Meghan Markle, Prince Harry: 5th Wedding Anniversary just after 'Near Catastrophic' Car Chase

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry experienced 'Near Catastrophic' Car Chase as per their rep

By Betty Cruise May 21, 2023

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having too frequent ups and downs in their lives.

Following a trying week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating a special occasion.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, just three days after being involved in what their spokeswoman described as a "near catastrophic car chase" when photographers chased their vehicle after a New York City event.

On May 19, 2018, Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, exchanged vows in St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, the then-Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton were among the family and friends that attended the service.

When it became known that Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, wouldn't be able to attend the wedding, Charles, who celebrated his coronation earlier this month with Prince Harry there, played a particular role. He escorted Meghan down the aisle.

Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, was present for the occasion and left the wedding with her daughter's future husband.

How Meghan and Prince Harry celebrate anniversaries

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex customarily exchange gifts on their special day.

According to, presents made of wood are given to mark the milestone of the fifth anniversary. The outlet claims that "This reflects the strength and durability of your marriage, as well as the strong eternal roots you're putting down."

"They love to do their own take on traditional wedding gifts," a source earlier revealed. "The first anniversary was paper, and Meghan wrote out the wedding speech and had it framed for him."

On their second anniversary in 2020, "they both gave each other gifts based on 'cotton.' Undoubtedly, it was a very creative and romantic gesture as all their gifts are to one another."

As a representation of something that only grows better with age, leather is traditionally given as a gift on the third anniversary. On the fourth anniversary, fruit and flowers are given as a sign of how a relationship blossoms and develops into adulthood.