A royal romance: Harry and Meghan in pictures
A look at the relationship between the royal couple, which started in Canada
Harry and Meghan's relationship started in Canada, and the Queen confirmed Monday that that is where they will be returning, at least temporarily, as part of their plan to step back from their roles in the Royal Family.
We look back at their relationship in pictures.
After spending the Christmas holidays in Vancouver, Harry and Meghan visited Canada House in London to offer thanks for the hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada. Here, the royal couple are joined by Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom after the Jan. 7, 2020 visit.
The royal couple have indictated they will 'work to become financially independent' as part of a surprise announcement saying they wish 'to step back' as senior members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to say exactly where they intend to spend their time, but they've given strong indications that it will be in Canada.
While Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle had been photographed together and acknowledged their relationship, they first appeared together at an official event in Toronto during the Invictus Games on Sept. 25, 2017.
Harry and Meghan pose at Kensington Palace in London on Nov. 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Later, it was revealed that their wedding would take place at noon on May 19, 2018, in St. George's Chapel, the church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has long been a backdrop of choice for royal occasions.
Fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski photographed Harry and Meghan for their engagement in December 2017. Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, famed for his photos of Harry's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, took the pictures at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle.
Harry and Meghan were wed in Windsor on May 19, 2018. Queen Elizabeth gave them the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Acting as royal dignitaries seems to come easily to the royal couple. Here, Harry and Meghan visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London on July 17, 2018.
Harry and Meghan arrived in Sydney for a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific, on Oct. 16, 2018, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple are expecting their first child. The pregnant Duchess of Sussex had her schedule cut back during their first major royal tour, which included more than 70 engagements in four countries.
Meghan, presents Angela Midgley with a baby's moses basket as she officially opens a citizens' supermarket and community cafe during her visit to Birkenhead, England, on Jan. 14.
Harry and Meghan's new Instagram account broke the Guinness World Record for fastest to reach one million followers when they made their foray onto the social media platform in April.
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Meghan and Harry add bouquets of flowers at the New Zealand High Commission in London following the mass shooting attacks in Christchurch on March 15. The occasion marked the most recent public appearance by the couple prior to the birth of their first child.
In speaking to the media at Windsor Castle following the birth of his son on May 6, 2019, Harry said he's ecstatic about the birth. Here, Harry and Meghan pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019.
Baby Archie captures Archbiship Desmond Tutu's attention while his wife Leah watches, as Harry and Meghan make an official visit to the Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town on Sept. 25, 2019.
The royal couple's recent duties include attending the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 7, 2019 in London. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty Images)