Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Reacted to That Iconic Rain Photo
People across the globe have their own varied opinions about Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Some people marvel at the modern couple who took a stance and decided royal life wasn’t for them. Others have more complicated opinions about the Sussexes. Still, there seems to be one thing we can all agree on. Meghan and Harry were certainly something to look at.
From their glamourous coordinated wardrobes to the affectionate way they interact with one another, it was clear from the moment they announced their relationship and engagement that they are deeply besotted with each other.
Though their time within the British royal family was rather brief, the photographs that were taken of them will withstand the test of time. In fact, one particular photo during one of their final days as royals is beloved by the couple.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s lives will always be on display
Though they will no longer be members of the royal rota, the Sussexes lives will still be very much on display. Following Megxit, the pair have landed in Meghan’s hometown, Los Angeles, California. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to hide from the overzealous paparazzi. Though royal life wasn’t for them, their status did prevent unflattering photos from being published. They won’t be given such grace in LA.
In fact, it appears that Prince Harry is already feeling a bit lost in his new life. “He cannot believe how his life has been turned upside down,” an insider told Daily Mail. “Harry has told friends he is really missing the Army as well as his military appointments.”
Some people are even concerned that Harry is regretting Megxit. Either way, the pair certainly have some stunning memories.
Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s picture-perfect rain photo
One of the most stunning photos of the Sussexes was taken during their final royal engagements in early March 2020. Snapped by Samir Hussein, a longtime Getty photographer who often covers the royal family, the photo captured the couple sharing an umbrella and looking absolutely in love.
“It was pouring down with rain, which can be very tricky when shooting flash photography,” Hussein told Vogue. “[It] also meant Harry and Meghan would be under an umbrella, which usually means it’s hard to get clean photos of the couple. Little did I know these elements would come together so spectacularly to produce a timeless image. I knew that if that light could be lined up to be right behind as they walked, then it could create a dramatic photo, acting like a backlight in a studio shot. I managed to maneuver myself to line up the flash behind them and then had to work quickly, with just a second or two to get the shot as they smiled wonderfully at each other. It’s a one in a million, when all the elements you could wish for as a photographer come together—perfect timing, great lighting, strong symbolism, and amazing subjects.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry adore the rain photo
Like many of us, the Sussexes were left breathless by the rain photo. “The picture that I took of Harry and Meghan in the rain recently, I’ve never had a reaction to a picture like that one,” Hussein told Us Weekly. “In terms of the reaction I’ve had from people, that’s got to be the most iconic from that point of view. I spoke to some of their team and they were really happy about it and talking about it.”
When Meghan and Harry settle into their permanent home, they need to make sure this photo is displayed prominently.