Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share a few snaps of their engagement photos. Pictured: Prince Harry and Markle attend the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on Dec. 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are grateful for the warm and generous messages they received following their engagement.

On Thursday, Kensington Palace released a few snaps of Prince Harry and Markle's engagement. According to the palace, they released the photos as the former "Suits" actress and the royal prince's way of thanking the public for their warm acceptance.

"Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle's engagement photographs," the palace wrote on Twitter. "The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives."

Prince Harry and Markle also shared a candid photo. In the snap, the couple is loved up. They are all smiles as the "Horrible Bosses" star holds the arm of her prince charming and locks her fingers in his. "As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you," the palace wrote in the caption.

It has since been revealed that the engagement pictures were taken by famed photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

“It was an incredible honor to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another,” Lubomirski said in a statement. “I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”

On Wednesday, Markle joined Prince Harry, the queen and the rest of the British royals for their annual Christmas lunch. Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton attended the event with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles were also in attendance. Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Princess and Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra graced the royal annual gathering, too.

In related news, Markle's Christmas lunch dress was already sold out. On the said sighting, Prince Harry's fiancée wore a black and white dress from Self Portrait dubbed as the Nightshade Midi Dress. The item was sold out in stores within hours after Markle was photographed in it.

This year, Lyst put Markle in the fourth spot for its fashion influencers category. The Duchess of Cambridge trails behind at the fifth spot.

"Meghan proved her royal style credentials this year, wearing heritage British brands Barbour, Hunter and Burberry," the site said (via E! News ). "She also spiked searches for lesser known labels Misha Nonoo and Finlay and Co."