Three weeks ago, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first announced their engagement, their photocall outside Kensington Palace was lovely but brief. Later that day they sat down with the BBC for their engagement interview, which was a treat for the eyes and the ears. Then shortly after that they had their first joint royal visit in Nottingham, and had the crowd — and us — going wild. It was a lot, and we were more than happy to relish it all. But was that going to be enough to tide us over until their next royal engagement? Or until we got a sighting of them at Sandringham as they enjoyed the holidays with the rest of the royal family? Maybe, but not likely. Well, it turns out, Harry and Meghan knew we wanted — wait, NEEDED more, and were more than happy to oblige. The couple released two engagement photos and They. Are. Glorious.
And because those weren’t enough, the Palace gifted us with a bonus candid shot, just because.
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. 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.
According to the Palace, they were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski and could he please shoot ALL the royal photos going forward? The pics of Harry and Meghan — which were shot earlier this week at Frogmore House, about a mile from Windsor Castle — perfectly capture everything a newly engaged couple is feeling: joy, comfort, safety and love. But also? So much sexiness.
The engagement portraits come one day after the couple attended the Queen’s annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, which was obviously a success and where Meghan was a big hit.
Sigh. These should tide us over until Harry and Meghan, along with the other royals, attend the Christmas church service. Right? If not, we understand. And because, like you, we can’t get enough of these two either, here are more for you to feast your eyes on. Consider it our gift to you.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released engagement photos and they’re everything we wanted and more
Love at first sightThe two attending the Invictus Games in Toronto was the first time we saw them officially together (and about a year or so after they first met).Getty Images
Party heartyThey indulged in some drinks at the closing ceremony, and he couldn't take his eyes off her.Getty Images
Close quartersThey took advantage of the dark and snuck in some cuddle time.Getty Images
Wedding bellsAnd just like that, they were engaged.Getty Images
Sheer joyHave you ever seen such happiness?Getty Images
Sheer loveThis exchange is electric.Getty Images
Prince CharmingHer first exposure to the royal-loving crowds must've been a bit daunting.Getty Images
Princess CharmingBut she quickly got the hang of it.Getty Images
LOLSo much joy.Getty Images
The Palace callsWhen the Queen invites you to a pre-Christmas lunch, you go.Getty Images
Mixed feelingsNo matter how you're feeling (in this case, both nervous and excited).Getty Images
Smitten kittenAhh, the look of love.Getty Images