Harry and Meghan: their royal life together in pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are “stepping back” as senior royals, only 20 months after their glittering wedding. Here is a look back on their time in the spotlight together.

Review of the Decade – Royal
The royal couple’s relationship was first put into the public eye at the Invictus Games in September, 2017. Appropriately this first public appearance together came in the country where they will be spending considerable time in the future, Canada, with the games held in Toronto (Danny Lawson/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Sussex statement
Two months later, the couple announced their engagement at Kensington Palace (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Every Mind Matters campaign
The ‘Fab Four’ – Harry, Meghan, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge campaigning for mental health awareness after Meghan had joined their Royal Foundation charity. Harry joked the quartet were now ‘stuck together’, but rockier times were ahead, with Harry later admitting his relationship with his big brother had come under pressure (Chris Jackson/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Sussex statement
The couple were married at St George’s Chapel in May, 2018 (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Royal tour of Fiji – Day Three
In the autumn of 2018, after it was announced Meghan was pregnant, the couple completed a tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal Year
A year after they were married, the happy couple presented son Archie to the world in May, 2019 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Commonwealth Day 2019
In June, 2019, Harry and Meghan had a parting of ways with William and Kate, announcing they were setting up their own foundation (Richard Pohle/PA)
Royal Year
Last September, the couple toured Africa, with Meghan and Archie seen here with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The tour ended with news the couple was taking legal action against three newspapers (Toby Melville/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit to Canada House
The Duke and Duchess took an extended private break in Canada over Christmas. They are seen here returning from that trip earlier this week, just a couple of days before their bombshell announcement (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
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