What’s the age gap between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s love story has been a talking point ever since they became an item.

They are now living in California, with their two children Archie and Lilibet, since stepping down from the Royal family, but what is their age gap?

Meghan and Harry got married in 2018


Meghan and Harry got married in 2018Credit: Getty

What’s the age gap between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a three year age gap between them.

Meghan’s birthday is August 4, 1981, making her a Leo, a while Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984, making him a Virgo.

Despite both living famous lifestyles before knowing each other, their worlds couldn’t be more different.

Harry grew up in the Royal Family in the UK but spent time abroad during his time in the British military.

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While Meghan was born and raised in California but moved to Toronto, Canada, when she was filming the TV show Suits.

What’s the age difference between other royals?

There are many large age gaps when it comes to other royal couples.

One of the most well-known is King Charles and Princess Diana, who had a 12 year gap between them.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The late Queen and Prince Philip had a five-year age gap, with him being older.

Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, with the former Duke of Edinburgh born on June 10, 1921.

They went on to tie the knot in November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London.

King George VI and the Queen Mother

King George and Queen Elizabeth also had five years between them.

The king, who was born on December 14, 1895, died young, when he was just 56 on February 6, 1952, after he had multiple health problems.

The Queen Mother, lived to the age of 101.

She was born on  August 4, 1900, and died on March 30, 2002.

King Charles and Princess Diana

King Charles, who was born on November 14, 1948, was 32, and Princess Diana was just 20 years old when they got married.

She was born on July 1, 1961, making the age gap between them 12 years.

They got married in 1981 and 11 years later in 1992 announced they were separating, with their divorce being finalised in 1996.

King Charles then got married to Queen Camilla in 2005, with their pair having an age gap of just one year.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Prince William and Kate Middleton have a very small age gap.

The future king was born on June 21, 1982, just five months after his his wife, who was born on January 9, 1982.

The Prince and Princess of Wales met when they were both students at St Andrew’s University in Scotland before getting married in 2011.

How old was Meghan Markle when she married Prince Harry?

Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018, meaning she was 36 at the time.

The pair got married at in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where they were joined by other members of the Royal family as well as celebrity friends such as Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney and Serena Williams.

After this there was a procession through Windsor before two wedding receptions.

The first was held by the late Queen in St George’s Hall for those who went to the ceremony.

Sir Elton John performed for the guests, and the groom and the Prince of Wales both gave a speech.

There was then a second reception at Frogmore House for the bride and groom’s family and close friends.

Harry famously drove Meghan to the reception at Frogmore in a loaned silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero.

How long have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle been together?

Harry and Meghan first met in 2016 and have been going strong ever since.

The pair were introduced by mutual friends in early 2016 but they didn’t go public until the October.

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in November 2017, with Meghan saying the proposal was “just so sweet and natural and very romantic”.

It was reported that they enjoyed a private wedding ceremony at home just days before the royal wedding in 2018.

On October 15, 2018, Kensington Palace confirmed that the newly married couple were expecting their first child.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace said in a statement at the time.

On Valentine’s Day 2021, Meghan and Harry announced that they had another baby on the way.

They posted a black-and-white photo of Meghan lying down in the grass with her head in Harry’s lap cradling her baby bump.

What is the age gap between Archie and Lilibet?

Meghan and Prince Harry welcomed their first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor on May 6, 2019.

The baby boy is said to have weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and at the time, The Sussexes said: “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”

The couple them had their baby girl, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor, on June 4, 2021, meaning Archie and Lilibet have an age gap of two years.

They said in a statement: “Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.”

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They explained that they chose the name after the late Queen.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales,” they said.

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