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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Reacted To Their Most Iconic Photo Yet

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By Savannah Pointer

The photograph if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that set the internet abuzz is reportedly going to have a prominent place in the American home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“The picture that I took of Harry and Meghan in the rain recently, I’ve never had a reaction to a picture like that one,” the photographer, Samir Hussein told Us Weekly. “In terms of the reaction I’ve had from people, that’s got to be the most iconic from that point of view. I spoke to some of their team and they were really happy about it and talking about it.”

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The Photographer Explained How The Photo Was Taken

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Hussein explained that the photo of the Sussexes’ was taken during one of their final royal appearances and was taken during the pouring rain in a lucky shot by the longtime Getty photographer.

“It was pouring down with rain, which can be very tricky when shooting flash photography,” Hussein told Vogue. “[It] also meant Harry and Meghan would be under an umbrella, which usually means it’s hard to get clean photos of the couple. Little did I know these elements would come together so spectacularly to produce a timeless image.

The Photographer used Another Person’s Flash For Backlighting

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The Getty photographer explained, “I knew that if that light could be lined up to be right behind as they walked, then it could create a dramatic photo, acting like a backlight in a studio shot. I managed to maneuver myself to line up the flash behind them and then had to work quickly, with just a second or two to get the shot as they smiled wonderfully at each other.

“It’s a one in a million, when all the elements you could wish for as a photographer come together—perfect timing, great lighting, strong symbolism, and amazing subjects.”

An American Home Might Have Always Been In Markle’s Plan

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Heading back to the United States with her prince in tow might have always been the plan for Meghan Markle, according to a source cited by The Sun UK.

"This is the ideal result for her - she comes back to Hollywood with a prince to show off and getting to pick and choose who she wants to work and socialize with rather than the other way around,” the unnamed source told The Sun.

"I think she always wanted to be back here, she always dreamed of the full-blown Hollywood lifestyle and this kind of clout. And I don't think it was even that hard to persuade Harry.

Harry Was Enamored With Hollywood

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According to the same source, Prince Harry was so enthralled with not just Meghan, but Hollywood in general, the pair were both equally as delighted to expand their social circles to include each other’s.

"Harry would do anything she wanted even when she was just a USA actress. She then was able to extend her circle thanks to their relationship and bring names like Oprah and Serena Williams to their wedding,” The Sun’s source said.

"He was smitten and star struck over the whole thing. I don’t think she had to twist his arm to move to Hollywood."

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