Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Brought a Personal Photographer with Them to Visit Nigeria Over the Weekend

It’s a name that you’ll no doubt recognize, at that.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Nigeria
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There were plenty of cameras on hand for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Nigeria—their first international trip for public consumption since stepping back as working members of the royal family in 2020. In what felt like a royal tour (and we’re here for it!), Harry and Meghan spent three days undertaking engagements related to mental health, women’s empowerment, and sport, and it was all documented by their personal photographer (and friend), Misan Harriman.

Misan Harriman


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The Mirror reports that, even though Meghan eschewed the employ of a stylist or a glam squad (according to her makeup artist Daniel Martin, who didn’t accompany her on the Nigeria trip), Harriman was there, documenting the trip as it unfolded. “Their close friend and photographer Misan Harriman accompanied them on the visit and was seen taking pictures of the moment they arrived at [Governor] Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s house,” the publication reports. “Misan has also been sharing plenty of other pictures from the Nigeria trip on his Instagram.” The outlet added “In one picture, Harry can be seen chatting with a Nigerian military veteran at a hospital. Misan also shared a black-and-white photograph of Harry as they headed to Nigeria.”

This is far from the first time Harriman has collaborated with the Sussexes—he took the picture with which Harry and Meghan announced her pregnancy with Princess Lilibet, as well as Lili’s first birthday portrait at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in June 2022. He also snapped a portrait of Meghan used to announce her new podcast with Lemonada Media earlier this year, and Meghan, too, has supported her friend, joining him at a Netflix Q&A in December of last year.

Just as Meghan learned through a genealogy test that she is 43 percent Nigerian, Harriman, too, has deep ties to the country—he was born there, so the visit was no doubt extra special.

Meghan Markle

Meghan joined Harriman and David Oyelowo for a Netflix Q&A last year.

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Harriman shot this portrait of Meghan, which she used to announce her new podcast with Lemonada Media earlier this year.

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Upon the conclusion of their whirlwind three-day visit, Harry and Meghan called their time in Nigeria “unforgettable,” and possibly hinted at future royal tours, writing that this was the “first of many memorable trips.”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.