Prince William and Kate Middleton have released their official engagement photos.
Taken by famed photographer Mario Testino at St. James Palace on November 25, the pictures depict Kate wearing her 18-karat sapphire engagement ring which formerly belonged to Princess Diana.
“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,” says Testino, the same photographer who took iconic pictures of William’s mother before her death. “I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together.”
William and Kate are scheduled to wed on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.