Photographer reveals secret behind Harry and Meghan's stunning wedding photos

Kensington Palace released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding, now the man behind the famous photos has revealed one of the quirky methods he used to capture them.

Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses, as well as Markle's mother and the children who served as bridesmaids and page boys.

Alexi revealed he used some old fashioned bribery to get the happy snaps.

The new Duchess of Sussex brought her trademark smile for her father-in-law's birthday celebrations. Source: 1 NEWS

"The kids came on to the set and I immediately just asked 'who likes Smarties?' Everyone smiled, so that was our magic word of the day," the photographer said.

The two other images released show the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they now are known, with just the children.

With the final one is of the newlyweds posing for a less-formal black and white photo.

The official photos of the Duke and Duchess and 10-strong bridal party were taken at Windsor Castle. Source: 1 NEWS


Watch: Meghan Markle gets down to the art of being Royal at first official engagement after marrying Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, today attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honouring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work.

The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Sunday wedding a special glow continued Tuesday (UK time) at the outdoor occasion.

More than 6,000 people involved with charities supported by Charles also attended the party in the vast palace gardens.

It is the first of many events to be held in advance of Charles' 70th birthday in November.

Meghan chose a pale pink dress by British label Goat for the occasion, worn with a matching saucer-style hat by milliner Philip Treacy.

Harry spoke in glowing words about his father's good deeds — despite being buzzed by a bee that momentarily threw him off his prepared remarks.

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

The event marks the first time Harry and Meghan have been seen in public since an evening reception on their wedding night.


The strict set of rules Meghan Markle must abide by now she's a member of the Royal family

Now that Meghan Markle is Duchess of Sussex she has to adhere to a strict set of rules you might not know about.

Here is a list of some of them now she is a part of the Royal family.

She can't vote: Although it isn't law, the Queen is expected to be neutral in political affairs and it's a rule all the royals adhere to.

No selfies: The pout is out! It's against royal protocol because the Queen isn't a fan, reportedly because she likes eye contact with her subjects.

She can't give autographs: Members of the Royal family are banned from signing their name because of the risk of forgery.

No more bare legs: This is a big no, no. Pantyhose are a must, even in summer. The bare legs were on display at the engagement shoot but that'll be the last.

Meghan's also given up her social media presence, her blog and most importantly her career, all so she can marry a Prince.

Not exactly a feminist fairy-tale in 2018.

Markle has to give up plenty to marry a prince. Source: Seven Sharp