Royally obsessed. Kensington Palace bestowed a timely holiday gift for Royal family fans on Thursday, December 21, by releasing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s official engagement photos. Hours after the first two images were revealed, the palace shared an additional candid image of the couple affectionately strolling through the grounds of Windsor Castle during the shoot.
“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 wrote on Instagram. “The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. 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.”
The image shows the pair strolling through the grounds of the Frogmore House in Windsor. Markle looks beautiful in a tiered black ball gown featuring a long-sleeve, sheer and beaded bodice. The piece is speculated to be designed by couture designer Ralph & Russo. (The Knot has reached out and will update this piece with more information once confirmed.)
Fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski was tapped for the high-profile session. “It was an incredible honor to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another,” Lubomirski said, according to the palace. “I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”
Windsor, of course, holds great significance for the couple, who wil lmarry at St George’s Chapel come May 19, 2018. The castle is the part-time home of Queen Elizabeth II. Over the weekend, the pair joined the Queen for her annual staff Christmas luncheon.