Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, baby boy Sussex less than a year after their royal wedding, on May 6, 2019. In this article, we will be having a look at their relationship timeline.
How they met
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first made the acquaintance of each other on a blind date in the month of July of the year 2016. Harry revealed during the first sit-down interview of the couple with the BBC that they were introduced actually by a mutual friend following the announcement of their engagement.
Also, it has been claimed by E! News that it was Harry’s friend Violet von Westenholz, who introduced them. However, there are other speculations that suggest that it was Misha Nonoo, the fashion designer.
Despite the global fame of Prince Harry, Meghan says that she did not have a lot of pre-conceived notions about who he was before they met. She explained during the BBC interview that because she is from the States and she did not grow up with the same understanding of the Royal Family.
She did not know much about him so the only thing that she had asked their mutual friend was is he nice? Because if he was not kind, it just did not seem like it would make sense.
Markle said that they git off immediately and they met for a drink, and she thinks very quickly into that they said well what are they doing tomorrow? They should meet again.
Harry was asked at the photocall in the Kensington Palace garden following their engagement announcement when he knew that Meghan Markle was the one. Prince Harry replied quickly, that he knew Meghan was the one the very first time they met.
The News Getting Out and Meghan Meeting The Family
After about four months of dating, the news finally leaked on October 31, 2016, that Harry is dating an American actress. Also, according to the sources, Harry was happier than he has been for many years.
In an interview for the promotion of her retailer collection, Reitmans, she discussed her collaboration with the Reitmans, her plans for the holidays, and her charity work with World Vision.
It was reported around the same time by People that Harry had already introduced Meghan to Prince Charles, his father.
Harry made a public statement in the defense of his girlfriend
In a formal statement that was released on November 8, 2016, their relationship was confirmed by Harry. He also pleaded with the trolls and the press on social media platforms to stop the wave of harassment and abuse that had been directed at Meghan.
Moving Further towards the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Approval of the Queen
According to US Weekly, the Queen was delighted to see Harry in a loving relationship and she was fully supportive. Markle revealed that it was incredible to be able to meet her through this lens, not just with the respect and honor for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother.
Their engagement was announced on November 27, 2017, and they were thrilled and very happy to be engaged. She has been introduced to life as a working royal, as she attends official events alongside Harry.
Tens of millions of people from around the world tuned in to see the couple’s wedding on May 19 at Windsor Castle. They had high-profile guests along with the Royal family like David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, and many more.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Start a Family
It was announced by Kensington Palace on October 15, that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child. This announcement came as the couple landed in Australia for their very first joint royal tour. Baby Sussex arrived on May 6, 2019, and he is seventh in the line for the throne.