Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: 5 Photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Before and After Their Royal Wedding

Happy wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

The royal wedding of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex happened 2 years ago today on May 19, 2018. Millions of people tuned in to watch the former Suits actress marry Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ youngest son and become part of the British royal family. And thousands of others lined the streets surrounding Windsor Castle to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom during their post-ceremony carriage ride.

In honor of Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding anniversary, we’re taking a look back at photos of the couple in the days leading up to their nuptials. Plus, we’re reflecting on what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did in the days after they exchanged vows. 

Days leading up to the royal wedding were busy for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Anzac Day Services on April 25, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage

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Royal or not, weddings are a lot of work. There are details to coordinate and with a royal wedding, any to-do list is going to be even longer. While Meghan and Harry weren’t necessarily spending their evenings creating centerpieces for the tables at their wedding reception, their pre-wedding schedule looked a little different from non-royal nuptials.

Although they did have a wedding rehearsal. Two days ahead of Meghan and Harry’s wedding, cameras snapped photos of the couple as they arrived by car on their way to the royal residence’s St. George’s Chapel. Being broadcast in front of millions of people all around the world, Meghan and Harry had to know exactly how the ceremony would go. 

They looked to be in good spirits as they entered Windsor Castle. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive for their wedding rehearsal on May 17, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/WireImage

One day before the royal wedding meant that Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, head to a nearby hotel to get ready for the ceremony the following day. The Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Cliveden House Hotel on May 18, 2018, with her mom. Both women were all smiles.

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, arrive at Cliveden House Hotel on May 18, 2018
Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland | Steve Parsons – Pool / Getty Images

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Meanwhile, at Windsor Castle Harry greeted well-wishers with his older brother and best man,  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Not exactly the average

Prince William and Prince Harry greet the public in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry's royal wedding
Prince William and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

They attended 2 events following their royal wedding

After their royal wedding, Meghan and Harry didn’t jet off for a romantic honeymoon but instead, they stuck around for some royal engagements. As the Duchess of Sussex’s first event as a full-fledged member of the royal family, she attended a birthday celebration for her father-in-law, Prince Charles, on May 22, 2018, at Buckingham Palace. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Dominic Lipinski – Pool/Getty Images

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A few weeks after their royal wedding on June 9, 2018, Meghan and Harry showed up for one of the biggest events on the royal calendar, Trooping the Colour. A parade in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stood among the rest of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and rode in a carriage while waving to crowds.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Trooping the Colour in 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Here’s hoping we get to see more from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (and their 1-year-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor) soon!