Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

Meghan Markle heartbreak: Duchess pays tribute to Vogue photographer – ‘Deeply missed’ | Royal | News

Meghan and Harry published two never-before-seen black and white pictures by Peter Lindbergh alongside with a touching message on their official Instagram account, sussexroyal. In their poignant statement, the royal pair celebrated the life of the world-famous photographer, before saying he will be “deeply missed”. 

Harry and Meghan wrote: “Honouring the life and work of photographer Peter Lindbergh. His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal makeup. 

“The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest-edited.

“There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life.

“‘Forces for Change’ was one of the esteemed photographer’s final published projects. He will be deeply missed.”  

The message was paired with two snaps, including one photograph depicting a smiling Meghan hugging the prolific photographer. 

British Vogue, with which both Meghan and Mr Lindbergh collaborated to create the September issue, left a comment with just three red emoji hearts under Meghan and Harry’s Instagram post. 

The Duchess of Sussex worked for several months with the photographer and Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief at Vogue UK. 

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In his editor’s letter introducing the special issue of Vogue, Mr Enninful revealed the decision to call Mr Lindbergh for the job was agreed “at the same time” by he and Meghan.

He wrote: “It was one of those brilliantly spontaneous moments when HRH The Duchess of Sussex and I had exactly the same idea at exactly the same time.”  

Mr Lindbergh took pictures of the 15 women featuring on the cover of the magazine, titled ‘Forces for Change’ and particularly appreciated a request Meghan had for him before he started working with the models. 


The photographer himself revealed in August: 

“My instructions from the Duchess were clear: ‘I want to see freckles!’”

The request was entirely up the photographer’s alley, as he loved make-up free shots and freckles.

He added: “Well that was like running through open doors for me. I love freckles.  

“I hate retouching, I hate make-up. I always say ‘take the make-up off!’.” 

The Polish-born photographer died yesterday aged 74, as announced by a message published on his official Instagram page. 

The message read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74.

“He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.”

Born in 1944, Mr Lindbergh is credited with the rise of the supermodel, and has worked with some of the most famous ones, including Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. 

Meghan and Harry weren’t the only celebrities to pay tribute to Mr Lindbergh. 

Oscar-winning Charlize Theron, supermodel Linda Evancelista and singer Mika gathered on social media to express their sadness and share snaps the artist had taken of them.  


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