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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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle official engagement photos, Frogmore House, Windsor, UK - 21 Dec 2017
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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.

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Britain Royal Engagement, London, United Kingdom - 27 Nov 2017

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.

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Britain Royal Engagement, London, United Kingdom - 27 Nov 2017

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.

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Britain Royal Wedding, Windsor, United Kingdom - 19 May 2018
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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.

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The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Carriage Procession, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
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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.

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The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Open-top car, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018

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.

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Britain Royals, London, United Kingdom - 22 May 2018
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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.

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Trooping the Colour ceremony, London, UK - 09 Jun 2018
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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.

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100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, London, UK - 10 Jul 2018

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.

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'Hamilton' Gala performance, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, UK - 29 Aug 2018

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.

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100 Days to Peace Gala Music event, London, UK - 06 Sep 2018
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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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to Sussex, UK - 03 Oct 2018

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.

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National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 11 Nov 2018

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.

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The Royal Variety Performance, Arrivals, London Palladium, UK - 19 Nov 2018
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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.

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Christmas Day church service, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK - 25 Dec 2018
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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.

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Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex visit Birkenhead, United Kingdom - 14 Jan 2019

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.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom - 12 Feb 2019
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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.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Morocco, Asni - 24 Feb 2019

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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visit to New Zealand House, London, UK - 19 Mar 2019

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.

Lauren Cahn
Lauren has covered knowledge, history, the British royal family, true crime and riddles for Reader's Digest since 2017. Having honed her research and writing skills as an attorney in the 1990s, she became one of HuffPost's first bloggers in the early 2000s, graduated to reporting hyperlocal news in the 2010s and has been researching and writing news and features for a wide variety of publications ever since. Aside from Reader's Digest, her work has appeared in Mashed, Tasting Table, Eat This, Not That!, Grown and Flown, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Insider, Business Insider and many others.