Just a few weeks after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement to the world, the pair also released some truly stunning engagement photos in the most millennial way possible: on Instagram.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release this official portrait photograph to mark their engagement,” Kensington Palace wrote on Instagram. “The photograph was taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor.”
And now, Lubomirski is spilling more details about how he was chosen to take those portraits, and it turns out Instagram played an even bigger role than we thought.
"It was nutty. It was a very surreal end to the year because it came out of nowhere," Lubomirski told E! News. "I think one of Meghan's friends saw me on Instagram that I was in England during the announcement of the engagement and I was told later that this person said to her, 'You should meet Alexi. He's great. You'd love him' and that was it."
Lubomirski, who has photographed other famous people like Julia Roberts, Gloria Steinem, and Keira Knightley in the past, revealed that photographing the royals may have been his easiest gig yet.
"It was one of the easiest, most joyful jobs because they were so deliciously in love," he said. According to Lubomirski he simply told the couple, "Just be yourselves and I will take pictures of you."
"I was so incredibly proud of my husband and I couldn't think of anyone better than him because he's a romantic at heart,” Lubomirski’s wife Giada added.
Things apparently went very well, as Lubomirski and his wife were both invited to attend the royal wedding — and now Kensington Palace has confirmed that he will be there as the official royal wedding photographer.
If the engagement photos are any indication, Lubomirski's royal wedding shots are going to be epic.