Most couples have to wait weeks or even months to receive their official wedding photos, but not newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This morning, Kensington Palace released three official photos from the couple's May 19, 2018, nuptials, and they're just as stunning as we expected.
The bride and groom were photographed by celebrity and fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who also snapped their engagement photos earlier this year, immediately following their carriage procession from St. George's Chapel to Windsor Castle. The first photo, the statement reads, was taken in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, and the pair is surrounded by their immediately family, bridesmaids, and page boys. Meghan and Harry are flanked by her mother, Doria Ragland, and his father, Prince Charles. The Queen and Prince Philip are seated to the groom's left while Kate Middleton, with Princess Charlotte on her lap, is seated to the bride's right. Prince William, Camilla Parker Bowles, and the couple's nine other young attendants round out the shot.
In the next photo, also snapped in the Green Drawing Room, Meghan and Harry are seated on the ground, surrounded only by their bridesmaids and page boys. Prince George is notably on the bride's left, smiling broadly for the camera, while Princess Charlotte is to her right.
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 #RoyalWedding
The last photo is a shot of the newlyweds alone on the castle steps, and we're given a close look at the bride's custom Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy wedding dress and the Queen Mary tiara, borrowed from Queen Elizabeth's jewelry vault for the occasion. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Sunday," the statement reads. "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."