16th January 2020

In_pictures In Pictures: Harry and Meghan’s life together

In_pictures In Pictures: Harry and Meghan’s life together

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are to “step back” as senior members of the Royal Family.

Prince Harry and Meghan say they will now divide their time between the UK and North America and aim to become “financially independent”.

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In 2016, Kensington Palace released a statement confirming Harry had been dating US actress Meghan Markle “for a few months”. They were pictured in public for the first time in Toronto, attending a wheelchair tennis match during the 2017 Invictus Games.

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They announced their engagement a few weeks after being first pictured together. Meghan told BBC News that Harry’s proposal was “just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic”.

in_pictures The couple take part in their first joint engagement with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a Royal Foundation forum. Meghan shows her support for the £MeToo and Time's Up Campaigns during an on-stage Q&A.Image copyright
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In February 2018 the couple took part in their first joint engagement with Prince Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. As Meghan joined their Royal Foundation charity, Harry joked the foursome were now “stuck together”.

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in_pictures Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and the Duchess of Sussex in the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession after getting marriedImage copyright
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The couple were married at Windsor Castle, on 19 May 2018, with 1,200 public invitations to the grounds of the castle. They travelled through the town in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Up to 100,000 well-wishers lined the route as the duke and duchess travelled through Windsor.

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in_pictures Prince Harry places the wedding ring on the finger of Meghan Markle in St George's ChapelImage copyright
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The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel.

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The couple kissed on the steps of St George’s Chapel.

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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family attended the wedding.

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in_pictures Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau along the Long Walk after their wedding in St George's ChapelImage copyright
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The newlywed couple held hands after the ceremony.

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In June 2018, the Queen and the duchess were seen at their first royal engagement together, as they officially opened the Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre.

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That autumn, Kensington Palace revealed the duchess was pregnant and the couple’s baby was due in the Spring. Shortly after the announcement, they embarked on their first official overseas tour, visiting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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On one of their engagements, the couple posed with OneWave, a local surfing community group that raises awareness of mental health and wellbeing, at Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia

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On 6 May, 2019, Meghan gave birth to a boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who became seventh in line to the throne. Harry told reporters: “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine”.

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In June 2019, the couple announced they were splitting from the charity they shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to set up their own foundation.

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Last autumn, Archie travelled with the couple to southern Africa on their first royal tour as a family and was a big hit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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An image of a beaming Prince Harry holding his son while on an extended stay in Canada was released by the couple as part of an Instagram compilation summing up their year.

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Following their trip, the couple were pictured in January on a visit to Canada House.

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