Sorry Catherine, but Meghan is the new “it” girl in London these days. She’s easy on the eyes, comfortable in-front of the cameras, outgoing, and absolutely stunning. She compliments Harry in so many ways and I couldn’t be happier about their engagement. Fortunately, ever since they announced their plans to marry, Meghan and Harry have been on quite a few royal engagements together. Unlike Catherine & William, Meghan and Harry’s romance has been much shorter, not allowing much time for Meghan to get acquainted with royal life. Meghan is American and knows very little about England, the people and its culture which only comes from living there for a long period of time. I assume all of these engagements ahead of their wedding day are to help immerse Meghan as quickly as possible, so she has a smooth transition post wedding nuptials. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I love all things about The Royal Family. Just like I follow Wills & Kate, I also plan on following Meghan & Harry.
For all of you Royal Family fans out there, the timeline below is for you!
November 27, 2017
The pair announce their engagement and later have a photo call in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.
Ring Details: Harry sourced the center diamond from Botswana and the two smaller diamonds are from Princess Diana’s collection. The band is yellow gold as that is Meghan’s favorite!
December 1, 2017
Meghan and Harry made their first official public appearance together in Nottingham, England. This was only four days after announcing their engagement. The couple went to Nottingham Contemporary to visit the Terrence Higgins Trust charity fair to mark World Aids Day. They then made their way to Nottingham Academy to learn about the Full Effect artistic program, which helps prevent young people from turning to violence and crime.
Meghan was genuinely moved by all of the wonderful well wishes from the locals on her and Harry’s engagement.
December 20, 2017
We saw Meghan again at the Queen’s Annual Christmas Luncheon which is held every year at Buckingham Palace with extended members of the Royal Family. Although we only got a glimpse of her in the car, she looked stunning. You looked handsome too, Harry!
December 21, 2017
Meghan and Harry released their official engagement photos right after the Christmas Luncheon. I have to admit, I was actually depressed after seeing these photos. These images are serious #relationshipgoals, #fashiongoals, #hairgoals, #makeupgoals, #weddinggoals, #fitnessgoals – you name it, this couple captured it during the shoot.
December 25, 2017
Christmas at Sandringham
Meghan was the first royal fiancé to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham. There have been mixed reviews on her outfit, but I thought she looked lovely. They were going to church and God tells us, “come as you are.” Meghan even did a curtsy for Her Majesty, The Queen.
January 9, 2018
On their second official public engagement, Meghan & Harry head to South London to Reprezent 107.3FM in Brixton, which trains hundreds of young people every year in media and employment skills. Again, moved by all of the well wishers, Meghan even blows a kiss to people who came out to wait in the cold just to catch a glimpse of the couple.
Meghan, I’d cry too…you’re about to be a future duchess.
January 18, 2018
Meghan & Harry arrive in Wales for the third official public appearance together as part of their pre-wedding tour around England. Meghan was described as a natural with crowds and with meeting people. Personally, I love that she was rocking the messy bun…I like people that can keep it real. Our future Duchess, also received her first curtsy despite not yet being a royal. #Yesssssss!!!
I’m sure we will be seeing much more of Meghan & Harry ahead of their wedding in May. #harryandmeghan2018