19 Most Iconic Photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Marriage (So Far)
They’re expecting their first baby any day now, so let’s enjoy these photos of them from their first year of marriage… before Baby Sussex’s arrival.
On November 27, 2017, Britain’s royal family officially announced the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. This is their official engagement photo, taken at Frogmore House at Windsor. Here’s the adorable story of how these two lovebirds met.
First engagement photocall
As soon as the royal family sent out the engagement announcement, the affianced couple posed for photographers during an informal photocall at Kensington Palace.
A cut fit for a princess
Although Meghan does not have the title of Princess Meghan, she is a princess nevertheless and if she wanted to, she could be styled as “Princess Harry (or Henry) of Sussex.” And her ring is not princess-cut (which is square), but brilliant-cut. And brilliant it is. Here’s the sweet story behind the ring.
You may now kiss the bride…
The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex kiss on the steps of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018. You didn’t miss that kiss, but you may have missed these 18 tiny details from the royal wedding.
Post wedding procession
After the wedding ceremony, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ride in a horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace for their wedding luncheon hosted by the groom’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
A perfect gentleman
The groom opens the door of the open-topped Jaguar for the bride as they make their way to the evening reception at Frogmore Castle.
The elegant duo at their first royal engagement after marrying
Meghan and Harry make an elegant-looking newly married couple while they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in honor of the Duke’s father, Prince Charles. It was the couple’s first royal engagement since marrying five days earlier.
Their very first Trooping the Colour
On June 9, 2018, Harry and Meghan wave from a carriage during the annual Trooping of the Colour, which is one of the Queen’s birthday celebrations. Here, Her Majesty was turning 92. Trooping the Colour has marked the birthdays of British monarchs for the past 260 years. Here’s where that tradition comes from.
A burgeoning fashion icon
On July 10, 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in London. Meghan is wearing a custom-designed dress from Christian Dior with a perfectly coordinated fascinator. Here are 20 times when Meghan and her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, basically wore the same outfit.
The tuxedo-dress that nearly broke the Internet
At the Gala performance of the theatrical smash, Hamilton, at London’s Victoria Palace Theater on August 29, 2018, Meghan and Harry practically bring down the house when they make their appearance, and a big part of it was Meghan’s fabulous tuxedo dress, which we now understand de-emphasized the signs of her not-yet-announced pregnancy.
Hinting at big things to come?
At the 100 Days to Peace Gala Music event in London on September 6, 2018, Meghan looked ravishing and, if we may say so, just a little bit more voluptuous than usual, in her blue sleeveless dress. What we didn’t know was that she was pregnant with Baby Sussex, who is expected any day now. Here are the other signs you might have missed that Meghan Markle was expecting.
Lost in Sussex?
On October 18, 2018, which was shortly after the royal family announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first baby in the spring of 2019, their Royal Highnesses point in no particular direction and look generally confused while visiting Brighton Pavillion. Do they realize they’re in their namesake duchy, Sussex? Here are 12 more hilarious royal family moments captured on film.
The matchy-matchy couple
Here, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey in London in November 2018. This isn’t the first time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have coordinated their outfits. In fact, it’s kind of a thing with them.
Meghan’s iconic bump-clutch
On November 19, 2018, Meghan and Harry arrive at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, and Meghan is photographed hugging her burgeoning baby bump. It may be the first time we saw her doing this, but it definitely won’t be the last. Here’s how royal family members have hidden their pregnancies before they made their official announcements.
More matchy-matchy on Christmas 2018
The expectant parents, Meghan and Harry are photographed on Christmas Day, 2018 outside church services at Sandringham in Norfolk. At the time there had been much talk about this royal Christmas protocol the Queen expressed a willingness to break for her new granddaughter-in-law.
Their first royal engagement of 2019
As their first royal engagement of 2019, Harry and Meghan visit Birkenhead in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2019. There they viewed a new sculpture at Town Hall that marks the 100th anniversary of British poet, Wilfred Owen, who was one of the leading poets of the first World War.
Just how big IS that baby going to be?
On February 12, 2019, Harry and Meghan are seen during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London, where they attended a gala performance of The Wider Earth, a play about a young Charles Darwin’s expedition on HMS Beagle. Here’s the record it’s possible Baby Sussex will break immediately upon entering the world.
Such a sweet couple
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen here on a visit to the Lycee Qualifant Grand Atlas in Asni in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco on February 24, 2019. As always, the camera captures their obvious affection for one another. Don’t miss these 16 photos of another adorable royal couple, the Queen and Prince Philip.
A touching moment
On March 19, 2019, the royal couple travel to New Zealand to pay their respects to the people of New Zealand after the tragic shooting event at a New Zealand mosque on March 15. Humanitarian work was of prime importance to Harry’s mum, Diana, Princess of Wales. Next, you won’t want to miss these 15 nostalgic and rarely-seen photos of Prince Harry and Diana.