The official photographer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has been announced.
The couple chose fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who took the lovely engagement pictures of Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, at Frogmore House in Windsor late last year.
“I could not be more thrilled or honored to photograph this historic occasion,” Lubomirski said in a statement released by the couple’s office at Kensington Palace. “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.”
At the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the official portraits of the couple and the bridal party were taken by Hugo Burnand. Burnand was also on hand to shoot the official pictures for the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles six years earlier.
Speaking to TMZ on Tuesday, Thomas Markle said he has changed his mind after speaking to his daughter and has decided to travel to Windsor and to attend Meghan and Prince Harry‘s wedding.
However, Thomas says this is all contingent on his doctor’s approval and that he is back in the hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack last week.
Thomas says that Meghan attempted to call him yesterday, but that he was not near his phone to answer the call. She then sent him a text message, in which he says that she said that she loved him and was worried about him and how he was feeling. He says that Meghan also told him that she was not angry that he coordinated with a photographer to stage photoshoots ahead of the wedding, a decision Thomas now says was “stupid.”
Days after the royal wedding, another fun detail pertaining to Meghan Markle's newly royal status has been revealed. As Kensington Palace shared on May 25, Meghan Markle was given a coat of arms. Based on what the palace describes, the coat of arms has a ton of significance relating back to the Duchess of Sussex's American roots.
An article on the royal family's website, which accompanied the coat of arms reveal, describes how the design came to be. The post notes that, of course, Queen Elizabeth approved of it. Additionally, Thomas Woodcock, who is the Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England, approved of it, as well. Markle, or Her Royal Highness, worked closely alongside the College of Arms, which creates the designs, in order to create an emblem that accurately represented herself.
For those of you keeping track, Meghan Markle has already been married to Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013, but does she have any children? The answer is no, though when it comes to having a family with her fiancé, Prince Harry, she is definitely on board.
Although the couple haven't spoken in length about starting a family, during their first BBC interview as an engaged couple in November, Harry and Meghan hinted that having kids is going to happen for them, but just not right away.
The brand new titles Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received from the Queen on their wedding day can only be passed on to a future son, which means any daughters they might have will not inherit a title.
When they were married, Queen Elizabeth made the couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but the dukedom can only be inherited by a male heir, and if they don’t have any boys, then the title will die out. Meghan has said in the past that both she and Harry are feminists, and her “About” page on the royal family website underscores the importance of her being a champion of female empowerment. “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist,” she is quoted on the site.
Changes regarding male and female heirs have been made before. Thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, birth order determines who will become the next king or queen of the U.K., regardless of gender. Had it not been in place, Princess Charlotte, 3, would have lost her spot to baby brother, Prince Louis. The legislation was first passed while Kate was pregnant with Prince George, 4.