Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release behind the scenes wedding photos to mark first anniversary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release their wedding photographs on their first wedding anniversary

Behind the scenes photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day have been released to celebrate their first anniversary.

A picture compilation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day was posted to their Instagram account on Sunday morning.

Harry and Meghan shared a compilation of 14 wedding snaps including some behind the scenes pictures from their big day last year.

The series of photographs were accompanied by the song This Little Light Of Mine.

The couple welcomed baby Archie earlier this month

Alongside the post was the message: “Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

“Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018.

The couple were wed at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018

“The selected song This Little Light Of Mine was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day.”

The couple – who welcomed baby Archie earlier this month – have had a momentous 12 months since they wed at St George’s Chapel in a glittering ceremony attended by royalty, celebrities and the public.

The pictures feature a series of black and white images by Chris Allerton, including one that appears to be Harry thumbing a lift and another where Meghan is holding hands with her mother Doria Ragland.

The couple became parents earlier this month

The famous picture of the couple sharing a kiss on the steps, by Press Association photographer Danny Lawson, is also among the snaps shared.

The birth of Harry and Meghan’s son came less than a year after the royal nuptials in the grounds of Windsor Castle, a wedding attended by A-list stars like Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney and the British monarchy led by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, got engaged following a whirlwind 16-month romance after going on a blind date in London.

A first wedding anniversary is traditionally celebrated with paper gifts – with couples sometimes exchanging presents featuring a paper ticket.

Meghan’s mother Ms Ragland – now a grandmother for the first time – is thought to be staying with the couple and could perform babysitting duties if the duke and duchess choose to have a romantic dinner to mark their anniversary.

Archie’s birth was registered on Friday, revealing the couple had their baby at London’s Portland Hospital, a private hospital favoured by celebrities wanting a money-no-object birthing experience.

The baby, who is the seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Philip, arrived at 5.26am on May 6, weighing 7lb 3oz.

He is believed to be the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the Royal family in centuries.