This was the most popular picture from the Royal wedding

And here's why

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And here's why

There have been thousands of pictures from this weekend's Royal wedding, from Meghan Markle's wedding dress to Prince George and Princess Charlotte looking adorable - but one picture in particular was so unique that it completely went viral.

Yep, we're referring to that aerial shot of Harry and Meghan in their carriage begin the procession around Windsor, and we've lost count of the amount of times we've spotted it on social media.

It was popular for many reasons: it provided an intimate portrait of the newlyweds, and as they hold hands it looks like they are shaping a heart.

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Plus, it gives a different view of that stunning Givenchy wedding dress, with delicate off-the-shoulder neckline.

The snap was taken by Yui Mok, a staff photographer for Press Association, and he took to Twitter to reveal how he got that winning shot - and before you ask, it wasn't a drone.

'I was positioned on the roof of George IV Gateway of Windsor Castle, and they passed directly beneath me during their carriage procession,' he said.

'I had less than a one-second window to take that particular shot - whilst having to focus through a metal grill I was standing over - so was happy to get anything really!'

Hands down the standout shot from the Royal wedding, and that's saying something.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.