Royal photographer reveals Kensington Palace called him 'out of the blue' to capture Harry and Meghan's engagement pictures

'Happy memories,' writes Alexi Lubomirski

Olivia Petter
Thursday 28 November 2019 11:02 GMT

Royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski has revealed that Kensington Palace phoned him "out of the blue" to ask if he would capture the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement pictures.

Lubomirski shared the story in an Instagram post on Wednesday in honour of it being two years since the phone call.

The post featured a previously unseen black and white photograph of Harry and Meghan arm in arm on the day of their wedding, which he also photographed.

“Two years ago today, Kensington Palace called my phone, out of the blue, whilst I was sitting in a hospital waiting room, waiting for a family member to wake up after a 10 hour brain surgery, to ask if I would be interested in doing a project together,” Lubomirski wrote in the caption.

“Two weeks later, I was shooting the official engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The next year, I was shooting the official wedding portraits at Windsor castle.”

Lubomirski explained that the Instagram photograph was an out-take from the wedding portraits shoot, which was conducted in the rose garden at Windsor Castle, where he revealed they were given three minutes “to take some informal pictures of the happy couple after the wedding reception”.

“Happy memories!” the photographer concluded before adding that the family member who had been in brain surgery “is doing great”.

Lubomirski's post comes one day after Harry and Meghan marked the two-year anniversary since they announced their engagement to the world with an Instagram post featuring a photograph from that day.

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