Meghan and Harry share a previously unseen photo from before they were married

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Harry and Meghan in Botswana (left) and when they announced their engagement (right) [Photo: Instagram/@SussexRoyal and Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have given royal fans a glimpse into their lives before they were married.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, shared a previously unseen photo on their new Instagram account of their trip to Botswana in 2017, where they assisted Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar.

The couple are dressed casually, kneeling on the ground, while fitting the collar to the sedated elephant, which allows scientists to track its movements.

It was included in a carousel of photos to highlight the duke’s work around conservation and protecting the planet, after he, brother William and their father Prince Charles attended the premiere of David Attenborough’s new Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet,’ on Thursday night.

Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their first child in the coming weeks, began dating in July 2016 but they managed to keep the relationship secret for a few months.

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The couple were spotted travelling to Botswana in Southern Africa in August 2017, around the time of Meghan’s 36th birthday. There were rumours that a proposal was imminent but nothing was confirmed. 

Meghan and Harry made their first public appearance at the Invictus Games Toronto in September 2017 [Photo: PA]

The pair made their public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto a month later.

On November 27, 2017 the prince and the former actress announced their engagement, conducting a photocall in Kensington Palace Gardens and a TV interview with the BBC. They were married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19, 2018.

On Thursday it was revealed that Harry and Meghan have moved to their new official residence at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, ahead of the baby’s birth.