Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Lent a Hand for the Perfect New Year's Day Selfie
The royal selfie service stopped by to assist.
The royals have been spending the holidays in Canada with baby Archie and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland as part of their sabbatical from their royal duties.
They headed out on a hike together on New Year's Day, which was initially uneventful. But eventually, they ended up spotting a couple in "need" – who they decided to stop and assist...with snapping a selfie.
Meghan and Harry stumbled upon 29-year-old Asymina Kantorowicz and boyfriend Iliya Pavlovic, who were trying to take a photo together using a selfie stick to commemorate their hike. Unfortunately, it wasn't going so well.
"We’ve been doing this hike on New Year’s Day for the past two years. We took a little picnic out and we were finishing up and trying to get some selfies with the nice backdrop when a woman came up to us and asked if we wanted her to take our photo," Kantorowicz told People and CTV News Vancouver Island.
"We had noticed the group before, it was otherwise pretty secluded. They had two dogs with them and we wanted to pet one," she continued.
It wasn't immediately clear who the helpful couple was at first, who was accompanied by a third hiker. It was only when Kantorowicz noticed Suits star Abigail Spencer was included in their party that she realized Meghan Markle herself was actually taking their photo. Talk about a holiday surprise. Kantorowicz, a Suits fan, immediately recognized Meghan and realized Prince Harry was there, too.
"I couldn’t believe who it was. There was Meghan smiling at me, waiting to take the photo and it was just shock at that moment and disbelief," she said. "The only thing I could think to say to her was, ‘There’s only so much that selfie sticks can do. She laughed and said something like, ‘We’ll have to take a good photo then,’ and then Harry said, ‘No pressure.’"
The couple had nothing but positive things to say about Meghan and Harry, who wished them a happy new year, and took several snaps of their fellow hikers as a favor before continuing on their way.
"She seemed happy and down to earth — she was just enjoying her New Year’s hike with her husband and friend. She and Harry seemed really happy — like a happy newly married couple. I wish baby Archie had been there! I hope they’re enjoying their stay on Vancouver Island."