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Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

Image copyright THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX / ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI Image caption The bride had 10 bridesmaids and pageboys including Princess Charlotte and Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs taken on their wedding day.

The pictures, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, include a group photograph with bridesmaids and close family, including their parents and the Queen.

The couple would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations on Saturday, Kensington Palace said.

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits,” a statement added.

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Mr Lubomirski, who also took the couple’s official engagement pictures, said it had been an “incredible honour” to document the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s “inspiring journey of love”.

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget,” he said.

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Thousands of well-wishers gathered in Windsor as Prince Harry wed Meghan in St George’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon.

More than 110,000 people filled the town’s streets with about 67,000 train trips made in and out of Windsor’s two stations on Saturday, according to the council.

Meanwhile, an average of 11 million viewers watched on BBC or ITV at any one time.

Image copyright THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX / ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI Image caption Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was the only member of her family to attend the wedding

Mr Lubomirski is normally found shooting for fashion magazines like Vogue and Harpers Bazaar and can count celebrities including Beyoncé, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson among his subjects.

According to his website, in 2014 he published a book called ‘Princely advice for a happy life’, written for his sons, about behaving like a 21st Century prince.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexi Lubomirski (right) and his wife Giada were among the guests at the ceremony on Saturday

Meghan’s pure white, boat neck gown was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy.

A five metre-long white silk veil – which covered her face as she entered the chapel – included embroidered floral detail representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

This was kept in place by Queen Mary’s diamond encrusted bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.

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For the couple’s private evening reception, the Duchess of Sussex changed into a lily white, silk crepe halter-neck dress designed by Stella McCartney.

On Monday, the British fashion designer shared an animated sketch of the gown and said making it was “one of the most humbling moments of my career”.

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I am so proud and honoured to have been chosen by the Duchess of Sussex to make her evening gown and represent British design. It has truly been one of the most humbling moments of my career. Congratulations Harry and Meghan! x Stella

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As a member of the royal family, Meghan now has an official profile on the Royal Family website, which details her work for a number of charitable causes.

“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” the Duchess of Sussex, said on the site.

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It probably shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came up with an inventive way to mark the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the royal wedding on Instagram. The pair has been using social media in quite groundbreaking fashion, by royal-family standards, since they launched their Instagram account this spring. They’ve shared more intimate photos than we’re used to seeing—the now-infamous Mother’s Day “sliver of feet” ‘gram a great example—and also come up with original ways of spotlighting their causes, as with their idea to follow a rotating set of accounts each month.

For their wedding anniversary, the pair had a montage of sorts created, featuring 14 new photos from their royal wedding. All of them, for the most part, show angles or perspectives we hadn’t seen before: Harry and William looking up a staircase, Meghan walking into the church with Charles, Meghan with her mother. This is just the sort of content Sussex fan blogs cannot get enough of, and it offers enough of a window into the day that it feels like we are getting something new. (We got to see, for example, who handed Meghan her bouquet as she entered the church: it was Harry’s assistant!)

Rather than presenting the collection as a slideshow, the pair chose to make a little video out of them, using their recessional song, “This Little Light of Mine,” as the soundtrack.

We do not know how Meghan and Harry spent their actual anniversary, though Harry attended the wedding of Gabriella Windsor, the Queen’s cousin, the day before it, at the same venue where he and Meghan got married. (Meghan, who gave birth to son Archie two weeks ago, did not attend.)

The Official Royal Wedding Family Portrait Was Just Released!

We’re crying all over again.

Just when we thought all the Royal Wedding surprises and tears were behind us, Kensington Palace goes and gives us another gem: the official Royal Wedding family portrait, and it’s glorious.

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. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/WBim9EkI4D

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 21, 2018

The photo, taken by Alexi Lubomirski (he’s a prince as well, actually) was just released in a small, limited series after the world realized they were locked out from ever seeing official Royal Wedding reception photos. Boo. You’ll notice Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria, standing proudly by her side, not seeming to notice or care that Meghan’s father wasn’t present. Prince Charles and Camilla were also in the photo, together, as a major display of family maturity and tolerance, and we were overcome with all the good feelings at the sight of the Royal Wedding bridesmaids and pageboys.

The official Royal Wedding family portrait also showed a bright and brimming look at Kate Middleton and Prince William, but unfortunately their newest baby, Prince Louis, is absent from the photo as he was too young to attend. You can see an adorable photo of him here, though.

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We assume the photos were taken immediately following the Royal Wedding reception, because Meghan is seen in her Givenchy gown and historic tiara, and Harry in his military suit, which he looked dashing in next to the gorgeous pile of children from his wedding ceremony.

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LONDON — Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.

Alexi Lubomirski’s images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses, as well as Markle’s mother and the children who served as bridesmaids and page boys.

This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday May 19, 2018.| Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP

A second image shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they now are known, just with the children.

The newlyweds also posed for a less formal black and white photo.

The palace said Monday that the pair “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.”

In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, center, in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday May 19, 2018. Others in photo from left, back row, Brian Mulroney, Remi Litt, Rylan Litt, Jasper Dyer, Prince George, Ivy Mulroney, John Mulroney; front row, Zalie Warren, Princess Charlotte, Florence van Cutsem. | AFP PHOTO / THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX / ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI, VIA AP

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ALEXI Lubomirski is the photographer who captured royal sweethearts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their official Royal Wedding photos.

Here’s what you need to know about the celebrity snapper who’s worked with a whole host of A-list stars – and which pictures of the big day have been released so far.

6 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are surrounded by their page boys and bridesmaidsCredit: PA:Press Association

Which Royal Wedding photos have been released?

Royal fans were captivated by the wedding which took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19.

Meghan Markle dazzled in a Givenchy gown while Prince Harry opted for military regalia.

And just two days after the wedding of the year, a selection of the official portraits have been released.

So far three have been made public, one in black and white and the remaining two in colour.

The monochrome shot shows a candid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a set of steps, while one of the colour shots shows the couple surrounded by their bridesmaids and page boys.

The third is a family affair, with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Doria Ragland, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their bridesmaids and page boys posing in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle.

6 The black and white shot shows the pair on a set of stepsCredit: PA:Press Association

Who is Alexi Lubomirski?

Alexi Lubomirski is a fashion photographer who was born in England to a Peruvian/English mum and Polish/French dad.

He moved to Botswana aged eight with his mum and English stepfather, who encouraged his interest in photography.

He later returned to the UK to study photography at degree level at Brighton University.

After graduation he worked as Mario Testino’s assistant for four years, and later went on to work with Katie Grand on now defunct culture title The Face.

6 The couple’s family join them for a portrait in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor CastleCredit: PA:Press Association

Since then his work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar US, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Germany, Vogue Russia, Vogue Spain, Vogue Korea, Vogue China, Vogue Nippon, Men’s Vogue China, Numero Tokyo, W Korea, GQ USA and Allure.

He has also had books published of his work, and currently lives in New York with his wife and their two sons.

6 Photographer Alex Lubomirski with one of his photography books

Who else has Alexi Lubomirski taken photographs of?

Alexi has worked with Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.

After working with Lupita Nyongo, he was inspired to publish a book celebrating beauty in all its forms.

He said: ” embraces a wider range of beauty than that which we were used to seeing in mainstream media and aims to put all these beauties on a pedestal, so that everyone who looks at it, no matter her race, size, colour, age or sexual orientation, can identify.”

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Had Alexi Lubomirski worked with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

Alexi explained on Instagram that he was invited to shoot the loved-up couple for their engagement snaps.

He posted: “A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits.

“Not only was it an incredible honour, but also an immense privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for each other.

“I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took.”

In April 2018, Kensington Palace announced on Twitter that Alexi would work with the couple again.

He was chosen to take the official photographs at Windsor Castle of Harry and Meghan’s wedding on May 19.

6 One of the official portraits of Harry and MeghanCredit: PA:Press Association

Is Alexi Lubomirski also a royal?

When he was a child, Alexi was told that he is related to the Polish Royal family – his official title is His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski.

In 2014 he published a book about how to act like a royal which he dedicated to his two boys, Soleluka, 7, and Leone, 4.

He said: “On first birthday I wanted to give him something that would last forever and meant something.

6 This black and white portrait shows how deeply the couple love one anotherCredit: PA:Press Association

“Once you have your own child, you start to understand your parents, what my father taught me about my title and heritage, and what I wanted to teach my son.

“It’s okay to be proud, but you have to adapt to a modern world.

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“My mother said to me, ‘If you are to be a prince in today’s world, you have to be a prince in your heart and in your actions.’

“This book is that old-school advice and way of living with a modern, more spiritual twist.”

The title focuses on embracing princely qualities such as chivalry, honour, courage, and charity, and all proceeds went to a charity aimed at eliminating extreme poverty across the globe.

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First official royal wedding photos

Kensington Palace has released the first official royal wedding photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose celebrity and fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to capture their first moments as a married couple.

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Advertisement Image: The couple with their bridesmaids and pageboys

He took the pictures at Windsor Castle after the couple completed their carriage procession.

The main picture (below) shows:

Image: The couple with the Royal Family and the pageboys and bridesmaids

Mr Lubomirski also took the couple’s official pictures in the gardens of Frogmore House when they got engaged.

A Kensington Palace spokesman 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 UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.

“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.”

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Image: Meghan and Harry looked elated after saying their vows

Mr Lubomirski said: “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.

“This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”

Despite marrying a prince, Megan is not a princess. The duchess’s official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales, taken from her husband’s name.

Rules governing the monarchy say only those with royal blood can use the title of Prince or Princess followed by their first name.

However, their children would have royal blood and so would automatically become a prince or princess.

Wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski has an impressive-sounding title of his own.

Image: Alexi Lubomirski took the official pictures

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The 42-year-old’s official title is “His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski” – he is descended from an influential Polish family who received their hereditary title in the 17th century.

Born in England, before moving to Botswana aged eight, Mr Lubomirski now lives in New York with his wife and two sons.