A fairy-tale romance come to life! In honor of聽Prince Harry and Meghan Markle鈥檚 engagement聽(and their spring 2018 wedding!), we鈥檙e taking a聽look back at how they met and fell in love, from their first date to their November 2017 engagement.

July 2016: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Meet

Markle spoke about her romance with Prince Harry聽for the first time in September, in an interview with聽Vanity Fair. Though聽she was careful not to reveal too many private details, the聽Suits actress did let readers in on the fact that they met聽in July 2016 through mutual friends in London. Prince Harry聽said聽he knew Markle was The One聽pretty much right away.

July-August 2016: They Take Their First Trip Together

In an interview after their engagement, Harry said he persuaded Markle to join him in Botswana just three or four weeks into their courtship. 鈥淲e camped out with each other under the stars,鈥 he shared, adding that the time away from their normal lives was 鈥渃rucial鈥 to聽make sure they聽鈥渉ad a chance to get to know each other.鈥

November 2016: The Royals Release a Rare Statement About Harry鈥檚 Personal Life

By November 2016, news had gotten out that the two were dating, and a firestorm had erupted around Markle. With his girlfriend being harassed online and in the press, Prince Harry took the unusual step of releasing a statement聽about his personal life and his 鈥済irlfriend,鈥 saying, 鈥淚t is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm鈥 He knows commentators will say this is 鈥榯he price she has to pay鈥 and that 鈥榯his is all part of the game.鈥 He strongly disagrees. This is not a game 鈥 it is her life and his.鈥澛燙hivalry isn鈥檛 dead!

December 2016:聽They聽Spend the Holidays Together

When聽the holiday season rolled around, the couple took things to the next level by celebrating together. Markle made her way over to England,聽where they picked out a Christmas tree at a local lot. They were then photographed together for the first time while heading out to attend a production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

January 2017: They Vacation Together in Norway

After spending New Year鈥檚 Eve in London, the lovebirds dashed off on a聽romantic getaway, heading to the remote town of Tromso on the Norwegian fjords, where they cozied up in a secluded cabin. The trip also included聽lake visits, whale-watching, spectacular sunsets in the snow, and the Aurora Borealis lights.

February 2017:聽They Engage in Their First Bit of PDA

On a night out at London鈥檚 Soho House (the very same spot where they were first introduced), Harry and Markle聽were photographed holding hands for the first time.

March 2017: They Attend a Friend鈥檚 Wedding in Jamaica

A聽few weeks after their romantic trip to Norway, the couple flew to Jamaica to attend a friend鈥檚 wedding, which resulted in some super-sweet pics of them hanging out on the beach. Harry even reportedly danced for his love at the event.

May 2017: She Supports Him at a Polo Match

Markle attended her聽first public event with Harry聽in May 2017. When the prince participated in the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, England,聽she was there to cheer him on and even gave him a kiss after the match.

May 2017: They Attend Pippa Middleton鈥檚 Wedding Reception

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews, several members of the royal family 鈥 including, of course, Kate Middleton, who will soon be Markle鈥檚 sister-in-law 鈥 attended the wedding. The Suits actress wasn鈥檛 present for the actual ceremony, but she did partake in some of the later festivities. In fact, Harry made the super-romantic gesture of driving all the way to Kensington Palace to pick up his date聽after the nuptials in order to then take her to the reception, which was held at Middleton鈥檚 parents鈥 house 50 miles away.

August 2017:聽They Celebrate聽Her 36th Birthday in South Africa

When聽Markle turned 36 in August, Harry whisked her off to South Africa. Many suspected that the prince intended to propose there, due to the fact that his聽older brother, Prince William, popped the question to Kate Middleton聽on their own African getaway. But alas, no news of an engagement followed.

September 2017:聽She Opens Up About the Relationship in Vanity Fair

鈥淚 can tell you that at the end of the day I think it鈥檚 really simple,鈥澛Markle said during her interview with Vanity Fair聽for the magazine鈥檚 October issue. 鈥淲e鈥檙e two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news. And I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people鈥檚 perception. Nothing about me changed. I鈥檓 still the same person that I am, and I鈥檝e never defined myself by my relationship.鈥

September-October 2017: They聽Attend the Invictus Games Together

Prince Harry hosted the Invictus Games in Toronto, where Markle lived聽while filming Suits.聽Though the two sat separately during the opening ceremony, they watched a wheelchair tennis match together and also held hands in full view of the cameras outside the games. During the closing ceremony, they even indulged in a little kiss.

November 2017: She Reportedly Moves to London

Soon after Markle finished filming her final scenes on聽Suits, it was reported that she had touched down in London to officially move in with Prince Harry. According to E! News, movers聽packed up her Toronto apartment and shipped some of her things to London, where she was spotted doing some Christmas shopping a few days earlier.

November 2017:聽They Announce Their Engagement

Just days after聽Markle reportedly moved to London, the couple made聽the announcement we had all been waiting for:聽They鈥檙e engaged! Clarence House confirmed聽that Harry proposed to聽Markle a month ago, and聽that the two are set to聽marry in the spring of 2018.

What has been your favorite moment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle鈥檚 relationship so far? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Photos via Chris Jackson/Getty +聽Paul Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty + Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)