Harry & Meghan
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From Anmer Hall to Zambia: the ultimate guide to their ravishing royal romance
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Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, are writing their own royal rules.
As the wedding planning kicks into gear, Palace staffers have been consistently impressed by Meghan. “She’s smart and well-liked,” says one. And Harry? He is “cock-a-hoop,” says a friend. (Translation: deliriously happy.) Here’s a dive into their one-of-a-kind love story.
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Anmer Hall
The 10-bedroom country home of Prince William and Princess Kate in rural Norfolk, where Harry and Meghan stayed at Christmas.
Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth entertained the pair at her annual pre-Christmas lunch — Meghan’s first meeting with the larger royal family.
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Charlotte
The 2-year-old princess served as a flower girl in her aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding last May (right) and will likely repeat the role on Uncle Harry’s big day. She also has a big upcoming milestone of her own: She starts preschool in early January.
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Doria Ragland
“Her mum’s amazing,” Harry told the BBC, of Meghan’s yoga-instructor mom.
Edward VIII
The last royal to marry a divorced American, he was forced to abdicate the throne.
Frogmore House
The magnificent backdrop for the couple’s engagement portraits.
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George
Harry’s 4-year-old nephew is also their neighbor at Kensington Palace, along with William, Kate and Charlotte. Harry is close with the kids, who will play a part when he walks down the aisle. Says a Palace spokesman: “A wedding is a family event. You can expect family involvement.”
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Harry!
“I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly,” he said in November. “It was sort of confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned.”
Invictus Games
The pair took their love public for the first time in Toronto in September at Harry’s annual competition for wounded warriors.
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Jessica Mulroney
Meghan’s close friend and a Toronto bridal stylist, who has been advising on engagement looks.
Kate
Meghan’s soon-to-be sister-in-law also hails from a nonroyal background.
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Los Angeles
Meghan’s hometown, where she got her start in school plays.
May 19
Their Wedding Date
Nottingham
The name of their 1,400-sq.-ft. cottage at Kensington Palace and the city of their first royal work day on Dec. 1.
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One Young World
One of Meghan’s key charities in recent years. With Harry, she will focus on youth activism across the Commonwealth.
Princess
Meghan will officially be known as HRH Princess Henry of Wales. She is also likely to pick up a duchess title.
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Queen
Elizabeth
“She’s an incredible woman,” Meghan said of the monarch, who has softened royal protocol at 91.
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Rescue Dogs
Meghan’s pups Guy and Bogart. Guy moved to the U.K., while Bogart was re-homed with a pal.
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Sandringham House
Meghan lunched here with the Queen and the rest of the royal family on Christmas.
Toronto
The couple spent many quiet weekends in the Canadian city while Meghan was filming her USA drama Suits.
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Under the radar
The pair began dating in July 2016 and kept it a secret until October 2017.
Violet von Westenholtz
An upper-crust friend of Harry’s who is reported to be their matchmaker.
Windsor Castle
Where they will wed in St. George’s Chapel.
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…marks
the spot
in Nottingham Cottage where Harry went down on one knee. “I could barely let you finish proposing!” Meghan later revealed.
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Yoga
A passion for Meghan—and Harry soon? (He has already stepped up his gym routine.)
Zambia
One of the countries the couple have visited in Africa, which Harry has called his favorite place on earth.
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“The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received”
— KENSINGTON PALACE
SPOKESMAN
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