“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release official photographs to mark their engagement,” Kensington Palace announced in a statement.
The two photos were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor. The release of the portraits come one day after the couple attended The Queen’s annual Christmas lunch along with Prince William, Duchess Kate and more.
In the first pic, 33-year-old Harry and Markle, 36, pose while sitting on outdoor steps. Unlike royal tradition, they show affection as Markle leans into him and the pair hold hands. Harry wears a blue suit while the Suits alum stuns in a black gown with sheer detail.
Markle also shows off her engagement ring in the second photo. The future spouses smile as they embrace in the black and white image. Markle sweetly touches his cheek as he wraps her in his coat.
“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 a statement from the palace. “I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”
Us Weekly exclusively revealed that the couple are engaged after more than a year of dating. They announced the news themselves late last month. They are set to tie the knot at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.