Lucky for us, there are now tons of photos of Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan Markle — but that didn’t stop us from getting super excited at the prospect of a never-before-seen pic of the royal duo! When Queen Elizabeth chatted with George Brandis, the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, May 30, a snapshot of the meeting revealed a brand new picture of Harry and Meghan.
In the background of a press image of the Queen talking with Brandis, a side table can be seen adorned with several royal photographs. One of the framed snapshots is of Queen Elizabeth’s beloved grandson, Harry, and his new wife, Meghan, that was never released to the public. Though we don’t know when the pic was taken, the duo look dressed up with Harry in a navy blue suit and Meghan in a light blue dress.
The new pic of Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, comes just days after the couple tied the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19. Following their lavish royal nuptials, Kensington Palace released several official portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. One such pic was a stunning black and white image of Meghan sitting between Harry’s legs on the East Terrace at Windsor Castle.
The couple’s official royal wedding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski, later explained how the iconic image came to be. “We went out there and had about three and a half minutes to take some quick shots because everything was running like clockwork,” the shutterbug explained. “The sun is setting right just over the top of Windsor Castle just behind them, it was just the most serene, beautiful light, they’re in love, walking around this beautiful garden.”
“I said, ‘just before you go in, sit on those stairs.’ [Meghan] just slumped in between his legs, and there was this moment where they were just laughing because they were joking about how they were exhausted and finally it’s all over. They just looked at each other and they were just laughing, and it was this just beautiful moment, and, when you are taking the pictures, you know you have something,” Alexi explained.