Are Harry And Meghan Still Together: The romance between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is truly epic. They’ve only known each other for a little over six years, yet you’d never guess it. Although they began dating in early 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t make it public until October.
While Prince Harry has remarked that their romance went from “0 to 60” in a short amount of time, he and Meghan have insisted that this is merely how it appeared to the public during their engagement interview that their relationship had blossomed.
Meghan: “I don’t believe that I would call it a whirlwind in terms of our relationship, certainly there have been layers linked to how public it has become after we had a good five, six months almost with just seclusion, which was fantastic.”
July 2016: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Meet
In their engagement interview, Prince Harry and Meghan revealed that they went on a blind date in early July 2016 after being set up by a mutual acquaintance whose identity they have not revealed.
“After getting together for a drink, I believe we asked each other, “Well, what are we doing tomorrow?” ‘We really ought to get together again.'” Memories began to flood back to Meghan. In the days that followed, the two of them went on other dates in the same London hotspot.
Around an interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan said that she and Harry had been dating for six months before the news broke publicly, which would place the start of their relationship in late April or early May of 2016 rather than July.
In the premiere of Harry and Meghan, the couple admitted that they met through the social media platform Instagram.
After then, Meghan revealed that her pal had told her that “Prince Haz” had asked after her and suggested that she and Harry meet up. Meghan was fascinated by the nature photos on Harry’s profile and decided to contact him as a result of her browsing. The two of them eventually traded contact information the following day.
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Summer 2016: Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry In Botswana For The First Time
After two successful outings, Prince Harry extended an invitation to Meghan to visit Botswana, a country near and dear to his heart. At the time of their engagement interview, he said, “Together, under the stars, we set up camp. It was amazing that she came out to hang out with me for five days. That’s when we were truly alone, which was very important to me so that we could get to know one another.”
Harry later said that it was during this trip that he realised Meghan was his “soulmate.” During their documentary series, the couple discussed the trip in further detail, including how they had only met twice before to their escape to Botswana.
October 30, 2016: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Reported To Be Dating
Just before Halloween of 2016, news of Prince Harry and Meghan’s romance leaked. A friend of the royal family told PEOPLE that Harry and Meghan had been dating for “a couple of months.” They never confirmed their relationship publicly, but Meghan posted a number of images on her now-defunct Instagram that seemed to hint at it after she and Harry met.
According to PEOPLE’s sources, Meghan had already met then-Prince Charles and theirs was more than just a casual acquaintanceship. According to the source, “Harry is pretty serious about her and she is pretty serious about him.” A third party who knows the couple said, “It really works out well. I think they’re going to hit it off great because they share so many interests and values.”
November 8, 2016: Prince Harry Confirms He And Meghan Markle Are Dating
Prince Harry made the unusual decision of confirming his relationship with Meghan Markle to the public in a statement, ostensibly to shield her and her family from the paparazzi and unfavourable attention, but also to ensure their safety.
Early January 2017: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Travel To The Northern Lights
After celebrating the new year together, Prince Harry and Meghan rushed off to Norway to see the Northern Lights. It was their first trip together that was well known about at the time. Apparently, the couple enjoyed whale-watching, sunsets in the snow, and the stunning sights of the Aurora Borealis.
May 6, 2017: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Attend Their First Public Event Together
When Harry competed in a charity polo event on May 6, 2017, Meghan was there to cheer him on. Prince William’s Eton classmate and actor Eddie Redmayne both attended the game in support of Harry’s Sentebale foundation.
May 20, 2017: Meghan Markle Is Prince Harry’s Date To Pippa Middleton’s Wedding
Meghan and Prince Harry attended the exclusive evening event but skipped Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews. Approximately 90 minutes were spent in transit as Harry made his way to London to pick up Meghan following the morning ceremony. According to sources, this showed the seriousness of Harry’s and Meghan’s relationship.
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August 4, 2017: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Vacation In Africa For Her Birthday
A few days after Meghan’s 36th birthday in August 2017, Prince Harry whisked her away on a three-week trip to Africa, during which they tented out after their initial dates. The tour came to a close with a stay in the vicinity of the lovely Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, though little specifics are known because they were not permitted to take photographs and the workers at their hotels and safaris were purportedly sworn to secrecy. It was reported that “The visit was extremely confidential. There, at Livingstone, they slept at a stunning lodge.”
October 19, 2017: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Have Tea With The Queen
According to media accounts, Prince Harry and Meghan met the Queen for tea on October 19, 2017. They reportedly drove Meghan and Harry to the property in station waggons with their windows blacked off and the meeting lasted for nearly an hour.
December 1, 2017: Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry For First Royal Engagement Together
Meghan and Harry’s first official royal undertaking as a couple was a business engagement they attended shortly after their engagement. They went up to Nottingham, which is roughly 125 miles north of London, to meet with their adoring public. A curious bystander filmed himself asking Harry the question, “How does it feel to be a ginger with Meghan?” Harry responded with a chuckle and a “Isn’t it great?”
May 19, 2018: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Marry In A Royal Wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan sealed the marriage at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19, 2018, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The operatic “Eternal Source of the Light Divine” played as King Charles walked Meghan down the aisle. Later, when discussing the song, Meghan said “It was Harry’s idea, and I agree that it’s a lovely piece.
Listening to it takes me right back to the moment I was walking down the aisle. Honestly, it means the world to us, and I believe it to be a keepsake of the highest order.” When Meghan arrived at the altar to meet Harry, he was seen wiping away tears.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds hosted a reception for 600 guests at a local restaurant.
In a follow-up interview with Winfrey, Meghan shared “It was like having an out-of-body experience, but one in which I was very much a part, and I’ve given this a lot of consideration. Since I had a miraculous night of sleep the night before, that’s the best way I can put it.
I eventually opened my eyes and put on that album, “Going to the Chapel.” And we tried to keep it light and humorous and a celebration of our special day, but I think we both knew going in that it wasn’t our day. That’s the day everybody expected the world to end.”
Idris Elba played the tunes as the couple danced the night away, George Clooney poured drinks for guests, and Serena Williams played beer pong at the couple’s private evening wedding reception at Frogmore House. The speeches that Harry and Meghan reportedly gave to thank their guests for attending were described as both heartfelt and humorous.