Royal wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski had no small feat trying to get four page boys and six young bridesmaids' attention for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official wedding day portraits, but luckily he came prepared.
"They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there, so as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out 'Who likes Smarties?' and then everybody, hands up, smiles, even some adults put their hands up," he tells Reuters in a new interview.
Indeed, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Brian, John and Ivy Mulroney, and the rest of the young wedding party look perfectly pleased to be posing in two photos -- one with just the bride and groom, and the other with more members of the royal family.
The children's parents also played a role, Lubomirski says.
"Some parents were trying to wrangle their children, other uncles and aunts were talking to their nephews and nieces. It was a family, that was essentially what it is."
The photographer, who also took Harry and Meghan's official engagement photos, says he had 25 minutes to do six set-ups for family photos on Saturday. As for the black and white photo of Harry and Meghan embracing on a set of steps, he says he witnessed signs of relief from the happy couple.
"It was just one of those magical moments, when you're a photographer and everything falls into place," he explains. "The sun is setting right just over the top of Windsor Castle just behind them, it was just the most serene, beautiful light, they're in love, walking around this beautiful garden. I said just before you go in, let's sit down on these stairs, and she just slumped in between his legs.
"They were just laughing because they were joking about how they were exhausted and finally it was over," he reveals.
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