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The royal family’s most romantic gestures: From Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Kate Middleton


The British royal family are known for their charitable efforts and hard work ethic. But, there’s no denying that they also have a romantic side to them. 

Well, you tell us! Aren’t they charming? British royals are one of the most famous and popular royals among the other royals.  

Over the years, royal fans have witnessed the likes of Prince William and Prince Harry work their magic and charm on their wives, Kate and Meghan respectively. Here at The Royal UK, we take a look at some of the royal family’s most romantic gestures through these past years.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle making their long-distance relationship work.

After announcing their engagement in November of 2017, Harry and Meghan revealed the golden rule that kept them together. The lovebirds managed to see each other in either London or Toronto every two weeks during the early stages of their royal relationship.

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Harry once said: “I think we were able to really have so much time just to connect. We never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other. Though we were obviously doing a long distance relationship. So, that’s how we made it all work”.

  • Prince Harry publicly defends Meghan in a rare statement

On 8 November 2017, the royal couple’s relationship was made official. It was when Prince Harry issued a lengthy appeal to the media on behalf of his then-girlfriend. In the rare statement made in response to the “sexism and racism” harassment Meghan had received, Harry asked for privacy.

In the heartfelt post, he acknowledged that there is significant curiosity about his private life. But, he appealed to fair-minded people to respect Meghan’s privacy. He said he was also “worried” and “deeply disappointed” that he had not been able to protect his partner.

  • Prince Philip’s sacrifice for the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh gave up smoking the day before his marriage. Her Majesty’s father, King George VI, became ill from his smoking habit. And knowing how this upset his bride-to-be, as a touching gesture, Philip gave up smoking on the eve of their marriage.

  • Prince Edward turns designer for bride Sophie.

Prince Edward helped design the stunning black and white pearl necklace and earrings which he gifted his bride, Sophie Wessex, on their wedding day.

  • The Queen’s name change.

Also read: How Queen Elizabeth’s Fortune Is Divided Among The Members Of The Royal Family?

After Queen Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, now Prince Philip, the Duke was unhappy that she didn’t take his name. At the time, she chose to keep Windsor as her last name.

However, over a decade later, Her Majesty made a slight adjustment by adding a hyphenated Mountbatten to the last name of her children’s surname. Meanwhile, Prince Andrew was also named after his paternal grandfather, Philip’s father Prince Andrew of Greece.

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton’s no prenup agreement.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate did not sign a prenuptial agreement ahead of their wedding. At the time, it was reported that no legally binding document was drawn up before the wedding to safeguard William’s wealth. There was no assurance given that Kate be maintained in regal style if they split.