We’ve followed it all – from Prince Harry and (now) Duchess Meghan’s first public outing at the Invictus Games, to their official engagement announcement, to the wedding to end all weddings. So we thought it was safe to take a little break from Harry and Meghan spotting. We thought wrong.
In what may technically be a photo of the Queen, keen royal observers spotted the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in the form of a previously unseen photo of the pair. Some eagle eyed peeps at Hello magazine were quick to note the darling photo, which features Harry is in his beloved dark blue, and Meghan in a pale blue dress, an affectionate hand on his chest.
The Queen couldn’t help but proudly display the photo of her grandson and his new wife (which if you squint really hard, can just about be made out in the background) whilst hosting the Australian high commissioner to the UK (the Honourable George Brandis) at Buckingham Palace.
According to Hello, it’s likely an extra snap from the trio of official engagement portraits taken by Alexi Lubormirski in December. And it reminds us a little of William and Kate’s indoor photo released at the time of their engagement, which was a touch more formal than Harry and Meghan’s outdoor shots (and perhaps more in keeping with Granny’s style?). It’s pretty hilarious, given that the pair may be miles away currently on their honeymoon, that they continue to dominate conversation in and out of the Palace.
But it also reminds of the ‘family’ part of ‘Royal family.’ Behind all the pageantry lies an actual real-life family system, and which doting grandmother wouldn’t happily share her grandson’s newlywed joy? It makes sense that they’d like to reserve something just for themselves.
And with rumours swirling of the newlyweds’ honeymooning location, which has been kept a closely guarded secret (did someone say Canada?), it’s safe to say privacy is a rare commodity for the Royals. So, if they want to keep a few snaps private for the family photo album, we’ll surely give them that.