Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photos released
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, December 21, 2017 7:59AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:04AM EST
Kensington Palace has released two official photos of Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle to mark the couple's engagement.
One of the photos is an intimate black-and-white portrait of the couple embracing, while the other is a more formal picture of the two sitting together holding hands. Both show off Markle's engagement ring.
The photographs were taken by fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week on the grounds of Frogmore House, a royal-owned country house in Windsor.
Lubomirski said in a statement: "I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together."
The couple, who announced their engagement last month, will be married on May 19 at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel.
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle's engagement photographs.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
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. pic.twitter.com/MROyiKWEnG— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017