Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for the two official engagement photos at Frogmore House in Windsor, United Kingdom.
Okay, with the sighing and the swooning presumably out of the way (it even took us a couple of moments, we have to admit), let’s discuss the SHOCKING RACINESS of her SHEER TOP.
For real, though. That’s rather bold, no? As is the entire gown, all things considered. More Hollywood than Buckingham Palace, which is, presumably part of the point. Any woman marrying Harry is going to be compared to Kate, just as Kate herself had to deal with comparisons to Diana. Choosing such a fashionable bit of couture for her engagement photo is something of a shot across the bow in terms of how she plans to manage her image. She’s definitely going her own way – and that’s going to be a good thing for the family’s public image in the long run, we suspect. By virtue of her current presumably future roles, Kate has to maintain a somewhat restrictive sense of decorum. Meghan’s going to have more than her share of rules to abide by, but this definitely feels like a message that this couple won’t be nearly as bound by tradition as other members of the family.
Or maybe we could discuss how Harry is flexing every muscle so hard in that first shot we’re afraid he’s going to launch Meghan into the air with one sneeze.
Or maybe we could stop being cynical bitches and note just how unambiguously romantic that second shot is.
One thing’s for sure: they’re the sexiest damn couple this family’s ever had.
First Image: Ralph & Russo Gown from the Fall 2016 Couture Collection
[Photo Credit: Alexi Lubomirski, ralphandrusso.com]