Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today released a third touchingly intimate official engagement portrait after being overwhelmed by the 'warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time'.
An intimate black and white portrait of the newly-engaged couple embracing and deeply in love was published by Kensington Palace this morning with an endearing but more formal picture of them sattogether holding hands.
Then a third portrait was released two hours later as a 'candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings', with Kensington Palace saying the couple thanked well-wishers for their 'warm and generous messages'.
The refreshingly warm photographs taken at Frogmore House, a private royal residence in the grounds of Windsor Castle, will be welcomed as a contrast to many of the more formal royal engagement portraits of the past.
Celebrated fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski - who has snapped everyone from Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie - was said by a body language expert to have captured their 'high levels of sexual attraction'.
Mr Lubomirski - who has previously worked with photographer Mario Testino, a favourite of Prince William and Princess Diana - described taking the pictures in Berkshire earlier this week as 'an incredible honour'.
Meghan is wearing a one-of-a-kind sheer couture dress worth a whopping £56,000, along with a jumper designed by Victoria Beckham. Kensington Palace confirmed to MailOnline that the dress by British firm Ralph & Russo was 'privately purchased', although it is not clear who bought it - or whether the full price was paid for it.
梅根身穿世上独一无二的薄纱礼服，价值高达56000英镑（折合492391人民币），针织衫是维多利亚贝克汉姆设计的。肯辛顿宫随后和MialOnline确认订婚照的礼服是英国品牌Ralph & Russo私人定制的，不清楚到底是谁去买的，也不知道是不是全额付款。
The couple released the first two pictures at 11am today, before Kensington Palace put out another one at 1pm, saying: 'Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle's engagement photographs.
'As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.'
It has also been tipped privately as a possible venue for Harry and Meghan's own bash.
Intriguingly it was at that party that Harry introduced his then girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, to his grandmother, the Queen, for the first time.
It may explain why Meghan was seen in deep conversation with Mr Phillips at the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
Meghan places her left hand on Harry's right hand, again showing her engagement ring, as they both look at the photographer.
For a second, close-up photo of the couple embracing, Meghan is wearing a cream jumper understood to by Victoria Beckham, in a huge coup for the Spice Girl turned fashion designer.
Apparently also keen to support British brands for the special shoot, Prince Harry chose a coat by Burberry for their black and white picture.
Harry brought his new fiancée to the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at the palace yesterday, where she was introduced to almost every member of the Royal Family.
The couple announced their engagement on November 27 and a few days later a proud prince introduced his bride-to-be to the nation during a series of official events in Nottingham.
It has already been confirmed that Meghan will be part of the royal party at Sandringham for Christmas. Harry and Meghan will marry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.