Now that the eagerly anticipated wedding is behind us, the public is still gushing over the royal couple now that they've exchanged vows in front of the queen on Saturday at St George's Chapel.
Many photographs of Prince Harry and his stunning bride Meghan Markle in nuptial bliss are making the rounds on the Internet. But everyone is in awe of one particular capture.
I don't know who took this picture, but it's exquisite 💖👑 #RoyalWedding https://t.co/yR60JWCdd1— . . d r e . . #bb20 (@. . d r e . . #bb20) 1526742328.0
@LostNRealityTV Exquisite is the word for this one...I will share it, but would like to give photo credit.— Gr8shpr (@Gr8shpr) 1526745361.0
The aerial view shot led people to believe the photo was taken by a drone, naturally.
@KayOrton I wish I knew to whom to credit the photo! It must be drone footage, so it might be an official royal pho… https://t.co/JGqWPFASyF— . . d r e . . #bb20 (@. . d r e . . #bb20) 1526746038.0
People enamored of the breathtaking shot wanted to give proper credit but were stumped over the identity of the mystery photographer.
Yui Mok came forward and revealed himself as the staff photographer who nabbed the perfect spot in capturing the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Thanks, glad you like the photo. It was taken by myself, and I'm a staff photographer for @PA based in the UK. I wa… https://t.co/65lsQfccjC— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526765298.0
Mok couldn't take all the credit, however. He gave props to the editing team who is responsible for tidying up images they receive from other photographers.
I should also add a big thanks to the @PA picture desk, who crop and tidy up the raw images that we send to them di… https://t.co/F8708WzANd— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526767214.0
@YuiMok @PA I bet that day was a photographer's dream! Huge 'well done' on the shout-out to the retouchers.— Martin Lowe 👉😀👌 (@Martin Lowe 👉😀👌) 1526822988.0
Mok clarified that as a rule, photographers are never allowed to do any editorializing of their captured images.
@W92Baj @PA It was a long day, but that's the nature of our job, waiting around for hours sometimes for mere second… https://t.co/WOlHCqWHGU— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526823433.0
@YuiMok @PA Very nicely done. I’m sure you took thousands of photos today. Rest well.— Vicky (@Vicky) 1526796614.0
So, how many photos did he take that day? Turns out, not a whole lot – which would make sense, given the small window of time for the shutter release as the horse-drawn carriage whisked by Mok's field of vision.
@photos_by_vicky @PA Funny you should ask that, I actually took WAY less photos than I usually do on a major job!— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526808479.0
Amateur photographers wanted details on the camera equipment.
@YuiMok @PA Well Done!!! What lens did you use... I was thinking it was a drone!— Adedotun Soyebi (@Adedotun Soyebi) 1526817313.0
And Mok was more than happy to oblige.
@ITsPUFFY @PA For that shot I used @CanonUKandIE 1Dx Mk2 camera and a 70-200mm lens. For other shots I had the… https://t.co/Yema1vUwLB— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526817599.0
One user pointed out the happy coincidence.
@YuiMok @cherly_u_jest @theophilussilas @theblendergirl @PA @DannyLawPhoto Did you notice the heart-shape they form… https://t.co/lAyxnFY2kh— Lina A (@Lina A) 1526776761.0
@LinaBo @cherly_u_jest @theophilussilas @theblendergirl @PA @DannyLawPhoto Purely coincidental. I had less than a o… https://t.co/uyDACLTbV7— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526777196.0
Unlike the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kissing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for their first public smooch in front of the world, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke the tradition that dates back to Princess Victoria's wedding in 1858.
The reason is because St. George's Chapel is too far from Buckingham Palace, and Windsor Castle lacks a sufficient balcony for the ceremonial kissing photo op.
But the the happy couple is starting new traditions, sharing plenty of kisses and stealing spectators' hearts along the way in their carriage.
♫ Love and marriage, love and marriage, Go together like a horse and carriage ♫ A view of the happy couple from the… https://t.co/rXAXaK7fbS— Yui Mok (@Yui Mok) 1526741054.0
@YuiMok @PAImages @PA Thank you for taking such lovely photos...you truly captured the love and bond between #MeghanHarry #RoyalWedding— LaQuana Davis (@LaQuana Davis) 1526830434.0
Kensington Palace issued this statement:
They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.
And now we have Yui Mok's glorious photography to remember this moment forever.