Was Harry and Meghan’s Time shoot inspired by their trip to New Zealand?

The hand-in-hand photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as part of their Time shoot may have been inspired by a glossy photo the couple took during their 2018 trip to New Zealand.

The pair are the cover stars of Time magazine’s 2021 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, but the photos have been branded “awkward” and “heavily airbrushed.”

One image, however, bears striking resemblance to a photo of the couple taken in 2018 just days after they announced they were expecting baby Archie on their final stop on the royal tour to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The recording shows Meghan Markle, 40, currently living in her $14 million California mansion, after stepping back from royal duty and looking longingly into the eyes of 37-year-old Harry.

taken by photographer Pari Dukovic, the Duke and Duchess sport matching green ensembles as they stroll hand-in-hand down a tree-lined path.

The hand-in-hand photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as part of their Time shoot may have been inspired by a glossy photo the couple took during their 2018 trip to New Zealand

The hand-in-hand photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as part of their Time shoot may have been inspired by a glossy photo the couple took during their 2018 trip to New Zealand

The 2018 photo, which came just days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry's quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans

The 2018 photo, which came just days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry's quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans

The 2018 photo, which came just days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry’s quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans

And in the 2018 photo, the pair once again walk hand-in-hand, gazing in wonder at 117-year-old redwoods as they made their way across a 700-foot-long suspension bridge walkway.

In both snaps, Harry is standing next to Meghan, holding her right hand with his left as the couple exchange a loving glance.

He also has a shirt while Meghan wears pants and a jacket with both poppers with her hand in her pocket.

However, in the most recent photo, Harry has significantly more hair – which may be part of the Time cover’s heavily criticized extreme photoshop.

The 2018 photo, which came days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry’s quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans.

She tossed the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a custom Givenchy sweater for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.

Harry and Meghan have agreed to be the cover stars of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people – with this new image released accompanied by a flowing profile

She completed the look with her £140 black jeans from Australian brand Outland and a pair of Blackbird flip flops from Birdies.

Meanwhile, for yesterday’s shoot, Meghan put on a very glamorous show in $1,690 pants and a $1,485 polo collar from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s California brand The Row.

Meghan was styled by world-renowned fashionista Nina Hallworth and her sister Jane when she appeared in Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

She chose the Row’s Demme Cashmere & Silk Turtleneck Sweater for the occasion, which she paired with the wool Igor pleated stretch wool wide leg trousers.

The 2018 photo, which came days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry's quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans.  She tossed the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a custom Givenchy sweater for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.

The 2018 photo, which came days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry's quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans.  She tossed the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a custom Givenchy sweater for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.

The 2018 photo, which came days after Meghan announced her pregnancy, shows the Duchess of Sussex dressed in Prince Harry’s quilted jacket and favorite pair of jeans. She tossed the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a custom Givenchy sweater for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.

The American publication released a glossy cover on Harry’s 37th birthday showing the Duke of Sussex standing behind his wife with his arms on her right shoulder in the ‘icons’ section of the annual lineup alongside Naomi Osaka, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears and Alexey navy.

One critic claimed the cover photo reflected the power dynamics in the relationship, as Meghan stands in front of her husband tweeting, “Wow, this photo speaks volumes. There’s no hiding who’s boss.” But Time photo editor Dilys Ng, who made the final decision on the cover image, said today that the portrait captures the “powerful dynamics of the Sussexes as equal partners.”

The glossy photos of the Sussexes are accompanied by a profile labeled by critics as sycophantic, written by their friend and chef José Andrés, whose charity World Central Kitchen is loved by the Sussexes and financially supported by their Archewell foundation in India and the Caribbean.

In another image, they are in matching gray office-style clothes next to a window in outfits chosen by celebrity stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, who recently dressed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

In another image, they are in matching gray office-style clothes next to a window in outfits chosen by celebrity stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, who recently dressed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

In another image, they are in matching gray office-style clothes next to a window in outfits chosen by celebrity stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, who recently dressed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

He wrote: ‘In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess feel sorry for the people they don’t know. They don’t just think. They run to battle.’ Andres said the couple are “blessed by birth and talent, and burned by fame,” adding: “It would be much safer to enjoy their happiness and remain silent. That’s not what Harry and Meghan do or who they are.”

On the cover, Harry is dressed all in black and Meghan all in white on a patio at their $14.65 million mansion and then in green, smiling at each other and holding hands as they walk through their estate in Montecito, California. .

In another image, in matching gray office-style clothes next to a window, they’re in outfits chosen by celebrity stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, who recently dressed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, in photos taken by Serb Pari Dukovic. But one critic, a fellow photographer, tweeted, “Terrible retouch job. They look CGI’.

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