Princess Beatrice close friend of the family.
On Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex delighted royal watchers around the world by releasing an intimate photograph of their daughter Lilibet taken on her first birthday.
But did you know there’s a link between this and Princess Beatrice? Misan Harriman, the celebrity photographer who shot Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s candid engagement photos, took the photos.
Misan’s black-and-white photographs were taken on the grounds of Windsor Great Park, which also happens to be the location of Frogmore Cottage, where Lilibet celebrated her birthday.
Misan and his family were present at the adorable red-haired tot’s first birthday party, which was held in the gardens of Frogmore Cottage.
“It was such an honor to celebrate Lilibet’s first birthday with my family and hers!” “All around joy and face painting,” he wrote on Instagram.
The photographer, who has been a long-time friend and confidant of Prince Harry and Meghan, also captured the portrait Prince Harry and Meghan released when they announced their pregnancy in a sweet Valentine’s Day post.
The couple shared a stunning black-and-white photo taken at their home in Santa Barbara. At the time, Misan wasn’t even with them! In reality, he was nearly 9,000 kilometers away.
The image was taken remotely from the UK by the self-taught photographer, who used the Sussexes’ iPad.
“In the age of COVID, obviously, it’s impossible for me to be there to shoot it,” he told Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts in February 2021. “So technology came to [the] rescue, and I was able to remotely take over the iPad.”
My voice could be heard, and it was conversational, and the rest is history.”