AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated a new milestone on Tuesday, May 19. It has been two years since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in a fairy-tale wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 and it is said that they celebrated the wedding anniversary by reflecting on things which had happened in the past 2 years.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl reveals to Entertainment Tonight that the couple opted to have a low-key celebration given the current situation. "Well, it is their second wedding anniversary, but coming in the middle of a lockdown as you might expect, it will be a quite quiet affair," Nicholl shared.
She went on saying, "I'm told it will be a family day. Perhaps a moment for a bit of reflection on what has been a pretty momentous past year. No big gathering. They certainly won't be going out. They can't go out."
Nicholl noted that it would be similar to the intimate first birthday party for their son Archie on May 6. "I would say a small and intimate family gathering over anything that has been specially planned for the day," Nicholl said.
"I'm told by sources close to the couple that they just want to enjoy each other's company, spend the day together. They will probably go offline, and they are working really hard at the moment, so I think it will be a day for perhaps switching their computers off, not having too much screen time and just enjoying being a family together," she dished.
Nicholl also said that the pair made use of the quarantine time to reflect and take time for themselves. "One of the things I was told by a friend of the couple's is that they actually are enjoying the slightly slower pace," she noted. "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. It's been a very, very busy year for them, and I think this is a moment to just take a breath, reflect, and I think that's what they'll be doing on their anniversary."
"They've done a lot in the past year, and I think it might be a very good time for them to have this moment to reflect and to really make sure that when we are open for business and they start to broker these commercial deals -- when we start to see more of them working independently from the royal family and going it alone -- that their plan is really well considered and thought out, so this is probably quite crucial time for them," she stated.
After two years being married, Meghan and Harry, who are currently residing in Los Angeles after stepping down as senior members of British royal family, "still very much in love," according to Nicholl. "As they approach their second wedding anniversary, they can reflect on a pretty epic year. 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."
"They've always been a great team and a partnership and you've seen that when you're with them," she concluded. "But they were described as hand in glove, and that idea that really one just fits the other beautifully and they complement each other, they work well together, and 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."