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Kensington Palace has released three official photos to mark Prince Harry’s engagement to Ms Meghan Markle which was announced on 27 November 2017.
Fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski took these photographs earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor, showing off Meghan’s sparkling engagement ring.
Meghan was wearing an extravagant sheer black ball gown, created by British designer Ralph & Russo, which cost 56,000 pounds (roughly A$97,000).
In another photo, Meghan was also wearing a classic crewneck sweater from Victoria Beckham’s collection, costing £690 (about A$1,200).
Prince Harry and Ms Markle have been touched by all of the messages of congratulations they have received, and hope that everybody enjoys these photographs as much as they do.
Windsor is said to be a special place for the newly-engaged couple as they regularly spent time there during their 16-month relationship.
Ms Markle accompanied Prince Harry to the Queen’s pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.
Traditionally only members of the extended royal family and their spouses are invited, showing how quickly Meghan has been quickly accepted ahead of the wedding next year.
She is the first royal fiancee to be invited to spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II at Sandringham. Kate Middleton and Lady Diana Spencer did not attend until they had both married into the Royal Family.
St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Many royal weddings have been held at St George’s Chapel since the 19th Century, including most of Queen Victoria’s children.
1863 – Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
1866 – Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Austrenburg.
1871 – Princess Louise and the Marquess of Lorne (later Duke of Argyll)
1879 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
1882 – Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont1904 – Princess Alice (Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany’s daughter) married Prince Alexander of Teck (later Earl of Athlone).
1905 – Princess Margaret of Consult (Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught’s daughter) and Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (later King Gustaf VI Adolf).
1992 – Lady Helen Windsor (daughter of Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent) married Tim Taylor
1999 – Prince Edward Earl of Wessex married Sophie Rhys-Jones.
2005 – Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall received a blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury, following a civil ceremony held in Windsor Guildhall.
2008 – Peter Philips (Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips’ son) married Autumn Kelly.