Royal photographer reveals what it's really like working with Duchess Meghan

By Meaghan Wray

Getting up close and personal with a member of the British monarchy is an honour many royal watchers hope for, but only some get. Royal photographer Tim Rooke – who’s been behind the camera at major events like Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan’s weddings – has dished on what it’s like doing his job, and capturing Duchess Meghan.

Harry and Meghan visited Morocco together on royal tour. Photo by Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images

Tim travelled alongside the Sussexes on their trips to Morocco and Northern Ireland, and was responsible for many of the beautiful shots taken of them enjoying the countries' rich cultures. He told Insider it’s often much easier to get photos of them while they’re overseas, as “they seem more relaxed.”

Tim credited a lot of Meghan’comfort in front of the camera to her Hollywood background.

“For Meghan in particular, in her previous job, she was a lot more used to looking at photographers,” he said. “Quite often, though, you are able to get an eye line photo with her, but you don’t ever know if she is looking at you.”

The couple went to Northern Ireland in March 2018. Photo: © Tim Rooke - Pool/Getty Images

He added: “In fact, she is probably more likely looking at someone in the public. When I know I am going to be taking photos of Meghan, I try and look for a situation where I know I am going to get a photo of her looking at me, somewhere I know she might look.”

The photographer, who’s seen more than his fair share of memorable moments with the royals, has touted Meghan and Harry as “the most affectionate” of all royal couples.

“On my recent trip to Northern Ireland with Harry and Meghan, it was hard to not notice the amount of time she spent looking lovingly into his eyes,” he gushed. “I’ve not seen this much affection between two royals in my decades of shooting. They are much more affectionate in public than other royal couples.”

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