The story behind the most gorgeous photo to come from the royal wedding.

The day after the stunning royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was one photo that was shared more than any other on social media.

The photograph was taken by staff photographer Yui Mok, of the Press Association, and featured an over-head shot of the newly-married couple in their Ascot Landau Carriage as they made their way through the Long Walk on their tour of Windsor.

Eagle-eyed onlookers noticed that their bodies incidentally formed a heart-shape, because the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex really are the perfect couple.

This is the photo in all its glory:

Prince Harry Marries Ms. Meghan Markle - Procession
The photo in all its glory. Image: Getty.

After receiving much praise over social media, including a shout out from US Instyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown, Mok explained exactly how he managed to get one of the most-recognisable shots from the wedding - which, as you can imagine, is a highly contested space.

His original post has already garnered 36,000 retweets and 176,000 likes in just one day.

Mok said that he had to wait around for hours, for a "few seconds of shooting."


Being positioned on the roof of  George IV Gateway of Windsor Castle, he had a "one-second window" to get the shot, while making sure his camera was in complete focus to avoid capturing the grill that he was standing over.


Mok also captured this stunning photo of the royal couple's first kiss on the carriage - another favourite from the day.

Photographer Yui Mok
Mok also captured the couple's first kiss in the carriage. Image: Getty.

All in all, not bad for a day's work covering what will be one of this decade's most highly televised events.

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