A picture of the four royals – Princes William and Harry with their partners Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle – taken simply by a fan on an iPhone on Christmas day, has appeared all around the world, beating many professional efforts.
Single mother Karen Murdoch, 39 — who has been credited by some sources as Karen Anvil, thanks to her Twitter handle – works in HR at a hospital, and took the shot as she waited outside St. Mary Magdalene Church as the Royals walked to a Christmas Day service. After posting it online, she has been bombarded by media outlets around the world, and says she hopes the profits she’s making on the image will help fund her daughter’s university fees.
Murdoch had no intentions to sell the images initially, and that her only photography experience is the occasional snap of her family and pets. She tells the Daily Telegraph she just “got lucky,” and describes the ensuing media attention as “the most bonkers thing ever.” She laughed about the experience, having been “the rudest guest over Christmas,” thanks to her phone being inundated with messages and calls.
With Meghan [Markle] coming into the [royal] family, and then finding that she was going to be there — we thought we live a short distance away, let's go down, it's not going to have a big impact on our day, that's what I was thinking at the time.
Murdoch says she got their attention simply by shouting “Merry Christmas!” Now, the image is appearing on newspaper headlines the world over.
Lead image by Uncoated via Pexels.
[via The Telegraph]