The young couple looks happy and in love in the new pictures, which were taken earlier this week at Frogmore House in Windsor. Fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski got the exclusive gig.
“It was an incredible honour 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 in a statement from Kensington Palace. “I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”
On Wednesday, Markle and Prince Harry joined other senior members of the royal family for Queen Elizabeth‘s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Markle also plans to travel to Sandringham with Prince Harry to join the royal family for Christmas.
Kensington Palace tweeted the couple’s thanks for the “wonderful comments” following the photos’ release.
“The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives,” read the tweet.
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
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip said they are “delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.”
The wedding is scheduled to take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.