Meghan Markle publicly showed face for the first time since announcing she would not be attending King Charles’ coronation on May 6.
Markle, 41, appeared via video to introduce her friend and photographer Misan Harriman ahead of his TED Talk.
“Our next speaker has an unmatched eye for a good photograph,” Markle said in the video, via People magazine. “I’ve experienced his talent firsthand as he’s captured many meaningful milestones for me and my family, and I know there are many others who share in this experience.”
“His lens has photographed everything from events that have changed the world, invisible moments we all desperately needed to see, along with some of the planet’s most recognizable faces,” she continued. “But this was not always his path, and you might be surprised to hear not who, but what, he credits for his success. I’m so thrilled to welcome to the stage, my dear friend, Misan Harriman.”
Harriman was recognized for the photos he took of the Black Lives Matter movement and spoke about his work during the TED talk. He also thanked Markle for her introduction.
“The Duchess of Sussex was kind enough to introduce me unto the stage for my @ted Thank you for the support Meg,” he wrote on Twitter.
Harriman has also captured important moments in Markle’s life – including the “Suits” actress’ pregnancy announcement in 2021. The photographer most recently took photos of Prince Harry and Markle’s daughter, Lilibet, for her first birthday in June.
Harriman even made an appearance in the Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan.”
Markle’s introduction of the photographer marked the first time she’s been seen since confirming she would be staying behind while Prince Harry traveled to the United Kingdom for King Charles’ coronation.
“Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th,” Buckingham Palace previously shared. “The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”
Prince Archie will celebrate his fourth birthday the same day as King Charles’ Westminster Abbey ceremony.
“It’s going to be a low-key party at home,” a source told People magazine. “They’ll have friends around them and Meghan’s mom, Doria [Ragland]. Meghan will definitely have support that weekend.”
Prince Harry and Markle share two kids together, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
“They are so sweet together,” the source said. “Archie loves Lili. He’s such a sweet boy. When she’s not around, he asks, ‘Where’s Lili?'”