Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photos released

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Kensington Palace released official engagement photos of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Frogmore House, Windsor, England. (Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Alexi Lubomirski)

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Kensington Palace has released official photos of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle, to mark the couple's engagement.

One of the photos is an intimate black-and-white portrait of the couple embracing. Another is more formal picture of the two sitting together holding hands. Both show off Markle's engagement ring.

Fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski took the photographs earlier this week on the grounds of Frogmore House, a royal-owned country house in Windsor.

Lubomirski said in a statement: "I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together."

The couple, who announced their engagement last month, will be married May 19 at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel.