Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Release Adorable Photos From Their Official Engagement Shoot

Kensington Palace has shared three new images to mark the couple's engagement.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen to release three official photos to mark their engagement and yes, they look seriously loved up.

Kensington Palace shared the new images on Thursday on social media. They were taken earlier this week by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor.

In the first snap, Prince Harry can be seen perched on the steps of the private royal residence, situated in the grounds of Windsor Castle where he will marry his fiancée in May 2018, holding onto his soon-to-be bride's hand.

Meghan, meanwhile is photographed leaning in close to her royal beau, wearing a couture AW16 gown by British label Ralph & Russo that cost an estimated £56,000.

The dress features a cascading tulle skirt complete with a sheer bodice decorated with intricate leaf embellishment and long sleeves.

Markle's choice of clothing for the shoot is quite a bold move for the 36-year-old, given that it is rare for a member of the royal family to show off their shoulders during public or official appearances.

In a black-and-white photograph of the pair, the newly-engaged couple are spotted canoodling, with Meghan gently caressing her fiancé's face, showing off her engagement ring, as they close eyes together in a moment of bliss.

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Kensington Palace later shared a third 'candid' photo, showing the couple walking hand-in-hand. The full-length portrait shows off Markle's black tulle gown.

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After the pictures were released, the photographer - who has previously shot the likes of Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, and Gwyneth Paltrow - said: 'A huge thank you to His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Ms Markle, for allowing me to take their official engagement portraits.

'Not only was it an incredible honour, but also an immense privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple's love for each other.

'I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took.'

Following the release of the images, it's widely rumoured Frogmore House may serve as the reception venue for the couple's big day.

Peter Phillips, son of the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, held his wedding reception there with Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008, and it is mere metres away from St George's Chapel, where Harry and Meghan will say 'I Do'.

Intriguingly, Frogmore House is where Harry introduced his then girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, to his grand-mother, the Queen, for the first time.

The photos come a day after Meghan spent the afternoon a the Royal Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace with her future in-laws, pulling crackers with Prince Charles and meeting her fiancé's extended family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018.

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