Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding Photographer is Actually American

by Bryce Gruber

We’ve got details on the royal wedding photographer.

If you’re as obsessed with royal wedding ring traditions and insider info as we are (this is a good time to read about the latest extravagance), you’ll be excited to know the royal wedding photographer responsible for Will & Kate’s big day is going to double down on Harry and Meghan — and he lives and works in New York City.

 

Alexi Lubomirski will be back behind the lens and in front of the sea of crowns and tiaras the May 19 nuptials. According to CBS News, “A mutual friend suggested Prince Harry and Meghan Markle check out Lubomirski’s Instagram where the fashion photographer posts his work with some of world’s most famous faces including Julia Roberts, Beyoncé and Angelina Jolie.”

Lubomirski also occasionally works in the small South African country of Botswana, where he was raised, which coincidentally is is a favorite getaway for Prince Harry — and the place he took Meghan on their first getaway together.

 

 

Here’s the real twist, though –like Harry, the photographer is also a prince.

“My father is a Polish prince, and I was told about it when I was 11,” Lubomirski shared. His mother confirmed the news, adding he had the title, but little else to show for it. We’re obviously sad to hear he won’t be wearing his own crown to the royal wedding.

“She very quickly doused my flames of excitement by saying, ‘Listen, there’s no more — there’s no more land. There’s no more palaces, castles, riches, arts, armies, whatever,'” Lubomirski said. “You just have the name. So very naively I said to her, ‘Well, what’s – what’s the point of the title then?’ And she said this phrase to me, which has stuck with me forever. And I always thank my mother for this. She said, ‘If you want to be a prince in today’s world, you have to be a prince in your heart and in your actions.'”

Beautiful. We’re extra excited to see the wedding photos now.

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