We're so used to Kate Middleton's outright ownership of every photo she's in that we've forgotten what the official beginning of a royal relationship looks like. Never has a deer been compelled to stare into so many headlights all at once. So even though Meghan Markle has starred in a hit TV series, nothing could have prepared her for the step-and-repeat that came with getting engaged to Prince Harry.
But do not be fooled by any photo you may see in the coming days in which Markle, the future Duchess of somewhere romantic-sounding, looks at all overwhelmed by her surroundings.
She is thoroughly in control of the situation. Prince Harry, who until last year when he met the American actress was the most eligible bachelor in the world, would not be getting married if she wasn't.