Inside Meghan Markle’s Life as ‘Suits’ Star to Unhappy Senior Royal

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s relationship timeline

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Relationship Timeline: Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry. Pictured here is the royal couple after the announcement of their engagement.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

In July 2016, when Meghan first met Harry through a mutual friend, she was a hardworking Hollywood actor, best known for her work in the TV series Suits. Meghan and Harry started dating immediately after they met, and by the end of 2016, rumors about their alleged romance had started to leak to the press. The two dated for a little more than a year before announcing their engagement in November 2017.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex—formerly known as Meghan Markle before marrying into the royal family—is carving out a whole new life for herself and her family in California, following her highly-publicized exit from the royal family in early 2020. Meghan has been staying busy, welcoming a brand-new baby girl as well as adding the title of bestselling author to her resume. Still, many fans of Meghan can’t help but hearken back to the early days, when she was first embarking on her whirlwind romance with Prince Harry, one of England’s favorite members of the royal family. 

The wedding, a stunning affair with many Hollywood guests in attendance, was the start of Meghan’s official life as a senior member of the royal family She assumed her royal title at the time of the wedding, becoming the Duchess of Sussex. As it turns out, Meghan’s time in the royal ranks would be very complicated.