The royal wedding officially has a man behind the camera! According to a statement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's office at Kensington Palace, the couple has chosen fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to capture their big day, People reports.
This isn't the first time the royal duo has worked with Lubomirski. He was responsible for their stunning engagement portraits that were taken shortly after the couple announced their intentions to wed in November 2017, at Frogmore House in Windsor. Lubomirski said that he's honored to have been chosen to photograph the couple again. "I could not be more thrilled or honored to photograph this historic occasion," the photographer said in the statement. "Having taken Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's engagement photos, it brings me such joy to be able to witness again, the next chapter in this wonderful love story."
Prince Harry and Markle's choice of photographer is just another piece of evidence that these two are writing their own royal rules. They opted not to hire Hugo Burnand, the photographer who captured both Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles on their respective wedding days.
The rule-breaking list doesn't stop there. The couple will serve a lemon elderflower wedding cake during their reception instead of the longtime royal favorite, fruitcake. Also noteworthy? Markle plans on addressing all 600 of her guests post-ceremony—something that's never been done by a royal bride before. Typically, the father of the bride makes the speech at these weddings, but Markle doesn't think her low-profile dad will be up for it. "The feeling is if Meghan's father doesn't speak for her, she wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them. Harry thinks it's a great idea," a source told The Times.