First couple months of dating
News broke last Fall that Prince Harry was dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, and just over a year later, the couple announced their engagement!
Much has been made of their relationship (and now engagement); we've learned when and where they met and how often they spent time together, and we also got word when Meghan was introduced to Harry's dad, Prince Charles, his brother, Prince William, and his sister-in-law Kate Middleton, and even Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Us Weekly reports that they "got on fabulously," and that "William is very happy for his brother." Around that same time, the magazine revealed Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about," and in January 2017, it was reported that Meghan and Kate finally came face to face. An insider revealed that the meeting "went well," adding, "Meghan's so happy she's getting to know more of Harry's nearest and dearest." Meghan bought the duchess a leather-bound Smythson notebook, as her birthday was the day before.
In August 2017, Harry's cousin-in-law Mike Tindall gave an interview about the couple's relationship, saying that despite the "nerve-racking" experience of dating a royal, Meghan "has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life, so I'm sure she will get through it.
During breaks in her Suits filming schedule, Meghan made the journey to London for stays at Harry's Nottingham Cottage home (where they will now live as an engaged couple).
In early December 2016, Harry wrapped up his 14-day tour of the Caribbean, but instead of heading home to Britain with his staff, the 33-year-old made a secret detour to Canada to visit Meghan.
In early August, Meghan celebrated her 36th birthday with Harry in London.
Meghan and Harry went on a few dates at the Soho House in London with a group of friends.
Apparently they met when Meghan visited the family's Balmoral estate for a shooting party as part of Harry's 32nd birthday back in September 2016.
She must have gotten the seal of approval, because that November, Harry introduced Meghan to brother Prince William.
The prince alludes to "nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of the papers," along with incessant harassment of Meghan, her family, friends, and even her ex-boyfriends. "It is her life and his." A source close to the prince revealed late last year that Harry had wedding bells on the brain.
"It wouldn't surprise me if he's already thinking about an engagement just because that's where his head goes, but that's not where the relationship is at right now," they told E! The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard.
Meghan reportedly stayed in London during the church service, after which Harry picked her up and brought her to the reception at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.