Can you believe it’s been a whopping 365 days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged? Since Nov. 27, 2017, the couple got married, went on a royal tour overseas, attended a plethora of public events, and announced they’re expecting their first child together. Today, however, marks the first anniversary of their engagement — but they won’t be spending the romantic milestone together.
So why aren’t the newlyweds ringing in “one year” as a duo? It’s because Harry, 34, is concluding his two-day visit to Zambia today. The red-headed royal is currently visiting Africa on behalf of the Commonwealth. During his stay, he met with the conservation group African Parks (he’s president of the group).
Meghan stayed back from the trip this time around. The Duchess of Sussex, 37, is now in her second trimester with baby No. 1 and is likely at home preparing for the couple’s big move to Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage.
Harry and Meghan’s engagement news shocked the world exactly one year ago today. After months of dating (some public, some private), Harry proposed to the former American actress with a ring made with his late mother Princess Diana‘s diamonds. After Clarence House’s official announcement, the parents-to-be dished details from the romantic moment during their first official interview with BBC.
“It was just a typical night for us,” Harry said of the engagement, to which Meghan replied, “What were we doing? Just roasting chicken? Trying to roast a chicken and it was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and romantic. He got on one knee.” Harry continued, “She didn’t even let me finish! Then there were hugs and I had the ring on my finger and I was like, ‘Can I give you the ring?’ So it was a really nice moment it was just the two of us and I think I managed to catch her by surprise as well.” Here’s to many more years of wedded bliss for our favorite royal couple!
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