"He continued: "[Meghan] 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.
According to Lumbomirski, he didn't have to do much to capture the flawless image, with the photographer labelling it "one of those magical moments".
It turns out that royal wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski scored the flawless shot including the 10 kids in the bridal party - six bridesmaids and four page boys - all of whom were under the age of 8, using the assistance of. candy. "Maybe people see this as a more intimate moment, the fact that you can see them holding hands".
"They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there", the photographer told Reuters in an interview published on Wednesday, May 23. The image also features Prince Harry's brother, William, Duke of Cambridge, who was the best man at the wedding alongside their father, Prince Charles. He was also the photographer of the royal couple's engagement a year ago. But, we didn't know the other side of the story, which we do now. But it was only after the staged images that he took the black and white one they chose as their official wedding portrait.
Instead, they invited ten children to accompany Meghan, 36, down the aisle at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
A family portrait featuring Prince Harry's family and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.
"[My wife and I] were placed right next to the door where The Duchess of Sussex came in, so seeing her come in, with the bridesmaids and the pageboys behind her, that moment just was tingling", he explained.
"This has been a attractive chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget", he said.
Lubomirski had to race against the setting sun - and the "clockwork" schedule of the event - while photographing the couple in the rose garden ahead of their evening reception. "From this overhead view they remain faceless, but maybe that means people can project whatever emotions they feel onto them, or it adds that little element of mystery", he said.
Lubomirski was chosen after he photographed the couple on their engagement in a series of stark images released in December.