“I love a great love story, ” Meghan Markle told an interviewer a few weeks before she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Their wedding, months later, was watched by a global audience that ran into the hundreds of millions. “Two people fell in love and we all showed up, ” read one headline. A more sweeping advertisement for the partnership between love and marriage would be hard to come by: This was the fairy tale of romantic attraction transforming, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 28 The Evolution Of Matchmaking For Better or Worse? Harriet Fitch Little investigates why offline matchmaking businesses are thriving. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection.