First official royal wedding photos have just been shared
If you thought that royal wedding fever would have died down by now, you were incorrect. As it turns out, people still have a lot to say about Meghan's apparently divisive Givenchy gown, and all the other effluvia that surrounded her and Prince Harry's nuptials. I mean, it makes perfect sense that that people would assume that an empty seat at St. George's Chapel was left as a tribute to Prince Harry's late mother Diana, right?
Either way, it's apparent that the public aren't quite ready to let go of the modern-day fairytale that is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story. And neither is Kensington Palace. The palace has just released the first official photos of the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Captured by Alexi Lubomirski, the snaps include the couple surrounded by their family, and the page boys and flower girls who assisted them through Saturday's service.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day. These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession," Kensington Palace wrote on their Twitter account.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip appear in two of the images - which were taken in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle - as well the Duke of Cambridge, who was Prince Harry's best man. Naturally, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles are present, and the picture also includes Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, who was the only member of her immediate family to attend the wedding.
"The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding," Kensington Palace continued. "They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world."
The final picture shows the newlyweds smiling together on the east terrace of Windsor castle.
The photographs were taken by Alexi Lubomirski who himself is royalty, via the lineage of the Polish House of Lubomirski. He was also responsible for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official engagement photos last year, captured at Frogmore House in Windsor.
"It has been an incredible honour 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 said in a statement to the press. "This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget."
At Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 nuptials, the official portraits of the newlyweds and the bridal party were taken by Hugo Burnand. Burnand also shot the official photographs for the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles six years prior.
Well, I think we can all agree that the pictures are just gorgeous - congratulations to the happy couple!