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Royal Wedding: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Thank The World For Well Wishes

22 May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had congratulations sent in from around the world

Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have publicly thanked fans worldwide for the outpouring of congratulatory messages following their wedding on Saturday. 

The royal couple, who have since been given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, tied the knot in front of 600 guests at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, England, and on Monday, they thanked the public for their good wishes, by releasing a series of official wedding portraits, shared on the official Kensington Royal Instagram page. 

They shared one photo with  both of their families... 

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One with all of the bridesmaids and page boys... 

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And one super loved-up shot... 

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The portraits were all taken by Alexi Lubomirski, the same photographer responsible for Harry and Meghan's engagement photos in November, inside Windsor Castle, shortly after they rode through the town of Windsor on a horse-drawn carriage. Alexi Lubomirski is said to be a protégé of Mario Testino's. 

The photos were released with an an accompanying statement, which read, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the U.K., Commonwealth, and around the world."

"Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits taken by Alexi Lubomirski and are happy to be able to share them today," the statement went on to read. "They would also like to say thank you for all of the generous messages of support they have received."

It's also been revealed what the couple has done with the stunning flowers that lined the church as they married. 

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As per tadtion, the bride's bouquet was laid upon the grave of The Unknown Warrior in London's Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to those killed or injured in World War One.

But the rest of the flowers were donated to various charities and care centres, including St. Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.

"Today we got a very special delivery," read a post on the centre's Facebook page. "Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients.

"A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture."

So sweet!