Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan: The Royal Couple Who Captivated the World
It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were just two people living their lives in relative obscurity. But since their fairytale romance began, the couple has captivated the world with their love story and their commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Harry and Meghan, from their early days to their recent decision to step back from royal duties. We’ll explore their relationship, their charitable work, and their future plans.
The Early Days
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first met in July 2016, at a charity event for the Sentebale organization, which supports children affected by HIV in Africa. Despite the obvious differences in their backgrounds, the couple hit it off immediately, and their romance quickly blossomed.
At the time, Meghan was a successful actress, best known for her role on the hit TV show “Suits”. She was also a vocal advocate for women’s rights and other social issues, and had previously worked as a UN Women’s advocate.
Prince Harry, on the other hand, was a member of the British royal family, and the younger son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. He was known for his charity work and his military service, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
The couple’s relationship faced some initial challenges, due to the scrutiny that comes with being a royal. In November 2016, they released a statement addressing the media attention they had received, and expressing their commitment to each other.
“We are two people who are really happy and in love,” the statement read. “We want to spend the rest of our lives together, and we will do everything we can to make that happen.”
The Engagement and Wedding
In November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, and the world eagerly awaited the royal wedding. The couple chose to marry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, on May 19, 2018.
The wedding was a truly fairytale affair, with Meghan looking stunning in a Givenchy gown and a 16-foot veil. The ceremony was attended by more than 600 guests, including many members of the royal family and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney.
The couple exchanged vows that they had written themselves, and the ceremony was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony was watched by millions of people around the world, and the couple’s reception was held at Frogmore House, on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Canada, and returned to their newly renovated home at Kensington Palace.
Philanthropic Work and Public Appearances
Since their wedding, Harry and Meghan have been busy with their royal duties, making appearances at various events and supporting various charities.
The couple has been particularly vocal about their commitment to mental health, and in 2018 they launched the “Heads Together” campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. They have also supported organizations such as Sentebale and the Invictus Games Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and women.
In addition to their charity work, Harry and Meghan have made numerous public appearances, including the Trooping the Colour ceremony, the Royal Ascot, and the Wimbledon tennis tournament. They have also traveled internationally, including a tour of Australia and New Zealand, and a visit to South Africa.
The Couple’s Future Plans
In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step back from their royal duties, and to become “financially independent”. This decision sparked much speculation and debate, with some critics accusing the couple of being ungrateful and selfish.
In a statement released on their website, Harry and Meghan explained that their decision was motivated by their desire for a more private and peaceful life, and to focus on their charitable work. They also mentioned the challenges of being in the public eye, and the negative effects that it can have on one’s mental health.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the statement read. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”
The couple has since moved to Canada, where they are currently living with their son, Archie. They have also launched a new charitable organization, called Archewell, which will focus on issues such as gender equality and mental health.
In conclusion, Harry and Meghan have captured the hearts of people around the world with their love story and their commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Despite the challenges and criticism they have faced, they have remained determined to live their lives on their own terms, and to focus on their charitable work. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this dynamic and inspiring couple.