Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were photographed holding hands during a trip to the UK shortly before Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Just two days after the palace unveiled a new portrait of the royal family, photographer Misan Harriman released a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex standing close together, fingers crossed.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s moment before attending last month’s @OneYoungWorld opening ceremony,” Harriman captioned a photo on Instagram on Monday.
Harry, 38, dressed to impress in a black suit and tie, while Markle, 41, looked chic in red pants and a matching red blouse.
The “Suits” alum appeared to have a very serious expression on her face, while Harry gave the camera a small, soft smile.
The photographer also posted a black-and-white photo of Harry and Markle holding hands backstage at the event.
The Sussexes attended the Summit in Manchester, England on September 5th.
“She said, ‘Well, you’re not young anymore.
After attending the summit, the couple flew to Germany to attend Invictus Games’ Düsseldorf 2023 – One Year Later event.
However, their trip was cut short when Buckingham Palace announced on September 8 that the Queen’s health was deteriorating, and Harry rushed to Scotland to be by his grandmother’s side.
She died a few hours later, and unfortunately Harry didn’t get to say goodbye in time.
Harry and Markle joined Prince William, Kate Middleton, Charles III and the rest of the royal family in mourning the Queen, despite heightened tensions since stepping down from royal duties in 2020.
Markle and Harry attended the Queen’s funeral, where the former actress was seen in tears while the couple sat in the second row.
New photos of the exiled couple have been released just two days after portraits of William, Middleton, Charles and Queen Camilla Parker-Bowles, taken just before the Queen’s funeral, were released from the palace.
The fact that Harry and Markle are not in the portrait is further evidence of family tensions.