Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos

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One year down! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 19.

The couple tied the knot in front of 600 guests — and millions of viewers watching at home — at Windsor Castle in England on May 19, 2018. Meghan stunned in a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy long-sleeve wedding dress at the ceremony, while and Harry rocked his military uniform.

After a lunch reception held by Queen Elizabeth II, the newlyweds commemorated their marriage with 200 of their closest family and friends during their nighttime reception at Frogmore House.

In the following months, Harry and Meghan returned to work and embarked on several royal tours as a married couple.

In October 2018, the palace confirmed that the twosome were expecting their first child together. For the next 16 days, Harry and Meghan visited Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand as part of their tour Down Under — and the royal baby bump watch commenced.

While their first year of marriage wasn’t completely drama free — Meghan’s father continued to bash his daughter’s in-laws and rumors of royal feuds ran wild — it ended on a high note: baby Archie was born!

Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child together on May 6, 2019. Two days later, the duchess gushed about motherhood to the press during their son’s public debut inside Windsor Castle.

“He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm,” she said. “He’s been the dream, so it’s been a special couple of days. … I have the two best guys in the world.”

Scroll through to visit Harry and Meghan’s first year of marriage in photos:

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
May 2018

Harry and Meghan exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England on May 19, 2018.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
June 2018

The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first post-honeymoon appearance at London’s Trooping the Colour in June 2018. A source told Us at the time that Meghan was “happy” the wedding was over. “She’s really enjoying her new life,” the source said. “It’s been very busy the last couple of months … but she’s happy to finally be back in a routine and have the wedding be over.” 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
July 2018

The newlyweds took their first international trip as a married couple to Ireland in July 2018.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
August 2018

While Harry and Meghan put on a brave face during their public appearances, the former Suits star’s father, Thomas Markle, continued to slam the royal family months after the wedding. “They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family,” the former TV lighting director told The Sun in August 2018. “If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors. They need to speak up!”

 

A source told Us at the time that Meghan was “still anxious” about her estranged father: “She’s worrying about when it will stop, or if it even will.” 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
September 2018

Four months after Harry and Meghan wed, pregnancy rumors began! The former actress sparked speculation by wearing a dress with belly-hiding ruffles at the 100 Days to Peace Gala in London and by donning a coat to Princess Eugenie’s wedding that same month.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
October 2018

Hours after the pair touched down in Australia for their first international tour together, Kensington Palace announced on October 15, 2018 that Meghan was pregnant. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the statement read. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.” 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
November 2018

The palace confirmed in November 2018 that the parents-to-be were moving from their current residence at Nottingham Cottage in London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England. “There are 10 bedrooms, and the cottage does need some updating and renovations,” an insider told Us at the time about their new home. “It’s much bigger than Nottingham cottage, which only had two bedrooms and was very tight.” 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
December 2018

After news broke that Harry and Meghan were set to move, reports surfaced that the twosome were feuding with Prince William and Duchess Kate, who reside in London. The family put up a united front at Christmas mass in December 2018 before spending the holiday at the palace with Queen Elizabeth II. An insider also told Us at the time that Meghan and Kate worked through any of their issues over the holidays.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
January 2019

Meghan’s baby bump popped in the new year! The duke and duchess turned heads when they stepped out for Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show at Royal Albert Hall in London in January 2019. 

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
February 2019

Following the duo’s royal tour in Morocco, Meghan made an unannounced visit to New York City for her baby shower. Amal Clooney, Gayle King, Abigail Spencer, Jessica Mulroney and Lindsay Roth all attended the elegant affair at the Mark Hotel.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
March 2019

Harry and Meghan joined William, Kate, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla for a Commonwealth Day 2019 interfaith service at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, March 11. Days later, the palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially split royal households from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
April 2019

The couple made history in April 2019 by launching their own Instagram account. “Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues,” the royal couple captioned their first post read. “We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal – Harry & Meghan.”

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's 1st Year of Marriage in Photos
May 2019

Meghan gave birth at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster on May 6, 2019.

 

Two days later, they made their first joint appearance as parents and announced their son’s name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor! 

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