The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are technically on their six-week break from royal duties, but they’re still active on social media. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a post from their SussexRoyal Instagram account today marking the two-year anniversary of the announcement of their engagement. The two included a little goodie in the post: a brand new portrait from their wedding day.
They wrote, “On this day, two years ago: 27th of November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news of their engagement, later becoming Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! They have since celebrated their wedding anniversary and welcomed their son, Archie, into the world ❤️”
Their new wedding photo is the second slide in the gallery:
Meghan and Harry have no royal events announced currently. Earlier this month, their spokesperson explained they will not be spending Christmas with the royal family this year after spending the last two years with the Queen at Sandringham. The Queen approved this decision.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” the spokesperson said. “Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”
A friend told People last week that the break is much needed for Harry and Meghan, who have struggled with the UK tabloids’ relentless scrutinizing of Meghan. “Just on a human level, if you take everything else out of the equation, I don’t think they’re in very good shape to deal with anything right now,” says a friend. “Everyone is hoping that they will come back from this break stronger than ever, and maybe with some time out of the spotlight, they can figure out what path to take next.”