They’re here! Last week it was confirmed that Kate and her prince posed for a lovely engagement portrait session with celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino, and over the weekend the beautiful portraits were officially released to the public.
Showing both their relaxed and glamourous sides, the royal couple released two different photos. The formal photo was shot at the historic Council Chamber, which is linked to Clarence House, Prince Charles’ official residence, while the casual portrait was captured in the Cornwall Room of St. James’s Palace.
Kate, a royal style icon in the making did her own makeup for the photos, with Testino’s makeup artist on hand for touchups. The bride-to-be wore a white Reiss dress and Links earrings for the formal shot and opted for a cream-coloured Whistles blouse for the dressed-down portrait.
Surely to be some of the most famous engagement photos in history, Testino was more than happy to step up to the task. “I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for,” Testino says in a statement. “They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together.”
True to form, Testino’s engagement shots of Kate and William are beautiful, they look like sweet, cozy and totally in love!