Friday 22 December, 2017: 11:41am
Both couples were photographed in December, but while Harry and Meghan were snapped outside in the ground of Frogmore House at Windsor Castle, William and Kate were photographed inside St James’ Palace in central London, where he grew up with his brother and Prince Charles.
Friday 22 December, 2017: 10:20am
Prince William and Kate’s photographs were taken by Mario Testino. The photographer’s portfolio is full of editorials, superstars and high-fashion adverts, but he was also a favourite of William and Harry’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27, and while they took part in a photo call on the day, on Thursday the couple decided to release official photographs to mark the occasion.
The pictures were tweeted by Kensington Palace who revealed the snaps were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House.
While the couple’s poses together have melted the hearts of the nation, what got people talking was Meghan’s choice of dress.
The American actress was pictured wearing a sheer dress with beaded detail by British designers Ralp & Russo.
The piece is from their AW16/17 collection and reportedly costs £56,000.
The dress is described as a “black tulle gown with silk organza skirt, hand appliquéd with silk tulle juggles and embroidered with gold feather thread-work”.
In the second, more intimate photo, in black and white, Meghan can be seen wearing a £690 Victoria Beckham sweater for the picture. The classic crewneck is from the SS18 Ready-to-Wear collection.
Meghan’s stunning engagement ring could be seen twinkling in both images.