Royal fans spot unseen pic of Meghan and Harry during Queen’s meeting with Boris

The Queen has a sweet photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle displayed in Buckingham Palace, eagle-eyed royal fans have spotted.

On Wednesday, the monarch held an audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in their first in-person meeting since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Such meetings are usually private, but the cameras were allowed in to mark the fact that it was the first time in 15 months that the important figures were able to meet physically.

As well as picking up Her Majesty calling Health Secretary Matt Hancock a "poor man," cameras also snapped the sweet picture of the couple, who stepped back from royal duties in January last year.

Gossip magazine People reports that the portrait of the pair was from their 2017 engagement shoot, and that the sweet snap hasn't been officially released to the public.

Alongside it were images of other royal family members, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the Queen's late husband Prince Philip, who died earlier this year aged 99.

Although the Sussexes resigned as senior royals in January 2020, they proved their commitment to the Queen when they named their newborn daughter Lilibet, a nod to the monarch's affectionate pet name coined by her own father and used by her late husband.

However, Princess Diana's former voice coach Stewart Pearce has claimed Harry and Meghan's daughter's name is a tribute to Prince Philip and not the Queen, as originally thought.

Speaking to the Mail Online, he said Prince Philip was "a pillar" for the young prince after his mother's death.

"There is no doubt that the influence Prince Philip had over his grandson will live on in the heart of Harry, in the sense of the complete allegiance Prince Philip's life created in alliance with the Queen, after the sudden death of her father the King, and her own accession to the throne," he said.

Harry and wife Meghan welcomed their second child into the world on June 4, two months after Philip's death.

Baby Lilibet is the younger sister of Archie, who was born in May 2019.

Mr Pearce claimed he had heard from his royal sources that the Queen was "overjoyed" at Lilibet's name.

According to the BBC, the nickname was coined when then-Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and couldn't pronounce her own name properly.

Her grandfather King George V would affectionately call her Lilibet, imitating her attempts to say her name.

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