LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry, grandson of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, and his American wife Meghan give a highly-anticipated interview with U.S. chat shot host Oprah Winfrey which airs on Sunday.
Here is a timeline of the couple’s relationship, culminating in their split from the British royal family.
July 2016: Harry, who is now sixth-in-line to the British throne and Meghan, a divorced actress from Los Angeles best known for her role in TV legal drama “Suits”, go on a blind date after being introduced by a friend.
A few weeks later, the British prince takes her on a romantic holiday to Botswana.
Oct. 2016: British tabloids begin to write stories saying Harry is secretly dating Meghan, whose father is white and mother African-American.
Nov. 2016: Harry formally reveals the couple’s relationship, issuing a statement through his official office to hit out at the media for intruding into his girlfriend’s private life, accusing some papers of abuse and harassment, some of which he described as racist.
Sept. 2017: Meghan gives an interview to Vanity Fair magazine in which she says the couple are in love and happy together.
Sept. 2017: The couple make their first public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto, pictured together holding hands as they watched an event.
Nov. 2017: Harry’s father, heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, issues a statement to say Harry and Meghan are engaged.
Dec. 2017: The couple draw cheering crowds as they carry out their first official…