Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Never-Before-Seen Pic From Trip Taken While Dating

We've got a whole new perspective

Updated 04/05/19

Between their royal tour, their adorable date nights and, of course, the royal wedding, we’ve seen more than our fair share of pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Meghan looking in love enough to make our hearts explode.

But their latest never-before-seen snap, from their days of courtship, gives us a whole new perspective on their relationship.

Following Harry’s attendance of the London premiere of Netflix’s new miniseries, Our Planet, on Thursday, April 4—which focuses on climate change and how it affects Earth’s creatures—the duo posted a series of photos to Instagram that showcased the Duke of Sussex’s commitment to wildlife. The images were courtesy of the pair’s brand-new Instagram account.

The gallery not only featured a photo of Harry with his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William, from the event, but one of the environmental activist, 34, kneeling alongside his then bride-to-be and a bull elephant in Botswana.

The duo was able to help outfit the creature, who had been temporarily sedated, with a satellite collar that allowed conservationists to keep track of him and “better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward.”

“Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tusks. Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict,” the photo caption reads.

The Invictus games founder and the Suits alum, 37, are intently focused on their work in the shot, which shows them dressed for the occasion in matching tan caps, a polo for Harry and a casual purple tank for Meghan.

As you’ll recall, Meghan’s Cleve and Company engagement ring from the prince features a center stone from Botswana, where the pair vacationed early in their relationship—their third date, in fact!

“We camped out with each other under the stars, sharing a tent and all that stuff. It was fantastic,” Harry said during the couple’s engagement interview in November 2017.

While the snap certainly makes for a ‘gram-worthy moment, it also goes to show how important activism is to the couple and who they are as people.

“It was really one of the first things we connected on,” Meghan also said in that engagement interview. “It was one of the first things we started talking about when we met was just the different things we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were about seeing change. I think that was what got date two in the books probably.”

Thank goodness!

Our Planet is now available for streaming on Netflix.

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