The powerful photos were posted to Harriman’s Instagram account and taken behind the scenes of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s appearance at the One Young World Summit in Manchester on September 5. The event marked one of many in Prince Harry and Markle’s series of engagements away from their home in the US, which came to a stop due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
In the first new portrait, the couple looks on straight into the camera, with Markle standing tall and slightly in front of Prince Harry as she lightly holds his hand. The second black-and-white portrait taken from the side sees them holding hands completely this time, a loving gesture they often share when together at public events. Markle is wearing a bright red blouse and trousers from eco-conscious brand AnotherTomorrow with Aquazzura heels, and gold hoops, while Prince Harry wears a dark blue suit. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moments before attending the opening ceremony of One Young World last month,” Harriman captioned the photos on Instagram.
Markle, who has served as a counselor for One Young World since 2014, also took the stage at the summit to deliver an inspiring speech, which was her first time addressing an audience since the couple stepped down as senior royals in March 2020. “I am thrilled that my husband is able to join me here this time, to be able to see and witness firsthand my respect for this incredible organization and all that it provides, as well as accomplishes,” Markle said. “One Young World has been an integral part of my life for so many years before I met him, so to meet again here on UK soil with him by my side, makes it all feel full circle.”