Meghan and Harry: a timeline of their relationship

Meghan and Harry. All photos by: Getty and Gallo Images
Meghan and Harry. All photos by: Getty and Gallo Images

Mid 2016

The pair met through friends and started a relationship.

30 October 2016

News breaks that Prince Harry is dating U.S. actress Meghan Markle.

8 November 2016

Harry attacks the media over "abuse and harassment" of his girlfriend. 

25 September 2017

They make their first public appearance at the Invictus Games.

27 November 2017 

Clarence House announces their engagement.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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19 May 2018

Meghan and Harry marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Meghan and Harry. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

15 October 2018

They travel to Australia on their first royal tour as a married couple.

Kensington Palace says the couple are having a baby early 2019.

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14 March 2019

The Sussexes split from the Kensignton Palace to form their own royal household. 

4 April 2019

The couple move into Frogmore Cottage following UK taxpayer-funded renovations.

6 May 2019

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is born.

Meghan and Harry. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

20 June 2019

The couple confirm they will start their own initiative, Sussex Royal.

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7 July 2019

Archie is christened at a private ceremony attended by close family.

28 July 2019

Meghan guest edits the September issue of the British Vogue.

Meghan se eerste verskyning in die openbaar nadat

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23 September 2019

Meghan and Harry take Archie on a two-week royal tour of South Africa.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of S

1 October 2019

Harry issues a statement criticising the press for its coverage of Meghan.

The couple take legal action over the publication of one of Meghan's private letters.

21 October 2019

Meghan reveals her struggles with royal life in an ITV documentary.

On the same programme, Harry reveals he and his brother are on "different paths".

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14 November 2019

The couple confirm they will not spend Christmas at Sandringham.

8 January 2020

The couple announce they will step back as senior members of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. (PHOTO: Getty/Gall


Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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