also gave her first exclusive interview talking about Harry.
November 2017During the month of the announcement a flurry of activities happened for both Harry and Meghan. Harry propped the question early in the month followed by Meghan shifting to London with her dogs which was read as a sure sign of a Royal announcement on the way. She even snapped her last picture with her Suits crew.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales made this announcement this morning: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.