Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s photo featuring their family members will be displayed in the official souvenir program celebrating the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be featured in a key piece of coronation history, as their photo is set to be included in the official souvenir program celebrating the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camila. The 84-page program tells the life stories of Their Majesties and offers a preview of the coronation day, including the service in Westminster Abbey and the historic moment of crowning.
Royal photographer Chris Jackson shared a photo on Instagram that appears inside the keepsake. The picture was taken in honor of Charles’ milestone 70th birthday in 2018, and it features Prince George smiling big as he sits on the now-king’s lap, while Princess Charlotte sits next to him and Camila. Behind them are a smiling William and Kate, who is holding their newborn baby, Prince Louis. Harry and Meghan are all smiles as they stand next to them.
The photo was taken at Charles and Camila’s home in the gardens at Clarence House. Meghan was pregnant with Archie at the time, and the couple would go on to announce Meghan’s pregnancy a month later, using another photo snapped by Jackson.
Jackson also revealed that the picture will be featured in his new book, “Charles III – A King and His Queen,” and he is excited to chat about 20 years of royal photography at his talk at the Lanesborough in London.
Excited that my new book ‘CHARLES III – A KING AND HIS QUEEN’ is in book shops today! Don’t forget my two previous books are also still available and they don’t look too bad together 😉 pic.twitter.com/hYhgpg8vWV
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) March 21, 2023
Last week, the palace confirmed that Harry will be in attendance for the coronation. However, Meghan and their children, Archie and Lilibet, will be home in California as the ceremony falls on Archie’s birthday.
While the palace has not confirmed Harry’s role, if any, for the coronation, it is a significant moment for the prince, as it will be the first time he has seen his family in person since the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue in July 2021.
The inclusion of the photo in the coronation souvenir program is sure to be a hit with royal fans, who have been eagerly anticipating the event. With Harry’s attendance, the coronation will undoubtedly be a special moment for the family and the nation as a whole, as they witness the next chapter of the monarchy.