Melanie, Duchess of Sussex (Melanie Susan Cecilia née Smith, Born 13 April 1989) is the wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex. Henry is fifth in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
Melanie grew up in Pennsylvania, United States. She met Henry when he came to America in 2010. She happened to be at a Mets game where the Prince threw out the first pitch, 26 June 2010. They began dating rather quickly and Melanie moved across the pond by Christmas 2010 for the Prince.
Their engagement was announced on 31 Oct. 2011 and the two married on 16 Dec. 2011 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess have one daughter, Princess Appolonia Elizabetha Diana Francis of Sussex (Born 19 Feb. 2014).