Yes, he was the one who shot Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s engagement pictures last year, and yes, he also photographed the official portraits after the wedding. The newly-wedded couple are not the only famous people he has photographed. He has also shot celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Beyoncé, and the list goes on. Who is he exactly? Other than being extremely good looking, here are five things you need to know about Alexi Lubomirski.
He Is A Prince Himself
His official title is His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski. He allegedly learned of his royal lineage (of the Polish House of Lubomirski) at the age of 11. While it is solely a regal title with no palaces, crowns, thrones or money, his mother taught him that it is more important for him to be a prince in his heart and actions towards others.
He later wrote a book inspired by his noble roots in 2015 (read on for more).
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He Grew Up In Botswana
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a special relationship with the Southern Africa country, the England-born photographer grew up there—might we say this is fate?
The son to a Peruvian/English mother and a Polish/French father, Alexi moved to Botswana with his mother and stepfather when he was eight (his parents were separated). It was his stepfather who encouraged him to pursue his passion in photography, and gave him his first camera when he was 11-years-old.
Meghan Markle Allegedly Found Him On Instagram
With no prior experience in photographing the royal family, the 42-year-old was first invited by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to take their engagement pictures.The couple then invited him back for a second time for the official wedding portraits after their big day over the weekend.
Word has it that one of Meghan Markle’s friends found him on Instagram during the period of the announcement of the engagement, and told the freshly-minted Duchess that she should meet him. The rest is history.
Talk about modern romance and breaking royal traditions.
He Has 3 Books Published Under His Name
Dedicated to his young boys, “Princely Advice For A Happy Life” is filled with parental wisdom, advice on love, life, and treating everyone with respect. Among its many life tips are, “be chivalrous at all times. Stand up when introduced to women. Open doors for them, help carry their belongings, and protect them from harm.”
We’re not crying. You’re crying.
That aside, Alexis also has a book titled “Decade”, showcasing his works from ten years of being a fashion photographer, and another book titled “Diverse Beauty”, where he celebrates the beauty of diversity.
He Is Married With Two Sons
Firstly, can we just say how beautiful (both inside and out) Alexi’s wife, Giada Lubomirski, is? Please do yourself a favour and scroll through her Instagram. The two met in 2008 when she was producing and curating his photography show at Milk Studios, got married the year after, and now have two beautiful boys, Sole Luka and Leone. The gorgeous family lives in New York.
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