Meghan and Harry put ‘creative’ spin on traditional 2nd anniversary cotton gifts and they were super romantic
“This year, 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," an insider says
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated their second wedding anniversary in Los Angeles, California, on May 19. The Sussexes, who got married on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle in London, celebrated their special day by exchanging creatively themed gifts, a source revealed.
"They love to do their own take on traditional wedding gifts. The first anniversary was paper, and Meghan wrote out the wedding speech and had it framed for him,” the insider told PEOPLE. Continuing further, the source added: “This year, 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 per a wedding website named, The Knot, cotton is a traditional gift. “Cotton's woven threads symbolize how you become more interconnected as time goes on and learn to be more flexible,” the site states.
Meanwhile, another source earlier revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent their wedding anniversary with their son Archie, who recently turned one on May 6. "Today the family is spending a quiet day together,” the source added.
This was the first anniversary of the couple away from the royal family. Meghan and Harry stepped down from the senior royal duties in March as the duo wanted to start a financially independent life away from the palace. The couple along with their little son had been living in Vancouver Island, Canada before they shifted to Los Angeles in late March. They moved to the US before the two countries shut their borders due to coronavirus lockdown.
According to recent reports, Meghan and Harry have been staying at an ultra-luxury Beverly Hills mansion that belongs to Tyler Perry. While the pair have never been seen with Perry, it is believed that they all met thanks to their mutual close friend, Oprah Winfrey. The couple has been calling the mansion, estimated at $18 million, home ever since they moved to Los Angeles. Perry's mansion boasts of eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and is located on 22 acres on top of a hill in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates guard-gated community.
The couple is also reportedly planning to buy their dream home. They have an estimated budget of $12 million to $18 million to buy the property. Meghan and Harry are reportedly looking at the westside of Los Angeles for potential houses. TMZ also made a list of a number of properties that the couple might be interested in. The list included a seven-bedroom Bel-Air mansion, estimated at $15 million, with a 10-seat movie theater, a billiard table, a 200-bottle wine cellar, featuring a "computerized rain bar".
Other properties that made it to the list were a $17,995,000 Hollywood Hills home with five bedrooms, a $12,899,000 mid-century home featuring a "full-service rooftop deck" and a $16,899,000 six-bedroom home which has both a waterfall as well as an 800-gallon aquarium.
The 38-year-old ‘Suits’ actress has a huge support system in Los Angeles, since her mother, Doria Ragland, who is a social worker and a yoga instructor, lives there. Also, celebrities like Benita Litt, Heather Dorak, and Abigail Spencer share the couple’s neighborhood. Another close friend of Meghan, Serena Williams, also lives in a neighboring gated community with her family.