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A proclamation from Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: It's been ONE YEAR since the royal wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry...and what a year it's been. Two royal tours, one royal baby, nearly 250 engagements and alllllll the PDA: Markle and Harry have shown us what happens when a fairy tale love story plays out in real life. Here, 18 times the Sussexes let their love shine in their very first year of marriage.

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When They Kissed for the First Time as Husband and Wife

May 19, 2018. 

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When They Watched Fireworks Together at Their Royal Wedding Reception

The Sussexes' Christmas card was one for the books.

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When They Flirted at the Royal Ascot

"That fascinator makes you look cute." —Prince Harry, probably.

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When They Kissed Because Harry Won a Polo Match

In July 2018, Markle presented the trophy for the Sentebale charity polo match to her new hubby...but not before the Duke of Sussex could sneak in a quick snog. Ahhh, sweet, sweet newlywed bliss.

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When They Held Hands at the “100 Days of Peace” Concert

This dress from their September 2018 outing made the baby rumors swirl...and turns out, they weren't wrong.

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When They Were Soooo in Love in Sussex

Harry and Meghan giggled together as they visited the Joff Youth Centre in their namesake county.

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When They Arrived in Australia for the Royal Tour of Oceania

Moments after Kensington Palace broke the news that Markle was expecting, the couple hopped off their plane in Australia hand in hand. (We just have one question: Were those baby-name binders, Your Royal Highness?)

When They Did a Double Hand-Hold in Melbourne

We guess two hands are better than one. BTW, what’s the royal protocol on thumb stroking?

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When They 'Sniffed Herbs' in Melbourne

We fell for that one in high school home ec, you guys. You're not foolin' anyone.

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When They Cuddled Under an Umbrella in Dubbo

Prince Harry can stand under her umbrella, ella, ella (sorry, had to).

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When They Had a Pow-Wow on Bondi Beach

That’s looking like the upper-thigh zone, mister. (Look away, Gan-Gan!)

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When the Duchess Reached for His Thigh in New Zealand

My, how the thigh-grabbing tables have turned. And, um, is it getting warm in here?

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When They Held Hands in a Rainforest

And a nice way to cool things off: Ending their 16-day tour just like they started it. Isn’t (royal) love grand?

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When They Celebrated Christmas for the First Time as a Married Couple

Exchanging gifts with your prince husband in front of his royal family during your first year of marriage. No pressure, or anything...

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When They Were Smitten in Morocco

Be still our Sussex-loving heart.

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When Harry Fixed Meghan's Hair in Morocco

Harry shows off his dad-to-be skills during their two-day royal tour in February.

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When They Gazed Lovingly at Each Other on-Stage at We Day

Giving those royal fans what they want.

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When They Introduced Their Royal Baby Archie to the World

OK, Mom and Dad!!!! (Can someone pass the tissues, please?)

RELATED: Archie's Royal Baby Photos Weren't Supposed to Happen Where They Did (but There Was a Big Last-Minute Change)

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