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Prince William and Kate Middleton asked famed fashion photographer Mario Testino to take their formal engagement photos. The just-released photos feature both a formal and casual bride- and groom-to-be.


"Prince William has worked with Mario Testino on many occasions before, and so the couple decided that he was the right choice for such an important portrait," said a royal spokeswoman.


The formal photo was taken at Clarence House, the official residence of Prince Charles. The groom wore a Turnbull and Asser suit and Kate paired a white Reiss dress with Links earrings.

The casual photo of the couple hugging was taken in the Cornwall Room of St. James's Palace. Prince William wore a Turnbull and Asser shirt and Brunello Cucinelli sweater. Kate's blouse is from Whistles.


Mario Testino photographed the late Princess Diana for Vanity Fair magazine in 1997, months before her tragic death. A book of the photos, Diana, Princess of Wales, is available at amazon.com.

Testino said in a statement, "I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for. They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together."

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