The official wedding photos from the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been officially released with one prime UK paper calling them the “boldest” as well as the “most intimate” portraits of a Royal wedding ever.
The three key images were taken at Windsor Castle by British photographer Alexi Lubomirski directly following the carriage procession on Saturday. The first photo features the newlyweds in the Castle’s Green Drawing Room sitting alongside the Queen and other prominent Royals and Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
The second image of the newlyweds shows them surrounded by 4 page boys and 6 bridesmaids made up of their friend’s children as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The third photo is a black-and-white shot of the couple sitting together on the stairs outside the Castle.
The images are widely considered to be more casual in nature than the last Royal wedding between Prince William at Kate Middleton. The official portrait for that wedding showed everyone formally standing except for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Media coverage of the photos naturally exploded with pundits calling them “extraordinary” and “gorgeous”. Some commentators pointed out the boldness of these more candid photos when compared with what is typically expected of Royal weddings.
A statement that accompanied the photos said that the newlyweds were “delighted” with how the photos came out and thanked everyone who attended their wedding on the weekend. The statement read that the couple “felt so lucky” to have been spending their day surrounded by everyone gathered in Windsor as well as those watching from home around the world.