Harry and Meghan are keeping their 2nd anniversary celebration low-key. It is just an initimate family affair.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating two years of their eventful married life. This year also marks their first anniversary after stepping down as the senior members of the royal family. The couple, who boldly overcame the challenges that followed them, is cherishing the day they united at the St George's Chapel. Speaking of memorable moments from the wedding, the couple revealed that a piece of special music chosen by Harry for Meghan as she walked down the aisle is most special to them.
“[It] was actually Harry’s choice entirely and I think a really beautiful piece. I can retrace that entire walk down the aisle listening to it. It really is so special for us and I think it’s one of those things we’ll treasure forever," said the couple, according to People. The song was George Frideric Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine and it was performed by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas on their big day.
Recalling the selection process, Harry stated, "I was looking for something completely different." However, he reminisced that he chose the song because it summed up his feelings for Meghan. “I ended up stumbling across this piece of music, something that epitomizes the whole day, the whole feeling that I have for her, and this incredibly impactful music with no organ whatsoever, with a soloist who actually did the most incredible job," said the prince to People.
He added that the song took them back to that beautiful day they exchanged vows to be together forever. “Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we can close our eyes, listen to that music and take ourselves straight back to that moment, it’s a beautiful thing for both of us,” said Harry, according to People.
Meanwhile, the couple now located in Los Angeles is making their anniversary an intimate affair. Having taken time off from work, they are focused on spending quality time with each other. "They are just powering down. No calls, no Zoom meetings, no work. Just hanging out as a family. Keeping things simple," said a source to Eonline. The couple is known to have a great time with their little Archie, who recently turned one.
On the other hand, the British Royal family has not acknowledged the couple's anniversary on social media. According to Marie Claire, the royals usually pay tributes and wish each other during special days through a social media post. However, this time, neither William, Kate, or any other family members have publicly wished the couple on their milestone.
Harry and Meghan's journey over the past two years has been tough, considering the constant criticism they faced especially with their decision to step down. But, the couple is happy with the choices they made for their family. In an interview with the Telegraph according to Eonline, the couple stated that their "life has been great" in spite of the adjustments they had to make after the royal exit. Sources close to Harry said that the prince missed his royal engagements, especially his association with the army.
"Harry has told friends he is really missing the Army as well as his military appointments. He misses the camaraderie of being in the forces," stated the source, according to Eonline. The source continued, "He has been telling friends that he still can't believe this has happened. He can't believe his life has been turned upside down."
Harry's close friend, Jane Goodall stated that he was "finding life a bit challenging" with the new changes. But, the 35-year-old is happy to have his woman by his side. The duo is invested in each other and try to stay unaffected by the chaos that surrounds them.
"We've just focused on who we are as a couple. And so when you take all those extra layers away and all of that noise, I think it makes it really easy to just enjoy being together and tune all the rest of that out," said Meghan previously.
Currently, the couple is looking forward to the launching of their charity organization later this year. They are also trying to do their part as a family for helping people during the pandemic.