THE QUEEN appears to have removed a photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from a pride of place in her Audience Room.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the previously unseen snap of the newlyweds on a table at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty met George Brandis, Australian High Commissioner to the UK, on May 30.
A previously unseen portrait of Meghan and Harry was spotted in the Queen’s Audience Room on May 30
But today, as composer Thea Musgrave was presented the Queen’s Medal for Music, royal fans noticed that the frame had been removed – leaving a snap of Harry and brother Prince William to take centre stage.
It’s not known why the image was removed, but it’s likely royal aides move treasured family portraits around the grand home.
The previously unseen snaps are believed to have been taken during their engagement shoot
The photo shows the smartly-dressed pair posing for the camera as the new Duchess of Sussex, 36, affectionately rests her hand on her 33-year-old husband’s chest.
It is believed to have been taken during their engagement shoot.
It was the first photo of Meghan to appear in Buckingham Palace and it sat alongside Her Majesty’s other treasured photographs of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Other portraits to feature in the room are ones of Zara and Mike Tindall on their wedding day, a picture of William and Harry in Military uniform and a portrait of Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence.
The Audience Room is where the Her Majesty keeps some of her most prized possessions and is situated on the palace’s first floor.
On the mantelpiece stands two 18th Century English porcelain pheasants valued at £20,000; as well as a white marble and gilt bronze clock, valued at £4,000; an English gilt mirror, valued at £30,000.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a Buckingham Palace garden party after their wedding
At Buckingham Palace, audiences are either held in The Queen’s Audience Room or in the 1844 Room.
The Queen gives a weekly audience to the Prime Minister and will also have a private audience with the Chancellor of the Exchequer new budgets are announced.
The Queen also chairs Privy Council meetings, which are held regularly throughout the year, usually around once a month.
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