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Princess Beatrice's special connection with Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet revealed

Misan Harriman is a close friend of the royal family

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex delighted royal watchers across the world when they released an intimate picture of their daughter Lilibet during her first birthday on Saturday.

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But did you know this has a special connection with Princess Beatrice? The images were taken by celebrity photographer Misan Harriman, who was the man behind Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's candid engagement photos.

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Misan's pictures were taken in black and white on the grounds of Windsor Great Park – which also happens to be where Frogmore Cottage is located, where Lilibet celebrated her birthday.

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The adorable red-haired tot was captured in the gardens of Frogmore Cottage, during her first birthday party, and was attended by Misan and his family.

"It was such a privilege to celebrate the 1st birthday of Lilibet with my family and hers! Joy and face painting all around," he wrote on Instagram.

The photographer, who is a lifelong friend and close confidant, also captured the portrait Prince Harry and Meghan released when they announced to the world they were expecting little Lilibet in a sweet Valentine's Day post.

Meghan was pictured with baby Lili on her friend Misan Harriman's Instagram account (swipe)

The couple shared a beautiful black-and-white photograph taken at their Santa Barbara home. Misan wasn't even with them at the time! He was actually nearly 9,000 kilometres away.

The self-taught photographer took the image remotely from the UK, and did it by using the Sussexes' iPad.

In February 2021, he told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts: "In the age of COVID, you know, it's impossible, obviously, for me to be there to shoot it, so technology came to [the] rescue, and I was able to remotely take over the iPad. "They could hear my voice, and it was conversational, and the rest really is history."

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