This morning, Kensington Palace released three engagement photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The photos were taken earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor by Alexi Lubomirski.
This ^ one is my favorite of the three – I think the photo is pretty.
Several hours after the first two were released, KP released a third “candid” shot with the message:
“Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.”
About the photographer:
“The photographs were taken this week by Polish photographer Alexi Lubomirski, known for his work in fashion and celebrity and formally known as His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski after inheriting a title from his father.
“Lubomirski said: ‘It was an incredible honour to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together. A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits.’ […]
“Born in England, he moved to Botswana at the age of eight. […] The Prince and Ms Markle personally chose Lubomirski to take their official engagement photographs, having admired his previous work.”
For two of the photos, Meghan wore a Ralph & Russo Couture Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 gown, which is described as a “Black tulle gown with silk organza skirt, hand appliquéd with silk tulle ruffles and embroidered with gold feather thread-work.” There is no price on the designer’s website, but the Daily Mail says the gown “is estimated to cost £56,000.” The DM is also reporting that “Kensington Palace confirmed the gown was ‘privately purchased’.”
Photos: Alexi Lubomirski / Ralph & Russo