Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have perfectly illustrated the power of a photograph.
On Thursday night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first joint, public engagement since announcing they are to step down as senior members of the Royal Family on 31 March.
The pair attended the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, co-ordinating in blue ensembles.
But it wasn’t just their sartorial prowess that won over fans: a photo showing Harry shielding Meghan from the rain under an large umbrella quickly became a talking point on social media.
From the colour pop of Meghan’s Victoria Beckham form-fitting, turquoise dress to the sweet gaze they shared, the picture seemed to be sprinkled with a little bit of magic.
The couple may have had a little trepidation about the reception they might receive from the British public, following the fall-out of their bombshell announcement, but they needn’t have worried.
Dozens of well wishers had braved the bad weather to catch a glimpse of the couple, and cries of “we love you Harry and Meghan” rang out (with just a single boo), which caused a beaming duchess to turn and wave.
And the love continued online, with people heading to social media to fawn over the iconic photograph.
On Twitter, fans have 'liked' and 'retweeted' the photographs hundreds of times, comparing the snapshot to earlier snaps of the couple sharing an umbrella.
Omfg I’m shook. Harry and Meghan didn’t have to go offfff like this.— Hanii (@HaniLee1) March 5, 2020
Look at them, whew!🔥🔥😍 pic.twitter.com/sfE3lTLIq5
We have a winner. Harry and Meghan look magical in this pic. pic.twitter.com/LfBL2FZSHl— Vash (@VeeFraz) March 5, 2020
when i grow up i want to be meghan markle and have the type of love that she and harry have🥺 pic.twitter.com/X8YvqQyHgt— jacey ✰･ﾟ (@LOVEONT0UR) March 5, 2020
I am here for this level of happiness! Oh my goodness. 😍. Harry and Meghan, I wish you an amazing life full of moments like this. pic.twitter.com/JrHnv3nlxa— Aly Brendan (@AlyBrendan) March 5, 2020
Meghan and Harry this evening. Nothing but respect for MY royal family. 😍👑 pic.twitter.com/RSTHga5CHP— Callum (@CallumDash_) March 5, 2020
Hang it in the Lourve. Meghan and Harry showing everyone what healthy boundaries will do for you. pic.twitter.com/ixyvpPwCIS— Shea Simmons (@heysheashea) March 5, 2020
Next week, Harry and Meghan will carry out what is expected to be their last official appearance alongside other senior royals including the Queen, Harry's father, Prince Charles, his brother Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the annual Commonwealth Service at London's Westminster Abbey.
It’s thought Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, isn’t in the UK with the couple.