It is safe to say that royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski had his hands full during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding over the weekend considering that they had six bridesmaids and four page boys all younger than 8!
The fashion and celeb photographer had the honor to capture all of the official royal wedding pics on Saturday that included the pair and their family and friends.
But when it came to posing Harry and Meghan with the children, his talent and experience were not enough.
In order to have them all sit still and smile for the pics, he bribed them just like their nanny.
The Telegraph reported that Maria Borrallo promised to give them all Smarties once the ceremony was over but only if they behaved.
Lubomirski told Reuters that ‘They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there. So, as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately shouted out ‘Who likes Smarties?’ and then everybody, hands up, smiles, even some adults put their hands up.’
It is safe to say that it worked! The final shots are just adorable.
Two photos, in particular, one of the bride and groom with the kids and one with the entire family are definitely worthy of being displayed at the palace.
In addition to that, Lubomirski was also able to get Harry and Meghan alone for a candid picture.
‘I said just before you go in, let’s sit down on these stairs, and she just slumped in between his legs,’ the photographer dished on the already iconic picture. ‘They were laughing because they were joking about how they were exhausted and finally it was over.’