Just when you thought the royal wedding is over and all the sparkles have settled, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released three official wedding portraits, two days after their fairy-tale Windsor wedding.

The couple wed on Saturday in a historic multi-cultural ceremony reflecting the diversity of modern Britain.

The Kensington Palace shared three set of pictures, which was taken after the carriage procession.

The day after (Getty Images)
The day after (Getty Images)

The couple said they feel ‘so lucky’ to have shared their big day with 120,000 people in Windsor and millions watching around the world.

“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world,” the palace tweeted.

All the photos were taken in Windsor Castle’s Green Drawing Room right after their carriage ride and was captured by Alexi Lubomirski, who also shot their engagement portraits.

The first picture shows the bride and groom with the extended royal generations: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Doria Ragland, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and the rest of their pageboys and bridesmaids.

Royal wedding theme parties were held in many cities. Here a New Yorker toasts Harry and Meghan (Getty Images)
Royal wedding theme parties were held in many cities. Here a New Yorker toasts Harry and Meghan (Getty Images)

Charlotte, who has recently won our hearts with adorable set of pictures, sits on her mother’s lap, while Prince George sits on a chair next to her.

The second photo released of the seated Harry and Meghan, surrounded by their ten child attendants.

The last photo is of the couple only, an intimate black and white portrait. Similar to their engagement pictures, the couple perch on the steps, while Meghan smiles looking sideways, holding a bouquet of flowers that Prince Harry handpicked for her. Prince Harry looks and smiles at the camera as he holds his wife’s arm.

The portraits also give the public another close up look at the Duchess of Sussex’s Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress and her tiara, borrowed from Queen Elizabeth.

The three hand-picked official photographs are seen as yet another phase of their royal revolution since the choice of portraits are in the stark contrast with royal portraits of the past.

Congratulations are in order (Getty Images)
Congratulations are in order (Getty Images)

The 42-year-old photographer is the protege of photographer Mario Testino who was famously beloved by Harry’s mother, Princess Diana.

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