That feeling when you’re out for a hike and you wish someone would come along on the trail to help you snap that perfect picture… and then someone does. And it’s Meghan Markle. Wait, what? Yes, that really happened to a Canadian couple on New Year’s Day. Asymina Kantorowicz was out for a holiday hike with her boyfriend Iliya Pavlovic, when they found the ideal view to snap a shot using their selfie stick. That’s when they encountered Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who were spending the holidays in Canada along with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and of course with baby Archie.
“We’ve been doing this hike on New Year’s Day for the past two years,” Kantorowicz told People. “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.”
She continued, “We had noticed the group before, it was otherwise pretty secluded. They had two dogs with them and we wanted to pet one.” Although the hiker was herself a news producer, she didn’t immediately recognize the royal, she said. Instead, she recognized Markle’s close pal and fellow Suits star Abigail Spencer, according to People. And that’s when it all clicked: No big deal, but the Duchess of Sussex was taking their picture.
“I’m a Suits fan and I first noticed Abigail and then I looked up and realized it was Meghan taking the photo. Then I looked back at the group and realized Prince Harry was there too!” she told People. “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.”
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She tried to think quickly on her feet for some cute conversation. “The only thing I could think to say to her was, ‘There’s only so much that selfie sticks can do,’ ” Kantorowicz told People. “She laughed and said something like, ‘We’ll have to take a good photo then,’ and then Harry said, ‘No pressure.'”
No pressure indeed!