2017 was a big year for Meghan Markle: it’s the year she transitioned from TV actress to Royal fiancé. As we close out 2017 and look ahead to 2018, and a royal wedding, let’s take a look back at the highlights of Meghan’s 2017.
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On March 3, Harry and Meghan were photographed in Jamaica at the wedding of Tom Inskip and Lara Hughes-Young.
On March 8, an article Meghan wrote about the stigma surrounding menstruation was published by Time.
On April 7, Meghan officially shut down her website, The Tig, writing her farewell:
“After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig. What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy. Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being ‘the change you wish to see in the world.’ Above all, don’t ever forget your worth – as I’ve told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough. Thank you for everything.”
In July, while in Toronto filming, Meghan celebrated the 100th episode of Suits.
Meghan celebrated her 36th birthday on August 4, and Harry took her to Botswana to celebrate.
On August 15, Glamour published an article Meghan wrote about her top 10 inspirational women.
September was a busy, and big, month for Meghan-watching. The month began with a Vanity Fair cover interview in which Meghan spoke about her relationship with Harry, saying:
“We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”
Then on September 23, Meghan was in attendance at the Invictus Opening Ceremony in Toronto supporting Harry.
On September 25, Harry and Meghan walked in hand-in-hand to the wheelchair tennis at which they sat together to watch the match.
Closing out the Invictus Games, Harry joined Meghan and her mom and friends in a private box on September 30 to watch the closing ceremony.
In November, the engagement-watch fever pitch hit an all-time high. Meghan finished filming on Suits, ending her acting career, and flew to London where she was spotted getting a facial. There was some ridiculous BS over the Thanksgiving holiday that left royal watchers annoyed, but then on November 27 the news came that Harry and Meghan are engaged.
“I think what’s been really exciting as we talk about the transition of this, out of my career but into the role, is that as you said the causes that have been very important to me, I can focus even more energy on. Because very early out of the gate I think you realize once you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen to with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously. And at the same time I think in these beginning few months and now being boots on the ground in the U.K. I’m excited to just really get to know more about the different communities here, smaller organizations we’re working on the same causes that I’ve always been passionate about under this umbrella. And also being able to go around the Commonwealth I think is just just the beginning of that.”
December was a big month for Meghan. It began with Meghan attending her first royal engagements with Harry in Nottingham. Then Meghan attended the Queen’s pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace for the first time.
And that’s a wrap on 2017. Here’s hoping 2018 is a good year.