The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become parents to a baby boy, adding a new member to the royal family. The couple has named the baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Here is the timeline of their relationship right from when they started dating to the birth of their first son.
Prince Harry and Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle meet for the very first time in London when they are introduced by a mutual friend.
8 November 2016
Kensington Palace releases a statement confirming that Prince Harry has been dating Meghan Markle. statement condemned the “wave of harassment and abuse” Markle had been subjected to.
28 November 2017
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially announce that they are engaged to be married.
15 December 2017
Kensington Palace confirms the couple have decided to wed in Windsor on 19 May the following year
19 May 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married in front of 600 guests St George’s Chapel and become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
15 October 2018
Kensington Palace announces the duchess’s pregnancy, adding that she is due to give birth in Spring 2019.
6 May 2019
Meghan gives birth to a boy, who becomes seventh in line to the throne.