This is lovely.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a touching (and star studded) ceremony at St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle.
But while there were royal wedding guests in attendance and a Pinterest-worthy reception, it wasn’t either of those that got the world talking this week, with the official wedding photos getting all the attention instead.
That’s right, Kensington royal Instagram account released three official photographs from the day, taken by photographer to the stars, Alexi Lubomirski, especially selected by the couple to capture their special day.
‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,’ the couple captioned the official photos. ‘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 photos ranged from snaps of the happy couple by themselves to a photo with the bridesmaids and page boys, taken in The Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, with Harry sitting on the sofa, and his new bride sitting at his feet.
But it turns out this wasn’t just a sweet pose, with Royal fans spotting a special nod to Princess Diana in the official portraits.
The fact that Prince Harry is sitting on the iconic sofa could be a nod to his late mother, with Diana posing on that very same sofa for Christening photos with him as a baby.
This was just one of the ways that the couple gave a nod to Princess Diana on their special day, from including white roses and forget-me-nots in Meghan’s bridal bouquet to getting close friend of the late Princess, Elton John, to perform at their wedding reception.
What a lovely way to ensure that Princess Diana is a part of the couple’s royal wedding photos.