You know the saying that “you can take a royal out of royalty but can’t take the royalty out of a royal.” Well, if this didn’t exist before it will now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have posed for their first official portrait since stepping down as senior Royals earlier this year in March and they have redefined what it means to look regal.
The photographer who has captured the candid moment in his frame is Matt Sayles, who is based in Los Angeles and renowned for creating images that “reflect a more inclusive image of beauty.” The couple were photographed at their home in Montecito, California and the black-and-white snapshot is in lieu with their upcoming stint as hosts as well as emcees for conducting the TIME100 virtual conversation, named “Engineering a Better World.”
In the picture, Meghan Markle, 39, went for the classic elegant look with a blazer, a white T-Shirt, and dark pants and Prince Harry, 36, opted for his usual, although much relaxed, look with a plain suit complete with a button-down oxford shirt and not tie. Meghan Markle is seen in a candid moment as she laughs with her hand resting on Prince Harry’s leg who is sitting on the handle of the chair his wife is seated and flashing the camera a simple smile.
On 20th October, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be hosting an episode of Time100 Talks, which will include guests like Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. The hosts of “Teenager Therapy,” whose podcast earlier this month featured Harry and Meghan, will also be joining the episode.
As reported by BAZAAR.com, a source close to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has shared that everything from the theme, topics, and even the guests for the episode have been diligently chosen by the couple. But that’s not it– they will be responsible for the opening and closing remarks too. They will also be helping in moderating the discussions between high-profile experts, advocates, online creators, and journalists whose discussion will revolve around the pivotal pursuit of a “more compassionate, safe, and trustworthy digital world.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both TIME100 alumni, are among the most influential voices in the world,” reads a statement by Dan Macsai, TIME executive editor and editorial director of the TIME100. “We look forward to working with them to elevate essential voices and highlight real solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.”
A source told Us Weekly that there are chances that Meghan and Harry are planning a Christmas Visit to the Royal Palace in December but their travel plans are still dicey given the pandemic.
“There’s a lot of tradition surrounding the holidays with his family, and they both have really loved that in the past,” the insider said. “With the uncertainty of COVID, they have been taking it one day at a time and are hopeful that they can all go back together and spend it as a family.”