As my colleague Jared Paul Stern
mentioned recently fashion
photographer Mario Testino
is a starmaker. But Testino also took the beautiful images of Diana, Princess of Wales
, five months before her death. It's fitting then that he was chosen to take the official engagement pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Vogue UK reports
that Testino shot the newly engaged couple within the last month and the photographs are set to be released before Christmas
. Testino also took pictures at Prince William's 21st birthday in June 2003 and Prince Harry's 20th birthday in 2004 and has photographed Prince Charles on multiple occasions, even shooting the photograph for his official Christmas card for this year.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to marry on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. For all the latest details on the big event check out AOL's Royal Wedding website