Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today confirmed that their wedding pictures will be taken by the same photographer who captured their engagement portraits.
Alexi Lubomirski, 42, said he is honoured to have the opportunity to photograph the next chapter in the couple’s ‘wonderful love story’ at Windsor Castle next month.
Mr Lubomirski, who photographed the pair for their engagement, will be in Berkshire on May 19 to take the official wedding shots, Kensington Palace announced.
Alexi Lubomirski (left) photographed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their engagement portraits last year (right) at Frogmore House in Windsor
A series of romantic images taken by Mr Lubomirski of Harry, 33, and his 36-year-old bride-to-be were released in December to mark their forthcoming nuptials.
The pictures taken at Frogmore House in Windsor included one intimate black and white portrait of the couple embracing.
Mr Lubomirski said he is delighted to be made photographer for the big day, adding: ‘I could not be more thrilled or honoured to photograph this historic occasion.
‘Having taken Prince Harry and Ms Markle’s engagement photos, it brings me such joy to be able to witness again, the next chapter in this wonderful love story.’
A series of romantic images taken by Mr Lubomirski of Harry, 33, and his 36-year-old bride-to-be were released in December to mark their forthcoming nuptials
Mr Lubomirski lives in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City with his wife Giada
The photographer has the title His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski.
He is descended from an influential Polish family who received the hereditary title of prince of the Holy Roman Empire from Emperor Ferdinand III in the 17th century.
Mario Testino’s protege Mr Lubomirski, who was born in England but now lives in New York, was given his first camera aged 11 by his stepfather.
He has since made a career photographing the rich and famous from Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow to Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.
Harry and Meghan in their most recent public appearance together in Bath last Friday
Prince Edward and his bride Sophie Rhys-Jones pass the crowd inside the grounds of Windsor Castle in an open carriage after their wedding at St George’s Chapel in June 1999
This week, community heroes were named among the wedding guests as it emerged US president Donald Trump and predecessor Barack Obama have not been invited.
The American leader and other politicians, both home and abroad, are missing from the guest list as the prince and his bride-to-be have chosen friends, colleagues and those they already know rather than prime ministers and presidents.
Mr Obama and his wife Michelle, who struck up a warm relationship with the royal family, particularly Harry, will not attend the couple’s big day.
But it is understood Harry and Meghan will see the couple soon, possibly during an official overseas trip once they are married.
Kensington Palace announced that Mr Lubomirski will be the wedding photographer on May 19
Members of the public picked to share in the couple’s day, by watching the spectacle from the grounds of Windsor Castle, were revealed this week and include a 12-year-old schoolgirl caught up in the Manchester Arena bombing.
The informality of Harry and Meghan’s 600-strong guest list reflects the smaller size of their wedding venue, compared to Westminster Abbey which staged the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal nuptials in 2011.
Kensington Palace announced in March that 1,200 members of the public would be among the crowds allowed into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share in the atmosphere of the royal wedding.
Who is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding photographer?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen famed New York-based photographer Alexi Lubomirski as their official wedding photographer.
The 42-year-old is known for his portraits of Hollywood’s leading women and is a protege of Mario Testino who was beloved by Harry’s mother Princess Diana.
He has also become a firm favorite with celebrities, and has shot cover stars such as Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lopez.
Other celebrities he has photographed include Selma Hayek, Katy Perry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.
Demi Moore poses for Mr Lubomirski in her Hollywood Hills home for Harper’s Bazaar
Singer Annie Lennox is photographed by Mr Lumbomirski last year
The star photographer is a prince of the Polish House of Lubomirski, whose royal lineage stretches back 500 years on his father’s side and gives him the title: ‘His Serene Highness’.
Mr Lubomirski was born in England to a Peruvian/English mother and a Polish/French father and at the age of eight, he moved to Botswana with his mother and English stepfather.
He was introduced to star photographer Testino and joined him in Paris as his assistant for four years and has worked regularly for Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.
He has also published books including ‘Princely advice for a happy life’ – a tribute to his two sons – and ‘diverse beauty’ about models not usually used in fashion magazines and campaigns.
Mr Lubomirski lives in the East Village of Manhattan with his wife Giada and two young sons Sole Luka and Leone.