The most adorable photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first year of marriage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married a year.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married a year.
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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate their first anniversary on May 19, 2019.
  • An estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to see the couple get married at St George’s Chapel a year ago.
  • Their first year of marriage has seen plenty of laughter, quite a bit of PDA, and the birth of their first child.
  • We’ve rounded up Harry and Meghan’s most adorable moments from their first year as a married couple.
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It’s been one year since an estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they married at St George’s Chapel.

Since May 19, 2019, we’ve been treated to photos showing plenty of laughter, quite a bit of PDA, some perfect pregnancy style, and some downright silly moments, too – not to mention adorable shots after they welcomed their first child to the world.

To mark their anniverary, the couple even shared some never-before-seen photos from their wedding to their Instagram page.

Read more: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared never-before-seen photos from their wedding day to mark their one-year anniversary

From welly-throwing contests in New Zealand to hilarious cooking demonstrations in Morocco, the duo have frequently shared snippets of their relationship with fans all over the world.

We’ve rounded up the most adorable photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first year as a married couple.


Harry and Meghan shared their first kiss as husband and wife on May 19, 2018.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delighted fans all over the world as they shared their first kiss as a married couple outside of St George’s Chapel.

It has become tradition at royal weddings for couples to save their first kiss for the public. According to Brides, kissing during the actual ceremony is frowned upon by the Church of England.


Just a month after their wedding, Meghan was seen laughing alongside Prince Harry and her new family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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The couple were joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge, Isla Phillips, Peter Phillips, Savannah Phillips, and Autumn Phillips during Trooping the Colour on June 9, 2018.


Harry was caught gazing lovingly at Markle at Royal Ascot in June…

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The duke and duchess were dressed to the nines as they attended day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018.


… and again on the Buckingham Palace balcony on July 10. The pair looked more loved up than ever as they attended a celebration to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

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Harry and Meghan packed on the PDA at Berkshire’s Polo Club later that month.

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Just two months after their wedding, Prince Harry and Markle were spotted displaying major PDA – and they didn’t care who was watching as they shared a passionate kiss at the Royal County of Berkshire’s Polo Club on July 26, 2018.


They were inseparable at an event in Westminster, London in September.

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This time it was during the “100 Days to Peace” concert at Central Hall Westminster on September 6, 2018.


The duke and duchess shared this adorable cuddle during an appearance at Loughborough University in London later that month.

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Prince Harry wrapped an arm around his wife as the pair attended the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University on September 24, 2018.

The newlyweds were all smiles as they met fans at the sporting awards ceremony.


The couple’s royal tour across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in October had lots of adorable moments. On October 15, they arrived arm-in-arm at Sydney International Airport ahead of the Invictus Games.

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Read more: 40 candid photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal tour


Markle held an umbrella for Prince Harry as he delivered a speech in Dubbo.

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Fans gushed as photos emerged of Markle sheltering Prince Harry from the rain as he delivered a speech at Victoria Park in Dubbo, Australia on October 17, 2018.

According to People, Dubbo’s Mayor Ben Shields offered the prince his umbrella, to which he replied: “It’s alright, I’ve got my wife.”

The couple were in the middle of their first royal tour together.


Meghan couldn’t keep her eyes off of Harry during their visit to Sydney’s Bondi Beach on October 20.

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While there, they met surfing community group OneWave, which encourages discussion around mental health issues.


They made us all swoon as they held hands during a day of public engagements in Fiji on October 22…

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… and again during a walkabout in Auckland on October 31.

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They showed their competitive sides as they took part in a welly-throwing contest later that day.

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During that same trip, Harry proved he was a gentleman by helping Markle step over some dirt.

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Even during a day of royal engagements, the couple looked happier than ever to be in each other’s company.

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Here, the duo display gifts presented to them during a visit to Pillars in New Zealand on October 30.

Read more: The royal family publishes lists of all of the gifts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry receive from the public, and some of them are pretty bizarre


The pair went uber-glamorous for the Endeavour Fund Awards in London on February 7, 2019.

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The duke and duchess showed off their parenting skills when they comforted a young fan during their Morocco tour later that month.

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The duchess – who announced her pregnancy in October – was pictured comforting a little girl, who appeared understandably nervous about meeting the royal on February 25.


Markle couldn’t contain the giggles as she and Harry took part in a cooking demonstration during their tour.

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Read more: 19 adorable photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal tour of Morocco


During that same trip, they shared a sweet moment at a stable in Rabat.

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Harry and Markle looked very in love during a surprise London appearance in March.

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The Duke of Sussex delivered a powerful speech to fans at WE Day on March 6, 2019 – but it was Markle’s surprise appearance at Wembley ‘s SSE Arena that made headlines.

Prince Harry told the crowd: “Now, I’m going to try and drag my wife on stage.”

The pair looked more adorable than ever as they stared into each other’s eyes in front of 12,000 young fans.


They proved what a stylish couple they are during a visit to Canada House for Commonwealth Day later that month.

Read more: Meghan Markle stepped out in a glitzy green Erdem coatdress on Commonwealth Day in a nod to her Canadian roots


They dressed up again for a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

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Read more: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle coordinated in retro-style outfits and hats at the same event


Markle nailed pregnancy style as the couple attended the 50th Anniversary celebrations for Prince Charles’ investiture at Buckingham Palace in March.

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They shared a private moment during the event that seemed to amuse Markle.

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In April, the couple posted a magical never-before-seen photo from their trip to Fiji on their Instagram account.

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The photo – which Kensington Palace confirmed had never officially been released to the public before – was taken of the couple as they waved to fans from the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Harry and Markle created their Instagram account, @sussexroyal, in April. The account broke a Guinness World Record after reaching a million followers less than six hours after publishing their first post.

Read more: A guy from Sussex says his Instagram handle got taken away so Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could post from @sussexroyal instead of him


The couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Archie, on Monday, May 6. Two days later, they introduced their baby to the world by hosting a photo-call at Windsor Castle.

Read more: These are the first photos of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with the new royal baby


Life seems pretty good for the royal couple as they celebrate their first anniversary. As Markle told cameras at Windsor Castle on May 8: “It’s magic, it’s been pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m pretty happy.”

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Read more: Harry and Meghan’s royal baby photocall had one major difference to Will and Kate’s