Touching picture of one of Prince Philip’s final moments joins Meghan and Harry’s last engagement in photo exhibition

A TOUCHING picture of Prince Philip taken in the months before his death appears alongside Meghan and Harry’s rain-soaked last UK engagement in a new photo exhibition.

The prestigious BPPA Exhibition shines a spotlight on sports, entertainment, politics and protests, through to royals, celebrities, and global events.

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Magic moment here of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London, March 5 2020[/caption]
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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh smile as they look through cards they received to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary, at Windsor Castle, November 17 2020[/caption]
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Cops detain Patsy Stevenson in London as people protest at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand on March 13 2021, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard[/caption]
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Serena Williams (USA) celebrates during her match against Giulia Gatto-Monticone in their Ladies’ Singles first round match during Day 2 of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2[/caption]
PM Boris Johnson meets then US President Donald Trump at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 24 2019
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Nine-year-old Salah al Wahbel, who lost his lower left leg when he stood on an anti-personnel mine near his home in Yemen, is being treated at the The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Marib, Yemen[/caption]
War veteran Captain Sir Thomas Moore receives a knighthood from Her Majesty at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020. The hero raised millions for the NHS at the start of the pandemic
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The sun sets upon the Drax Power Station, near Selby – as captured by a Nikon D3s camera, 12-24mm lens, exposure 125th sec at f5.6, iso200 – in January 2020[/caption]
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The Queen walks beside then US President Donald Trump through the East Gallery for the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on the first day of his three-day state visit to the UK on June 3 2019[/caption]
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Stormzy performs at the 2019 BRIT Awards in London, February 18 2020[/caption]
The Union flag is taken down outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of the UK leaving the European Union at the end of January 2020
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Neonatal nurse Kirsty Hartley carries premature baby Theo Anderson to his mum Kirsty Anderson in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital during the Covid outbreak, on May 15 2020[/caption]
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The Duchess Of Cambridge shelters under Prince William’s umbrella at the First Race as the horses parade in the ring at Royal Ascot[/caption]

Among the incredible photos is a magical shot of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex smiling at each other while sheltering from the pouring rain under an umbrella.

The royal couple were making their first official joint appearance since Megxit at the Endeavour Fund Awards, and looked utterly smitten.

The royal parents were seen holding hands and cuddling as they visited Mansion House in London for the ceremony in March 2020.

Another picture in the exhibition features the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh opening messages from their great-grandchildren as they celebrated 73 years as a married couple.

The royals, who were married in 1947 at Westminster Abbey, were photographed together on a sofa at Windsor Castle where the pair were spending lockdown in 2020.

The Queen attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London
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A Ghanaian funeral ceremony on June 5 2020, outside the London home of a man, 40, who died suddenly from suspected Covid. Snapped during the lockdown, his wife, family and friends could take part in the religious service[/caption]
Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden, following the Coronavirus outbreak, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, April 26, 2020
A cheeky Princess Charlotte sticks her tongue out while attending a presentation following the King’s Cup Regatta on August 8, 2019 in Cowes with her mum, the Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince Charles, pictured on February 4 2020 during a visit to TK Maxx in Tooting, London, after meeting with Prince’s Trust alumni who are now employed at the store[/caption]

There is also a poignant photo of war veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, being knighted by the Queen in 2020 following a special recommendation from the PM.

It came after Captain Tom aimed to complete 100 laps around his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday, on April 30, 2020.

He walked his 100th length with a guard of honour from the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment to raise cash for the NHS.

As he walked his last lap, the total raised hit £12.2million.

On May 1 his fundraiser was closed with an astounding £32,794,071 raised.

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The Irish Guards’ new canine regimental mascot, an Irish wolfhound called Turlough Mor, with his new handler, Drummer Adam Walsh of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, as he arrives at Wellington Barracks in London on December 10 2020[/caption]
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Dominic Cummings, ex special adviser to Boris Johnson, waits with a box of possessions on Whitehall after quitting No 10 on November 13 2020[/caption]
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Black Lives Matter protester Patrick Hutchinson carries an injured suspected far-right counter-protester to safety near London’s Waterloo Station following the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody[/caption]
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Lauren Cuthbertson as Odette rehearses in the Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London[/caption]
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Conor Hourihane of Swansea City celebrates with team mates moments after scoring a goal to make the score 1-1[/caption]
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A hot air balloon flies over London during the 2019 RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta[/caption]

There’s also a photo of a lonely-looking Dominic Cummings moments after he dramatically quit No10 upon losing the huge power struggle that had engulfed Downing Street.

The Brexit guru, who had originally planned to leave in the New Year, chose to exit through the front door past waiting photographers carrying a cardbox box full of his possessions.

In another photo, a BLM protester who was branded a “hero” by the Prime Minister is shown rescuing a rival white activist during clashes in London.

Patrick Hutchinson rescued the white protestor from a violent clash in June 2020, and was pictured carrying him to safety on his shoulder.

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Long distance swimmer Sarah Thomas, 37, arrives at St Margaret’s Beach near Dover in Kent to become the first person to swim the English Channel four times without stopping[/caption]
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Huge crowds at Cheltenham Festival on Day 1 in March 2020 as the Covid pandemic was announced and a worldwide shutdown was ordered
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A cyclist stops in the middle of a deserted Westminster Bridge to take a pic after PM Boris Johnson had announced that the UK would lockdown due to the pandemic[/caption]
Queen Elizabeth II takes her seat for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at the age of 99, during his funeral service in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire
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Mountain goats roam the streets of LLandudno on March 31, 2020 in Wales, as the animals enjoy freedom – and the lack of vehicles – during the Covid lockdown[/caption]

The photos all feature in the British Press Photographers’ Association’s annual show ‘Assignments 2021 – The BPPA Exhibition’.

Delayed due to the Covid pandemic, the event returns to London’s Southbank.

The exhibition is a showcase of 100 pics from members of the BPPA, celebrating the best of press photography.

Curated by five leading industry figures, this year’s show covers stories from April 2019 through to the recent developments in the pandemic.

Supported by Canon UK and Fixation, Assignments 2021 is open from Friday August 27 until Sunday September 5 (11am to 6pm daily) at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street.



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