- Tuesday, May 19, marked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second wedding anniversary.
- The Sussexes have weathered a dramatic year together, stepping down as senior royals at the end of March.
- According to a close friend of the couple, the challenges they've faced have brought them "even closer."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had an awful lot to contend with over the past year, from relentless media bullying (and their subsequent lawsuits against multiple British tabloids) to their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family. According to a close friend of the Sussexes, they've more than weathered the storm—in fact, their many trials have only brought them closer.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said that the couple were "still very much in love," adding, "So much has happened for Meghan and Harry, but I'm told by a source very close to them that all of the experiences, the challenges, the obstacles of 2019 and 2020, have really made them even closer."
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A royal insider also shared that Meghan and Harry are taking time to slow down and "reflect" after their turbulent year. "One of the things I was told by a friend of the couple's is that they actually are enjoying the slightly slower pace," Nicholl said. "They are busy and they are doing quite a lot behind the scenes, but you know, this is a couple that tends to operate 100 miles per hour. I think they're enjoying the lockdown and the fact that they've been able to take a bit of a breather."
"They've always been a great team and a partnership and you've seen that when you're with them," Nicholl added. "I think looking back on what's clearly been a challenging and a testing year, the one thing that just hasn't faltered is their commitment to each other and their love for one another. They've done this together as a couple and I think it's important to remember that."
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps.
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings.
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles.
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.