Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Unreleased Wedding Photo to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Their Engagement Announcement
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a previously unseen photo from their wedding day as they celebrated the second anniversary of their historic engagement announcement. The royal couple also shared snapshots from other milestone moments in their life.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating love and made sure to include their nearly ten million followers in the joyous narrative.
November 27 made it two years since Harry and Meghan announced their engagement, and they commemorated the day with three photos posted to their official Instagram account.
More recently, Harry and Meghan shared another endearing moniker they have for their son, this time Halloween-themed
One of the images was a never-before-seen snap from their wedding day. The candid black-and-white pic captured Meghan laughing and leaning forward as she held on to Harry, who was looking away from the camera.
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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries 🇿🇦🇧🇼🇦🇴🇲🇼 • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham - Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert
The duke and duchess also posted photos from their official engagement shoot and another of the couple cradling their son, Archie, as they introduced him to the world for the first time at Windsor Castle. The caption accompanying Meghan and Harry's post partly read:
"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."
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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
FIRST COMES MARRIAGE
Harry and Meghan announced their engagement to the world in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, one of the places reportedly favored by the prince's late mother, Princess Diana.
On May 19, 2018, the lovebirds tied the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor. Guests at the ceremony included British royals and Hollywood colleagues of the bride who was a star actress on the American TV series "Suits."
BABY ON BOARD
On May 6, 2019, Meghan and Harry’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, made his grand entrance into the world at 5:26 am, according to a framed Buckingham Palace notice.
"The Queen and the Royal Family are delighted at the news that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 05.26 am today," the notice stated, via the Independent. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Harry also shared the news of Archie’s birth with reporters, saying:
"Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there."
In September, Meghan, Harry, and Archie took on their first official tour as a family with a trip to Africa. There, the doting mom revealed their son's face for the first time, and was also heard referring to Archie with the cute nickname "Bubba."
More recently, Harry and Meghan shared another endearing moniker they have for their son, this time Halloween-themed. In an Instagram post marking the scary holiday, the couple referred to Archie as "our little pumpkin."
No doubt, Harry and Meghan have come a long way since that day in November when they announced their engagement, and despite continually facing critics, here’s hoping their love continues to wax stronger.