Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their second wedding anniversary on May 19, and the couple marked the special occasion with a quiet celebration at home amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to People magazine, Harry and Meghan spent the day with their one-year-old son, Archie Harrison, at their rental home in Los Angeles.
Harry and Meghan are celebrating their second wedding anniversary today https://t.co/0V7vWmMZTO
— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) May 19, 2020
“Today the family is spending a quiet day together,” an insider told the outlet.
In the Windsor Castle exhibit “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” – which opened in 2018 – the couple revealed that the most memorable part of their wedding day was the music Harry picked for when Meghan walked down the aisle.
He chose George Frideric Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine, and Meghan says that when she listens to the song she can retrace her entire walk down the aisle. She says the song is special for her and Harry, and she thinks it is one of those things they will treasure 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.
After stepping down as senior royals earlier this year, Harry and Meghan left the UK and moved to Vancouver Island in Canada. Before the borders closed, the couple moved with Archie to Los Angeles where they are currently renting Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion.
The couple has been enjoying quiet evenings at home with their son, but they are spending their days working on their new Archewell charitable foundation. They have also teamed up with Project Angel Food to help deliver meals to those in need during the pandemic.
“What Meghan said is she wanted to show Harry Los Angeles through the eyes of philanthropy. It’s just beautiful,” said Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food’s executive director. “There’s obviously a great deal of love and selflessness between them.”
Happy Wedding Anniversary to Harry and Meghan! 2 years ago many of us witnessed the most beautiful and most watched royal wedding ever. The ratings were so high, the English media tried to suppress the news. Take a look at Mama Doria and Meghan on their way to the ceremony… pic.twitter.com/Go4BefTYg4
— DMF aka Sarah (@ForumsMeghan) May 19, 2020
Ayoub also dished on how Harry and Meghan celebrated Archie’s first birthday on May 6. He said that Meghan made a cake with strawberries and cream, and Harry helped with the decorations by blowing up balloons.
The celebration also included video chats via Zoom with family and friends, and had “a really simple, but incredibly joyous day.”
During a recent video chat with his charity, WellChild, Harry said that a lot of positives are happening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that being able to have so much family time almost makes him feel guilty.
Prince Harry said that you have to celebrate those moments when you are on the floor and rolling around in hysterics because soon there’s going to be something serious you have to deal with and there is no way to run from it.