First six months of dating
After visiting with his dad, Prince Charles, and stepmother, Camilla, at Birkhall (their estate in Aberdeenshire), the duo headed over to the queen's Summer residence, Balmoral Castle, about seven miles away.
In October, Harry and Meghan went to Buckingham Palace for an hour-long, private tea party with the queen.
He goes in big time." And while she didn't mention Harry by name, it appeared that the feelings were mutual for Meghan, who, during an interview with a Canadian newspaper, said, "My cup runneth over and I'm the luckiest girl in the world." In addition to being invited to honeymoon in Antigua and Barbuda by the prime minister during Harry's Caribbean tour in November 2016, a source told E! "Harry is more serious [about Meghan] than he ever has been about a woman before," the source said, referencing his past girlfriends.
In October 2016 it was reported that Harry was so "besotted" with Meghan that he introduced her to his father, Prince Charles.
According to Us Weekly, "They had gotten on when they first met but it was just as friends," but then "developed romantic interests in each other and, before you knew it, they were texting every day." By the end of the month, Meghan began following Harry's private Instagram account.
Meghan and Harry went on a few dates at the Soho House in London with a group of friends.
Meghan first met Prince Harry in Toronto (where Suits is filmed) while he was launching the 2017 Invictus Games back in May 2016.Us Weekly reports that they "got on fabulously," and that "William is very happy for his brother." Around that same time, the magazine revealed Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about," and in January 2017, it was reported that Meghan and Kate finally came face to face. An insider revealed that the meeting "went well," adding, "Meghan's so happy she's getting to know more of Harry's nearest and dearest." Meghan bought the duchess a leather-bound Smythson notebook, as her birthday was the day before.In August 2017, Harry's cousin-in-law Mike Tindall gave an interview about the couple's relationship, saying that despite the "nerve-racking" experience of dating a royal, Meghan "has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life, so I'm sure she will get through it.In early August, Meghan celebrated her 36th birthday with Harry in London.They then flew to Botswana together, where he took her on a romantic safari trip.