Harry and Meghans sweet gift-giving tradition as they celebrate 4 years married

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are today celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary.

The California couple have now been married for four years, tying the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Windsor Castle.

They follow a sweet tradition for the anniversary each year, a reminder of the importance of their marriage as the two have gone through rocky and turbulent times together.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ditched royal duties and Harry was stripped of his military titles by the Queen, while he has also gone through a rift with his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles.

Meghan's time with the royals was particularly difficult, later alleging that press coverage and the lack of sympathy from other senior royals had left her feeling like she "didn't want to be alive anymore".

Despite the difficult patches, Harry and Meghan have happily brought two children, Archie and Lilibet, into the world after they got married.

So how will they be celebrating their anniversary?

How do Harry and Meghan celebrate their anniversary?

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According to People magazine, Harry and Meghan follow the traditional wedding anniversary gift custom, in which a certain item has to be given on a particular anniversary.

The first anniversary, for example, is paper, and the couple will see silk and linen meet platinum in this jubilee year.

A four-year anniversary tradition in Meghan's native US is fruit and flowers, whereas the UK prefers to celebrate with gifts of silk and linen, so which one the couple chooses is up to them.

For the paper anniversary, Meghan is reported to have given Harry a framed copy of their wedding speech around one week after their son Archie was born.

When did Harry and Meghan get married?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married on May 19 2018 at Windsor Castle.

It was less than two years after the couple had officially acknowledged they were a couple in November 2016, after their first date in July that year.

Harry said at the time things were not easy with the filming schedule Suits actress Meghan had to deal with, but they made it work.

He explained: "I don't think you've had any idea what time zone you've been on for the last year and a half – coming over here four days or a week and then going back and straight into filming the next day with a 4am wake-up call."

In November 2017, the two announced they were engaged and Clarence House said: "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle."

A beautiful ceremony was held in the Windsor's St George's Chapel on May the following year, attended by a star-studded lineup of celebrities – including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and George and Amal Clooney, and watched by millions around the world.

They first announced they were expecting a child in October 2018, but their happiness soon soured into a falling out with the rest of The Firm as they stepped back from royal duties in 2020.

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