As promised, some of the official wedding photos have been released by Kensington Palace and TRH, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The images were shot by Alexi Lubomirski, who also took Meghan and Harry’s engagement photos, and they are outstanding.
One of the pictures is a portrait taken in the Green Drawing Room with the bride and groom and the wedding party; HM and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the six bridesmaids and four page boys.
You can see how well the wardrobe coordination done ahead of the big day played out in the pictures. The Queen’s mint green and Ms. Ragland’s soft pistachio look lovely with the Duchess of Cornwall’s soft pink and the Duchess of Cambridge’s pale yellow.
A closer look at Harry, Meghan and Doria Ragland.
All of the images were taken at Windsor Castle shortly after the couple returned from their post-ceremony carriage ride through Windsor. A black and white photo shows Meghan and Harry posed on the east terrace steps of Windsor Castle.
The Palace also released a statement expressing the couple’s appreciation and thanks:
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.”
The third picture shows Meghan and Harry with the bridesmaids and page boys, all of whom are smiling and looking relaxed.
On Sunday Mr. Lubomirski posted a photo of himself and his wife Giada on Instagram, showing the couple as they walked to St. George’s Chapel.
“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.”
You may recognize the background of the group photos. It is also where Annie Leibovitz shot the Queen’s 90th birthday portrait with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren.
It was such a treat to see the news release and photos this morning. The happy expressions on everyone’s faces were delightful, echoing the joy we saw throughout the wedding and surrounding events. We don’t know if there will be more pictures released at any point, or if there will be any of the evening reception (doubtful in our opinion, but we’d love to be wrong!); we’ll cross our fingers we see one or two more.
We have several more posts to do, including one with sketches of the two dresses worn by Meghan, an update on the couple’s calendar and other news. And tomorrow we will see Harry and Meghan at their first official engagement as a married couple when they attend a Garden Party party at Buckingham Palace.