Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Meant to Be — See the Royal Couple’s Relationship Timeline

In the past year of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s life, the couple has embraced a plethora of changes. Besides celebrating the birth of their first royal child, son Archie Harrison, on May 6, as well as ringing in their first wedding anniversary weeks later on May 19, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also endured a handful of struggles.

Following the arrival of their adorable son, Meghan began to struggle with living in the public eye. In October 2019, five months after giving birth, the former Suits actress candidly opened up about how much she suffers with having to live every step of her life under the spotlight.

“Especially as a woman it’s really — it’s a lot,” Meghan told ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby for the documentary titled Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom and trying to be a newlywed. … And also thank you for asking, because not many people will have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

The brunette beauty also reluctantly responded, “Yes,” when Tom asked if it has been difficult adjusting to the royal life. “Look, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable,” she continued. “And so that was made really challenging, and then, when you have a newborn, you know?”

Meghan’s struggles, on top of other personal issues for her and Harry, prompted the couple to announce their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family. The pair revealed their plan to split time between the U.K. and North America, as well as become financially independent, in a statement shared to their joint Instagram account on January 8.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they announced in the lengthy caption. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

Following the shocking news, a source exclusively told Closer Weekly why “moving to Canada is definitely an option for Harry and Meghan.” The insider stated, “Archie is their No. 1 priority. They’d also be able to give Archie a more normal upbringing in Canada, away from the media circus in London, which is a priority for the royal couple.”

For a few weeks, Harry and Meghan were living a quiet life in Canada until they moved their family to Los Angeles in March. Now the trio lives in the same city as Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, and she can visit Archie whenever she wants.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the royal couple’s ultimate relationship timeline!

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