Meghan (née Markle), Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are the modern day fairytale we deserve.
From the first whispers of a possible romance between the former Suits actress and former bad-boy of Kensington Palace, to a wedding straight out of a Disney cartoon, the royal power couple has captured hearts across the globe. After all, don’t all little girls daydream of being set up on a blind date with a real-life prince?
But it’s not all unicorns and rainbows all the time for Meghan and Harry. The newlyweds have weathered so many storms and media scandals it’s easy to forget they’ve only been together for a short period of time. Through it all, Meghan has been the picture of grace and poise. And Harry has pushed back against every royal protocol set in stone to defend and support his new wife. Perhaps that’s the true fairytale in Meghan and Harry’s relationship.
Ahead, the timeline of a love that redefined a stale monarchy, upended centuries of tradition and made us all believe in true love.
Additional reporting by Allie Gemmill.