“Is he even cute?”: how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met and where their dates took place


Harry is a member of the British royal family. The prince's grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Harry's parents are Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who died tragically in 1997.

Prince Charles of Wales is now first in line to the royal throne. After Diana's death, he married Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.

Harry's brother is Prince William (married to Kate Middleton).

Personal life

For a long time, Prince Harry had a relationship with Chelsy Davy (2004-2010). Harry and Chelsea have known each other since childhood. They came together and separated several times. The girl was even invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. However, having seen firsthand how everything happens in the royal family, Chelsea said that such a life was not for her. The final breakup occurred in 2010, when Chelsea left Britain and went to Africa.

Prince Harry also dated model and actress Cressida Bonas for several months. Subsequently, she even attended his wedding to Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry's wife in 2021 was former American model and actress Meghan Markle. At first, the couple hid their relationship. They were subsequently officially announced at Kensington Palace. However, back in 2021, the media repeatedly published information that Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain did not allow Prince Harry to start a family with Meghan Markle.

The couple announced their engagement at the end of November 2021. Prince Harry presented Meghan Markle with a diamond ring, two of which belonged to the collection of the prince's mother, Princess Diana. Harry designed the ring himself. At the same time, the prince's future wife ended her acting career.

Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The news of the relationship between the American actress and the British prince came as a shock to many, especially in the UK. There were several reasons for this: the girl’s origin (she is an American from a simple family), Megan’s profession (acting and modeling careers did not inspire confidence among many), mistakes in observing etiquette, and the like.

Against all odds, the wedding took place on May 19, 2021 in Windsor, at St. George's Chapel. Before the wedding, Prince Harry's future wife had to be baptized again and undergo a confirmation ceremony, as required by the Anglican Church.

The wedding was attended by members of the royal family, as well as ordinary citizens and celebrities, including David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hardy, George Clooney and others.

Prince Harry refused to sign a prenuptial agreement with Meghan Markle, as he was required to do. He announced that he believed in their marriage, that it would last.

The royal family covered all wedding expenses. The celebrations cost £32 million. The ceremony became one of the most expensive in history. By the way, the wedding of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana cost 84 million. And Harry's brother Prince William married Kate Middleton, spending 20 million pounds.

Prince Harry's wedding dress cost £8,000, while Meghan's dress cost £300,000.


Prince Harry has a son, Archie (full name Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor) with Meghan Markle. The boy was born on May 6, 2019 and became the seventh contender to the British throne. Archie, under British law, will not have the title of prince, but Elizabeth II can grant him the title privately.

In 2021, it became known that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their second child, a daughter.

Meghan Markle also reported that she suffered a miscarriage after Archie was born.

Prince Harry of Wales: The Early Life of a British Prince

Prince Harry is the partial name of Elizabeth II's grandson. Prince Henry's full name is Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor. Harry was born on September 15, 1984 in London. Instead of receiving an education on his own, as is customary for children of the royal family, the mother of Charles of Wales sent the boy to a regular London school.

Harry has an older brother, Prince William. The brother is second in line to the throne, although he is only two years older than his brother. William also received his education along with ordinary children.

The boy's father is Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and the main heir to the British throne. Harry and William's mother is Princess Diana. In 1997, on August 31, Princess Diana was involved in a terrible car accident in Paris. As a result, she died from her injuries. Then the young prince was two weeks away from his 13th birthday. This event undermined the unformed character of the young prince.


Prince Harry did not receive his education in isolation from other children, as his mother Princess Diana insisted on. Harry attended Wetherby and Ludgrove schools.

In 2003 he graduated from Eton College. Received a negative grade in geography. As a teenager, Harry had a reputation for being difficult. He was fond of rugby, but stopped playing due to numerous injuries. Prince Harry is the patron of the England Rugby Union.

He also studied at the Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst). After completing a long course (44 weeks), in 2006, Prince Harry was enlisted in the Blues and Royals regiment of the House Cavalry.


After graduating from Eton College, Prince Harry filmed a documentary in Africa about the lives of Lesotho orphans. In addition, he contributed to the creation of a charitable organization to help orphans, Sentebale.

Military service and ranks

In 2007, Prince Harry was sent to military service in Iraq, but the decision soon changed. The young man went to Afghanistan to serve as an aviation gunner (2007-2008).

During 2012-2013, Prince Harry was on a business trip to Camp Bastion, also in Afghanistan. Took part in combat operations. Then representatives of the Taliban stated that they would eliminate the prince by any means. Subsequently, foreign tabloids wrote that Prince Harry destroyed one of the leaders of the Taliban movement while flying an Apache helicopter.

The representative of the royal family has several military awards. He is a cornet and subsequently a lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards, a captain in the Army Air Corps and a captain general in the Royal Marines.

In 2021, Prince Harry received three new ranks: captain 3rd rank in the Royal Navy, major in the Royal Air Force, and major in the British Army.

After the wedding, Prince Harry also received the non-military title of Duke of Sussex (his wife Meghan Markle is the Duchess of Sussex, respectively).


Prince Harry tried himself as a broker. In 2011, he took part in a charity auction, concluding a large-scale deal between European partners and Barclays Bank. The deal was so large-scale that Prince Harry set a world record with it. By the way, his relatives from the royal family were also involved in brokerage: his brother William and his father Charles.

Prince Harry resigns

After marrying Meghan Markle in 2021, the couple said they planned to step down as senior members of the family. Prince Harry and his wife were stripped of the title of His and Her Royal Majesty, but they retained the titles of Dukes. In addition, Harry lost honorary military titles.

Spouses strive for financial independence and want to provide for themselves. After resigning, the state treasury will no longer finance the family.

In the summer of 2021, the Dukes of Sussex bought a house in Santa Barbara, they left the UK and live in the USA.

The final confirmation from Buckingham Palace that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer serving as members of the Royal Family came in February 2021.

What does Prince Harry do after resigning?

In 2021, Prince Harry found a job in Silicon Valley. He landed a leadership position at coaching and mental health startup BetterUp.

In addition, the Dukes of Sussex received an offer from Netflix. The producer of films and TV series is going to involve the spouses in his projects, as well as launch a children's show related to them. The issue price is 150 million dollars.

Prince Harry joined the Aspen Institute's commission on countering disinformation in March 2021.

Compromising evidence

Prince Harry and his star wife have repeatedly gotten into scandals. However, there were conflicts even before meeting Meghan Markle.

Children's and youth's antics

As a child, Prince Harry had a reputation as a “crazy child.” He was not always able to study well. And in 2005, when Harry was already 21 years old, he took part in a costume party, wearing an outfit with a swastika on the sleeve. For such an act, the prince had to formally apologize.

The appearance of the prince in such an image angered not only members of his family. The young man's father, Prince Charles, promised to send his son to the Auschwitz memorial, and also to punish his son with menial labor on a pig farm.

Subsequently, Prince Harry more than once ended up in the newspapers for his antics. In Vegas, he was photographed without clothes while he was pestering some girl at a party. Harry commented on his behavior, noting that he had let his family down by behaving not like a prince, but like a military man.

Numerous lawsuits

The spouses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have repeatedly sued various reporters, agencies and tabloids. Most often, the claims related to violation of the right to confidentiality.

The Dukes of Sussex are suing reporters who photographed their son Archie. Meghan and Harry are convinced that this was done using drones right in their yard.

The couple also sued the Mail on Sunday tabloid, which published a private letter from Markle addressed to her father. According to Prince Harry, the tabloid removed some phrases from the letter, deliberately changing the content.

Scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey

In the spring of 2021, the famous couple gave an interview to showwoman Oprah Winfrey. According to the media, it contained many hints and accusations towards the royal family. It is believed that with this interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared war on the crown.

So, the couple hinted at racism in the royal family. Megan said her family worried during her first pregnancy about how dark her son's skin would be.

In addition, in an interview, the couple spoke about the pressure on Meghan Markle in the royal family. The former actress even thought about suicide.

Personal life

Prince Harry's women are a separate topic that the media loved to discuss. And Harry himself regularly gave new reasons. His personal life has always given many reasons for gossip and gossip. He had many short-lived affairs and rocky relationships, but a few women stood out among his amorous conquests.

Prince Harry and Chelsea Devi

Chelsy Devi became Harry's friend from school. After a long separation, the grown-up children met again on another continent - in Africa, where they fell in love, they spent a lot of time together. As they grew older, the couple either announced the strength of the union and the seriousness of their intentions, then unexpectedly separated after a stormy showdown. In total, over the course of 6 years of relationship, the young people broke up three times. The final nail in the coffin for their relationship was the wedding of Harry's older brother and his fiancee Kate Middleton.

William and Kate's wedding

It was a real royal ceremony, which was watched all over the world, so the entire process and actions of the participants were clearly calculated and distributed in minutes. Chelsea could not withstand such intense pressure, although she held herself with dignity. After the wedding, she admitted that she was not ready to live her whole life under such close attention, so she fled from England to Africa to live with her father and broke off her relationship with Harry.

Prince Harry and Emma Watson

Poor Harry had no choice but to accept the girl’s decision - he himself could not follow her to the other side of the world, abandoning the responsibility and obligations imposed on him by his origin.

After Chelsea, the prince had a long downtime on the love front; he could not find a worthy chosen one. He had models, aristocrats, and singers. At one point he fell in love - the famous actress Emma Watson became the object of his adoration. The girl was flattered by the attention shown by the prince, but their fleeting romance did not lead to anything serious.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

In 2021, Harry begins a relationship with American actress Meghan Markle, who stars in popular television series. They kept their budding relationship a secret for a long time; the romance became officially known only in the fall of 2021. At the end of the year, journalists finally captured the couple together - photos of Meghan and Harry walking hand in hand through central London spread all over the world.

According to representatives of the couple, they highly value the opportunity to lead their personal life in a private, almost secret manner, but they do not want to hide from the press and are not at all opposed to sometimes appearing together in public. Needless to say, the whole world is watching this royal romance.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

At the beginning of 2021, rumors appeared that things were very serious with the couple. It is quite possible that the dream of millions of girls will soon change their bachelor status and get married. Harry has already begun to introduce Meghan to family members, the first being his brother’s wife Kate - she is very close to Harry, and he often listens to her opinion. The Duchess liked Meghan and the meeting was cordial.

Of course, the most difficult thing for Markle is still ahead - Harry’s grandmother, the current Queen of Britain Elizabeth II, according to rumors, is not very happy with the choice of her youngest grandson. She still believes that for the sake of the crown, all heirs of the royal family should marry their own kind, and not according to the call of their hearts. But times are changing, and a new generation of British heirs to the throne are ready to do anything to marry for love.

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