The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are all smiles in a newly released portrait.
In the sophisticated, black-and-white image, both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are suited up in their new Montecito, California home. Meghan wears a sleek, fitted blazer, plain white T-shirt, and trousers with her hair in her signature waves. Meanwhile, Prince Harry pairs his suit with a button-down oxford and no tie. The royal couple looks relaxed and at ease in the portrait, with the duchess seemingly photographed mid-laughter.
The image was captured by Matt Sayles, a Los Angeles based photographer who focuses on creating images that “reflect a more inclusive image of beauty” and highlight stories from underrepresented communities. The snapshot coincides with news of the couple’s upcoming stint as hosts and emcees for their TIME100 virtual conversation, titled “Engineering a Better World.”
A source close to the Sussexes tells BAZAAR.com that the couple was personally involved in selecting the theme, curating the topics, and choosing the guests for their respective episode a part of the TIME100 virtual conversations. Both the duke and duchess are expected to make opening and closing remarks as well as help moderate discussions featuring high-profile experts, advocates, online creators, and journalists to discuss the pursuit of a “more compassionate, safe, and trustworthy digital world.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both TIME100 alumni, are among the most influential voices in the world,” said Dan Macsai, TIME executive editor and editorial director of the TIME100, in a statement. “We look forward to working with them to elevate essential voices and highlight real solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.