Royal Engagement Photos By Mario Testino Revealed
A few days ago I mentioned that fashion photographer Mario Testino was chosen to take the official engagement pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Testino
hot the newly engaged couple within the last month. The two photos that have been released are rather formal image and one more casual one (shown above).
People reports that Kate Middleton did her own makeup for the photos although Testino's makeup artist was on hand for touch-ups. Her hair was done by her usual stylist, James Pryce, from the Richard Ward salon. The formal portrait was taken in the historic Council Chamber linked to Clarence House, the official residence of William's father Prince Charles. In the formal shot Prince William wore a Turnbull and Asser suit, while Kate selected a white Reiss dress and Links earrings. In he casual look, taken in the Cornwall Room of St. James's Palace, William wore a Turnbull and Asser shirt and Brunello Cucinelli sweater and Kate chose a Whistles blouse.
"I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for," Testino said in a statement. "They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see as when I see them together." Testino also took pictures at Prince William's 21st birthday in June 2003 and Prince Harry's 20th birthday in 2004, has photographed Prince Charles on multiple occasions and is famous for his beautiful shots of the late Princess Diana.
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.