Secret behind Harry and Meghan's royal wedding group photo revealed

The royal wedding goodie bag

The royal wedding goodie bag

"I think with Meghan and the position that she's in, it's just another fantastic reminder, a wake-up to everybody, that we are all one people and it's a fantastic breath of fresh air to the English royal family", fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski told CNN. For photographer Alexi Lubomirski, the answer is candy!

In the impossibly cute picture, six bridesmaids and four page boys - all under the age of 8 - posed around Duchess Meghan (nee Markle) and Prince Harry.

Alexi Lubomirski, who also took the pair's stunning official engagement photos, said the shot of Meghan entwined in Harry's legs happened when the exhausted bride "slumped" on the groom. I said 'just before you go in, sit on those stairs'. And that, to me, was the thing that gave me the most pride was that we didn't put so much pressure on them that this wasn't joyful for them.

He added: "She just slumped in between his legs, and there was this moment where they were just laughing because they were joking about how they were exhausted and finally it's all over, and they just looked at each other and they were just laughing, and it was this just handsome moment".

Lubomirski told the BBC the shoot was "one of those magical moments".

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The couple's choice of official images can be seen as yet another stage of their royal revolution because they contrast with royal portraits of the past.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an open-topped carriage
Image Harry and Meghan invited the public inside the grounds of Windsor Castle

There was a final picture taken on the east terrace of Windsor Castle that depicts the smiling couple.

Framed together in the same photograph was Meghan's mother, Doria Raglan, who was the only member of Meghan's close family who attended the ceremony.

Sky News quotes a Kensington Palace spokesman: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday".

The service reflected the diversity of modern Britain and the royal couple said they are feeling "so lucky" to have shared their big day with the thousands gathered in Windsor.

Lubomirski said he was thrilled to be asked to photograph their wedding, having previously taken their engagement portraits at Frogmore House.

He said: "It is your selfless drive to effect change - whether that is to improve the lives of those who are on the wrong path, to save an important piece of our natural heritage, or to protect a particular species under threat - which William and I draw inspiration from every day".

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