In Nov. 2016, Prince Harry released a statement confirming his relationship with Meghan, while also publicly defending the Suits actress against a "wave of abuse and harassment."
Following the couple's May 2018 wedding, Meghan became the first American (since 1937) to marry into the British royal family.
For their wedding, Meghan and Harry decided to make a few changes. While many royal couples tend to wed on a weekday, Harry and Meghan tied the knot on a Saturday. The guest list also made history! With stars like Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and George Clooney in attendance at the ceremony. The couple also invited 2,640 members of the public to the nuptials.
Amid their royal household split, Meghan and Harry launched their @SussexRoyal Instagram account in April 2019, breaking away from the Kensington Palace social channels.
According to reports, Meghan and Harry are the first royal couple to hire an all-female staff in senior positions.
In May 2019, Meghan and Harry announced the birth of their son Archie by sharing a post on Instagram. According to Hello, the couple's Instagram post received over 1 million "likes" in under an hour. The birth post now has close to 3 million "likes," which is believe to be the most received by any royal account.
In Oct. 2019, Prince Harry took a stand against the British press, blasting them for bullying his wife. It was also confirmed at the time that legal action is being taken over the publishing of a private letter written by Meghan. Days later, it was revealed that Harry is suing two more British tabloids over phone hacking claims.
Meghan and Harry announce their decision to step back from royal duties and split time between the United Kingdom and North America. The move comes 84 years after Edward VIII announced his decision to abdicate the throne in order to marry American Wallis Simpson.