Time flies because Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, had their royal wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle just last year. The beloved pair’s fans have been obsessed with their relationship ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were dating in November 2017.
In honor of their one-year anniversary, take a stroll down memory lane as we highlight our favorite moments throughout Meg and Harry’s royal romance. Scroll down for the couple’s ultimate relationship timeline!
Meghan and Harry’s romance was sparked after a mutual friend set the two up on a blind date. “I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her,” Harry told the BBC of his first impression of his now-wife. “I was like, I’m really going to have to up my game here.” They must have hit it off considering just a few weeks later, Meg and Harry took a trip to Botswana together.
Just three months following their supposed first date, The Sunday Express reported that the couple was officially an item. “The romance is in its early stages, but it’s no exaggeration to say he’s besotted with her,” a source told the U.K. tabloid.
It’s officially official! Kensington Palace confirmed Harry and Meghan’s relationship in a statement to the public. However, it wasn’t a very happy message considering the red-haired royal slammed the press’ harassment towards his new girlfriend. “Some of this has been very public — the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and Web article comments,” the statement read. “Some of it has been hidden from the public—the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriends; the bombardment of nearly every friend, coworker and loved one in her life.” Poor Meg.
Meg and Harry were finally spotted together! The Sun published photos of the newly-minted couple holding hands in London. The lovebirds reportedly went to see a play and enjoyed a nice walk while surrounded by tons of Christmas decorations. So romantic!
The couple’s relationship started heating up as they were spotted out and about on another date night in London. Onlookers pointed out that Meg and Harry were adorably holding hands as they left the Soho House — the same restaurant where they first met. “They were out with a couple of friends and enjoyed drinks and food,” an insider told Us Weeklyat the time. “They were sat in one of the cozier areas of the first floor, and Harry had two protection officers present, but you wouldn’t really notice them if you weren’t paying close attention.”
Harry and Meghan took a trip to Jamaica to celebrate the wedding of the duke’s close friend Tom “Skipp” Inskip. The couple apparently stayed at The Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, which is one of the country’s most exclusive properties. Wow!
Meghan said goodbye to her beloved lifestyle blog, The Tig. “After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig,” the former Suits actress wrote in the final post before shutting the site down. “What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun, and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy.” We miss it so much!
Meghan sneakily attended Pippa Middleton‘s wedding reception. The brunette beauty wasn’t invited to the ceremony, but later joined her royal beau. At the event, it was reported that Harry had asked — and received — permission from Queen Elizabeth to ask for Meghan’s hand in marriage.
Meg and Harry jetted off to Africa for a romantic rendezvous as engagement rumors were in full swing. The pair enjoyed their time together and even capped off their trip with a visit to Victoria Falls.
Meghan poses for the cover of Vanity Fair. In the month’s issue, the Horrible Bosses actress opened up for the first time about her relationship with her literal Prince Charming. “We’re a couple. We’re in love,” she told the magazine. “I’m sure there will be a time when we 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. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
Meg and Harry make their first official appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. At the beginning of the ceremony, the duo sat several rows from each other. Later, they packed on the PDA as they couldn’t keep their hands off each other while sitting front row at a wheelchair tennis match.
It’s getting real! Meghan said goodbye to Suits and flew to London to go live with her royal beau in Kensington Palace. After a few days of constant speculation, the couple finally announced their engagement on November 27.
Harry and Meg attend their first official royal event as an engaged couple together in Nottingham. The duo met with fans and paid a visit to a contemporary art center where they honored World Aids Day. “Prince Harry has been to Nottingham many times before and is delighted to be introducing the city to Ms. Markle,” Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter.
Details about the couple’s upcoming royal wedding began to emerge — like their lemon elderflower wedding cake flavor, their London stationer Barnard & Westwood invitations and the guest list with more than 2,000 names on it. Elizabeth also formally gave the couple her blessing for their marriage — a requirement of the Royal Marriages Act 1772.
Meghan and Harry tied the knot! The world watched as the couple got married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19. The stunning bride donned a classic white Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown. Following their royal nuptials, Meg and Harry took a romantic carriage ride through the town streets.
Honeymoon time! The newlyweds said goodbye to Kensington Palace for a little while as they headed off to a romance-filled vacation — the location of which is still unknown. Their honeymoon kicked off their jet-setting summer, which included a reported trip to George Clooney and Amal Clooney‘s Lake Como Villa. So cool!
Meg and Harry have big news! After much speculation following Princess Eugenie‘s wedding, the royal couple announced that Meghan was officially pregnant. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the message read.
Following their pregnancy announcement, Meg and Harry set off on their 16-day whirlwind tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. The world couldn’t help but gush over the soon-to-be mama’s good news!
Bye, bye Kensington Palace! The royal family announced that Meghan and Harry will officially move into Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Castle. “Windsor is a very special place for their royal highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate,” a statement read.
Oh baby! Meghan and Harry add a new title to their resumes: parents! The royal couple announced the historic birth of their first child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,” the official statement read.