The Queen's never-before-seen photo of Harry and Meghan spotted in Buckingham Palace

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Friday, 14 June 2019, 3:42PM

A previously unseen photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been spotted at Buckingham Palace.

The touching portrait of the newlyweds is on display in the audience room of the Queen's London residence.

The portrait of the couple in a loving embrace can be seen on the right of the fireplace of the living room where she hosts her weekly audience, reported the Daily Mail.

It is the first photo of Meghan to appear in Buckingham Palace and it sits alongside Her Majesty's other treasured photographs of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The photograph takes pride of place at the front of the table. It shows Harry dressed in a blue suit facing Meghan who is wearing a figure-hugging dress.

It is unclear when and where the photo was taken, but Hello! reports it was likely taken by the couple's wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski as part of their engagement shoot.

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The photo of the couple replaces a portrait of the Queen's daughter Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence.

Other portraits in the room show Zara and Mike Tindall on their wedding day and a picture of William and Harry in military uniform.

The Queen regularly shifts the photo frames around but these have been in place for years.

The audience room is where the Queen stores some of her most significant treasures, giving royal fans a rare glimpse into her personal life.