Harry And Meghan’s Story: From Their First Date To Their Royal Exit

their dramatic decision to quit their roles as senior royals and split time between UK and North America comes after a
turbulent year for the couple which has seen rows over privacy, clashes with relatives and the launch of legal action again the media here is a look at their
relationship so far Meghan revealed in an interview in 2017 that she first met Harry in London the year before during a blind date in November
2016 Buckingham Palace confirmed they were dating and the following month the
first pictures of them together at the Gielgud Theatre in London, were published on the 24th of September 2017 Megan made
her first appearance at an official engagement when she attended the opening ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto Canada although they did not sit
together the following day they made their first official public appearance
together at the event In November 2017 Harry proposed to Meghan and their engagement was announced a few weeks later In May 2018 they got married at Windsor Castle where Harry told Meghan you look amazing
Megan walked through the nave of the stanning st. George’s Chapel on her own
followed by procession of bridesmaids and page boys including Prince George
and Princess Charlotte Prince Charles then walked her the rest of the way rumours started that Megan was expecting baby when she turned
up to princess Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018 wearing a loose-fitting coat the news was confirmed shortly afterwards, with the couple said to be “very pleased” with the news Celebrations ahead of the birth included a solo trip to New York City where the American former actress caught up with friends and attended an exclusive baby shower with the private jet journey and penthouse suite, reportedly funded by friends, said to have cost some £300,000 On May 6 Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is born
the couple kept Archie’s birthplace a secret they were also criticised for holding his christening in private, barring TV cameras and press photographers even as the family arrived for the Windsor Castle service no details were released about his godparents Harry and Meghan ran into controversy when it emerged that the refurbishment of their cottage cost taxpayers £2.4m In the summer of 2019, they faced criticism for their use of private jets after taking four flights in 11 days despite speaking out about environmental issues Harry defended his actions by explaining that he spends 99% of my life using commercial flights, but occasionally needs to ensure “my family are safe Sir Elton John also stuck up for his long-term friend, revealing that he supplied the couple with a private flight to maintain a high level of much-needed protection In early October 2019, Prince Harry issued a statement saying he and Meghan were taking legal action against the Mail on Sunday for the publication of her private letters he said his wife had become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences Harry said a “ruthless campaign” had escalated over the past year, throughout Meghan’s pregnancy and while raising their newborn son, Archie In the same month Meghan claimed her British friends told her not to marry Prince Harry because the tabloid press would destroy her life Speaking in a TV documentary, Meghan said she never thought being part of the Royal Family would be easy – but she says she thought it would be fair she also told presenter that not many people had asked if she was okay and she admitted that living in the public eye as a new mother has been a struggle questioned about an alleged rift with the Duke of Cambridge, Harry said he loved his brother dearly but they were on different paths and have good days and bad days in their relationship it was announced the couple and Archie would be spending Christmas with Meghan’s mother rather than with the Queen at Sandringham Instead they head off to Canada for an extended holiday for
several weeks details of their break were kept under wraps but they are believed to have spent time on Vancouver Island while there they issued a photo of Harry cuddling baby Archie on their return they went to Canada House to thank the country for their hospitality
a day later they revealed they intend to step back as “senior” members of the Royal Family and work towards becoming financially independent while still continuing to full support Her Majesty the Queen

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