Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated the end of their royal wedding weekend by releasing their official wedding portraits.
The photos were shot by fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski and were taken in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after the royal couple’s carriage procession.
Lubomirski was the same photographer to shoot the couple’s engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor late last year.
In the first photo, the entire royal family is featured, with the exception of 4-week-old Prince Louis, the little bridal party and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the U.K., Commonwealth, and around the world.”
The spokesperson also notes:
“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits taken by Alexi Lubomirski and are happy to be able to share them today. They would also like to say thank you for all of the generous messages of support they have received.”
Also in the release was a photo of just Harry and Meghan with their adorable page boys and bridesmaids.
And last but definitely not least, the couple released a very romantic black-and-white photo featuring just the two of them.
In a statement Lubomirski said:
“It has been an incredible honor and privilege to document The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday.”
Lubomirski also notes:
“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”
And for those wondering about the details of Meghan Markle’s $270,000 Givenchy dress, here’s what we know:
- Markle had been working with British designer Clare Waight Keller in secret since January inside the designers London home, up until the wedding day to not only great create the most perfect gown but also a 16-foot cathedral length train.
- From start to finish, it took 3,900 hours over four months to make the dress alone.
- The veil was embroidered by hand with meaningful designs including a California poppy, a nod to her home state.
- Workers were required to wash their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and silk threads pristine.