The royal family’s photographer shared his favorite photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — and it’s not at all what you’d expect
- Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson spoke to INSIDER about his new book, ” Modern Monarchy,” and some of his favorite moments with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry so far.
- He told us a photo he took on Wednesday featuring the couple holding hands and laughing is his favorite.
- Jackson also said Markle has brought a “new dynamic” to the royal familybecause of her “relaxed and unforced” nature.
You may not immediately recognize the name Chris Jackson, but he’s essentially an unofficial member of the royal family at this point. The photographer has been documenting the royals for Getty Images over the past 10 years, and he’s responsible for some of their most iconic photos — including Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first photos as an engaged couple, and some adorable moments of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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He’s been photographing Prince Harry and Markle for over a year now, so we asked him what his favorite photograph of the couple is so far — and his answer is one that’s surprisingly recent.
Jackson took what he considers his best photo of the couple during their first official visit to Sussex as duke and duchess of the county on Wednesday
“Having photographed Prince Harry for so many years as a solo royal, it’s been great to capture him with the duchess, two people who clearly share similar passions and are so relaxed and happy together,” Jackson told INSIDER. “I actually took my favorite photograph of the pair during a visit to Sussex yesterday — a lovely interaction as they held hands and burst into laughter during a visit to a youth project.”
Jackson follows members of the family as they embark on royal tours and official appearances; so far, he’s been impressed with Markle’s approach
“The Duchess of Sussex has really introduced an exciting new dynamic to the royal family,” Jackson said. “Right from her first official appearance at the Invictus Games in Toronto, she has been relaxed and natural on camera.”
He also thinks her demeanor has come across as “relaxed and unforced” since becoming a royal and she carries a sense of “confidence” during her high-profile appearances.
“She takes the time to chat to as many people as possible on royal engagements, and it’s certainly been exciting for me as a royal photographer to document this exciting time!” Jackson said.
Jackson said his favorite moments and photographs of the royal family are the slightly more candid ones
He especially loves the photos he takes that “remind you these are brother and sister, mother and son, sister and brother.”
For instance, he named the moment Markle and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, burst into laughter during Prince Harry’s speech for the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in May as one of his favorite moments he’s captured.
Several more of Jackson’s favorite moments have been collected in his new book, “Modern Monarchy,” which will be released on October 16 in the US and on October 9 in the UK.
Source: thisisinsider com