Harry and Meghan: Hollywood Royals
Harry and Meghan: Hollywood Royals
First public outing
Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance as a couple in 2017, when the Prince took Meghan to a tennis match at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Wearing a ring with diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection, Meghan appeared next to Harry at Kensington Palace as the couple announced their engagement to the world in November, 2017.
The couple tied the knot in a star-studded and multicultural ceremony at Windsor Castle in May, 2018.
First outing as a married couple
Shortly after their wedding, Harry and Meghan made their first official appearance as a married couple at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace.
Pregnancy announced while Down Under
The Duke and Duchess announced they were expecting their first child just hours after they touched down in Sydney for the Invictus Games.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
A baby is born
Prince Harry fronted the media to reveal Meghan had given birth to a healthy baby boy on 6 May 2019, and said they were both “absolutely thrilled”.
Archie introduced to the world
Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made his first public appearance at Windsor Castle two days after he was born.
Baby Archie was christened exactly two months after he was born.
First family Royal tour
Baby Archie made a surprise public appearance during his parents’ tour of Africa in September last year, meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Another memorable moment from the tour was when Harry followed in his mother’s footsteps at a de-mining site, to raise awareness of the danger and prevalence of landmines.
An hour-long documentary of Harry and Meghan’s African tour was released, in which the Prince revealed he and his brother William were on “different paths”, and Meghan discussed the difficulty of public scrutiny.
World Exclusive; Meghan tells me of the intense pressures of a life in the spotlight and the toll it has taken on her behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/tpmeomj5UV
— tom bradby (@tombradby) October 18, 2019
Their shock announcement
The Duke and Duchess shocked the world with their announcement that they planned to step back as senior members of the Royal Family. The pair reportedly had not informed the Queen of their plans to make the announcement, leading to an emergency meeting held between members of the Royal Family over how to manage the transition.
2020 – A year full of new possibilities
To mark the end of 2019, the couple shared a video on their @SussexRoyal Instagram page featuring highlights from their year. Snippets included their first family royal tour to Africa, Archie’s Christening and Harry and Meghan’s work with various charities.
The post caption read, “Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.”
Harry and Meghan returned to the UK from North America for their final round of royal duties in early March. They included a last official outing for the “Fab Four”, with the Sussexes and the Cambridges attending the Commonwealth Day service together at Westminster Abbey.
The Big Hollywood Move
Harry and Meghan moved to Los Angeles with their son Archie at the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak. The couple moved from Canada where they had been staying after they left England once they stepped down as Senior members of the Royal family.
Harry and Meghan reveal details of their new charitable foundation
According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, the couple is launching a new charitable organisation to be named Archewell.
The name includes the Greek word Arche, meaning ‘source of action’, which Harry and Meghan have revealed was the inspiration behind naming their son Archie.
According to the Telegraph, more details about the organisation will be released “when the time is right”, with an announcement being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be,” Harry and Meghan said in a statement to the newspaper.
Meghan takes legal action
The Duchess is suing The Mail on Sunday for alleged invasion of privacy, breach of copyright and misuse of personal data, over the publication of a letter she wrote to her father in 2018.
Meghan claims the letter was edited by the tabloid to portray her “negatively”.
The Mail on Sunday’s parent company Associated Newspapers denies the allegations, particularly the claim that the letter was edited to change its meaning.
Paperwork filed by Meghan’s legal team says the Duchess is prepared to reveal details of royal public funding in order to dispute The Mail on Sunday’s description of her “immense wealth and privilege”.
Happy First Birthday, Archie!
Harry and Meghan shared a video of birthday boy Archie to celebrate his first birthday. In the cute video, Meghan reads him children’s book Duck! Rabbit! as he squeals with delight. The video was shared on the Save the Children UK Instagram page as part of a celebrity-backed fundraising campaign launched in the US by Hollywood star Jennifer Garner, who is friends with Meghan.