After reports emerged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be engaged by the end of the summer, I couldn't help but reminisce about their whirlwind romance. Since the first news broke that a royal was dating the Suits actress, I LIVED for any gossip about their relationship.
And I wasn't alone! In 2016, Markle was the top-searched actress on Google, which gives you an idea of just how obsessed the world is with their star-crossed love.
If you, like me, love to obsess over the genetically blessed duo, behold: the definitive timeline of their romance. Here's hoping I can update it with news of their engagement soon! *Crosses fingers*
The first reports of a romance emerged from The Sunday Express. The article revealed that Prince Harry had been secretly dating actress Meghan Markle and that he was "happier than he had been in years."
Prince Harry shocked the world by confirming his relationship with Meghan in a public statement by the Royal Communications Secretary.
"Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees."
Considering Prince Harry rarely makes public statements, this was a huge deal.
During a royal visit to Antigua, prime minister Gaston Browne alluded to Prince Harry's relationship in a speech, stating "I believe we are expecting a new princess soon. I want know that you are very welcome to come on your honeymoon here." According to US Weekly, the prince was visibly embarrassed by the comment.
Prince Harry and Meghan embarked on their first vacation together, heading to the Norwegian fjords to catch the Northern Lights.
According to U.S. Weekly, Prince Harry introduced Meghan to Kate Middleton and Charlotte. Major!
After a 2 month hiatus, Markle returned to Instagram with this cryptic post. Possibly a message to her royal S.O.?
Giving us our first hint of PDA, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were photographed together in Jamaica. The pair were attending the wedding of one of Harry's friends.
Prince Harry flew to Toronto to spend Easter Weekend with his girlfriend, according to E News. He was spotted outside her apartment wearing a beanie and covering his face.
Meghan is spotted out in Toronto wearing a ring with the initial "H" on it. Cute!!!
Meghan and Prince Harry made their first public appearance together at Prince Harry's Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot. Though they didn't pose for photos together, she still cheered him on from the sidelines, marking a significant relationship milestone.
So what's next for the adorable couple? We're secretly hoping for wedding bells.