Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Name Alexi Lubormirski as Royal Wedding Photographer

Playing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pick Their Official Wedding Photographer

Renowned portrait photographer Alexi Lubormirski says he is "thrilled" and "honored" to be named Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's official wedding photographer.

The British-born, New York City-based photographer will take the couple's official photographs at Windsor Castle after their wedding at St George's Chapel on May 19.

Kensington Palace revealed the appointment on Twitter Friday.

Lubormirski also took the couple's engagement photos at Frogmore House last year.

"I could not be more thrilled or honored to photograph this historic occasion," he said in a statement. "Having taken Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's engagement photos, it brings me such joy to be able to witness again, the next chapter in this wonderful love story."

Lubormirski, himself a descendant of Polish royalty, lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

He was born in England and his family moved to Botswana, Africa, when he was 8. His stepfather gave him his first camera age 11 and he developed a real passion for the art while traveling through Peru during his college years, according to his website.

After meeting Mario Testino in London, Lubormirski worked as his assistant in Paris for four years before shooting for publications across the world, including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

Lubormirski has photographed such A-list stars as Beyoncé, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron, among others.

Like Meghan and Harry, Lubormirski has charitable interests. He is ambassador of Concern Worldwide, a humanitarian agency.

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