It’s hard to believe it was only two years ago that the world was celebrating the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The story had all the makings of a fairy tale. A handsome and charitable prince falling in love with a beautiful and charitable actress. That’s a Hallmark movie right there. The couple’s relationship bucked royal tradition, with Markle not only divorced and American, but also the first black woman to become part of the British monarchy. Now the couple are celebrating their engagement anniversary with a new set of pictures that are so…normal. We mean that in the best way.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated their engagement anniversary (it’s a thing, apparently) on social media, giving followers a quick recap of the highlights since Harry put a ring on it. “On this day, two years ago, 27th of November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news of their engagement, later becoming Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! They have since celebrated their wedding anniversary and welcomed their son, Archie, into the world.”
The new post includes a snap from the pair’s official engagement photoshoot, as well as a picture of the new parents looking lovingly at son Archie during his official introduction to the world, which happened a few days, not a few hours, after he was born. We continue to stan this tradition-breaking couple.
But the picture that is generating the most buzz is a never-before-seen snap from Harry and Meghan’s wedding day. With an international audience of 1.9 billion watching on TV, plus another 100,000 lining the streets outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and 600 guests inside, it’s difficult to believe there was any angle, shot, or moment that we haven’t seen from the couple’s big day. But there was.
The new image shared on the Duke and Duchess’ Instagram is a rare candid moment caught between the famous pair. Prince Harry is every groom who is tired of taking pictures after the first five minutes, while Meghan looks like a bride who just walked down the aisle in front of a billion people and can now relax and enjoy her big day. It’s a genuine moment of happiness and calm and it’s a refreshing picture to see of a pair who have endured constant scrutiny from the media since the early days of their courtship.
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On this day, two years ago: 27th of November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news of their engagement, later becoming Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! They have since celebrated their wedding anniversary and welcomed their son, Archie, into the world ❤️ • Photo © PA / Alexi Lubomirski / Chris Allerton © SussexRoyal
Since the pair began dating in 2016, Harry and Meghan have been relentlessly pursued by the press, with Markle especially being subjected to cruel and salacious headlines that reported untruths about the former Suits star. Markle’s family has sold unflattering stories to the press, while the media has also pitted the Duchess of Sussex against her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. In October, Harry and Meghan launched a landmark lawsuit against the Mail On Sunday for publishing stories that were designed to portray Markle in a negative light.
So yeah, we’re pretty happy to see a picture of the couple looking happy. Celebrate your engagement anniversary, you two. You deserve it!