Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry release official wedding photos

The couple thanks ‘everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday’; the photos feature the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their family at Windsor Castle 

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2018, 11:02pm
UPDATED : Monday, 21 May, 2018, 11:21pm

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, on Monday thanked all those involved in their lavish wedding on Saturday as they released official photographs from their big day.

Harry and Meghan, now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s home to the west of London, in a splendid display of British royal pomp and ceremony.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,” Harry’s office Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“They 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.”

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The couple issued three official portrait pictures taken by Alexi Lubomirski.

One shows the couple pictured in the castle’s Green Drawing Room flanked by Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Harry’s father, Prince Charles, who is heir to the throne.

It also includes the 92-year-old queen and her husband Prince Philip, 96, together with Harry’s elder brother, Prince William, his wife, Kate, and Charles’s wife, Camilla.

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A second has just the couple with the bridesmaids and page boys, including beaming a Prince George and Princess Charlotte, two of William’s children. The third was a black-and-white picture of the newlyweds taken on the castle’s East Terrace.