Royal Wedding Photographer Hacked, 'Hundreds' of Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leaked

Royal Wedding Photographer Hacked, 'Hundreds' of Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leaked

The photographer behind Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s engagement and wedding photos has found himself in a tricky situation after hackers targeted him, leaking private photos from the couple’s big day. Photos have been appearing on social media after there was a “security compromise.”

Royal sources have confirmed the official wedding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski was targeted, with behind-the-scenes pictures now surfacing on Twitter and Instagram. The photographer is noted for his celebrity and fashion work, and is a favorite of the royal couple.

It is said that “hundreds” of the photographer’s images have been stolen. An insider at British newspaper The Sun said a "security compromise" was investigated, although the police were not called.

 There was an online security [issue] at Alexi’s end. Pictures were hacked then leaked. There was an internal investigation but police weren’t involved.

When the newspaper attempted to contact the photographer, a representative declined to pass comment, instead advising any calls be directed to Kensington Palace.

The leak is said to now have been contained, although there’s still no word as to whether a culprit has been reprimanded. However, it is said steps have allegedly been taken to prevent it happening again.

The sheer volume of images leaked is in stark contrast to the mere three official pictures that were released following the wedding.

Lead image: "Royal Love" by Nathan Congleton, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

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michaeljin's picture

I wonder if they'll release the RAW files.

Daris Fox's picture

A nice GDPR breach and potential fine, but these attacks habr been common for a while where photographers get hacked to gain access to boudoir or private images with groups dedicated to doing this for 'wins'. Sadly few photographers think or even actually invest into security.

at least he didn't go hiking, sightseeing in the mountains, shopping at Target, eating at McDonalds, and visitng local parks before downloading and backing up the photos.

I struggle to understand why there is so much interest in this.