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The Photographer Behind This Exquisite Aerial Shot Of Harry And Meghan Explains How He Got It

The Photographer Behind This Exquisite Aerial Shot Of Harry And Meghan Explains How He Got It
(Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

The aerial view shot led people to believe the photo was taken by a drone, naturally.

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.

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.

Mok clarified that as a rule, photographers are never allowed to do any editorializing of their captured images.

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.

Amateur photographers wanted details on the camera equipment.

And Mok was more than happy to oblige.

One user pointed out the happy coincidence.

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.

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.

H/T - Twitter, BBC, townandcountrymag