First Official Royal Wedding Photos Released By Kensington Palace

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official photo of the Royal Wedding Meghan and Harry pose with their flower girls and page boysKensington Palace/PA

The first official images of the royal wedding have been released by Kensington Palace.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were married over the weekend in a typically glamorous affair, played out at Windsor Castle on one of the warmest days of the year so far.

The ceremony was officiated by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who performed the newlyweds’ vows.

Now, Kensington Palace have released their own official photos.

Royal WeddingKensington Palace/PA

A Palace spokesman said:

[Harry and Meghan] feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.

They wrote on their Twitter account:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day.

These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession.

During the ceremony, a sermon was given by Reverend Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Meghan Markle was walked down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel by Prince Charles after her father, Thomas Markle, was forced to pull out at the last minute due to heart surgery.

On the morning of the wedding, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, accompanied her daughter to Windsor Castle along with select members of the wedding party.

Meghan Markle, accompanied by Prince Charles, walks to the alter at her wedding to PrinceKensington Palace/PA

A statement from Kensington Palace, prior to the wedding, said:

They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.

Following the service, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and the guests from the congregation.

Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.

They added:

In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as best man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding.

All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.

Prince harry and Meghan wave to the crowds at their weddingGetty

According to Kensington Palace, the wedding was attended by 600 guests, a modestly small gathering when compared to William and Kate’s, which boasted 1,900 guests.

A group of 200 close acquaintances were then invited to an after-party at Frogmore House, a short walk from St George’s Chapel.

Meghan’s official fancy title is now the Duchess of Sussex, while Prince Harry is now the Duke of Sussex.

Regardless of your stance on the royal family, a happy couple’s a happy couple. These pictures are nice whether it’s Meghan or your ma, IMHO.

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