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Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank have finally tied the knot in Windsor Castle

2018 has been a busy old year for the royals. A new baby, a beautiful wedding witnessed by millions around the world, and now another of the Queen’s grandchildren has finally said ‘I do’ – Princess Eugenie.

The princess, who is ninth in line to the throne, got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank back in January.

And while her wedding ceremony had similarities to that of Prince Harry’s back in May, she also announced prior to her wedding day that the occasion would be ‘plastic free’.

“My whole house is anti-plastic now,” she revealed in an interview within the September issue of British Vogue. “And Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”

Where did Princess Eugenie get married?

The wedding took place at 11am on Friday 12 October 2018, and like her cousin Prince Harry, the princess tied the knot inside Windsor Castle’s St George’s chapel.

 

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The 15th-century venue, which has capacity for up to 800 guests, has also played host to several royal weddings in the past, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall back in 2005, and Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys Jones in 1999.

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As venues go, it’s far more low key than central London locations such as St Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Princess Diana married, and Westminster Abbey, the choice of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Who was invited to Princess Eugenie’s wedding?

The couple invited 1,200 members of the public to their wedding, including members of the Windsor community, representatives from their favourite charities, some royal household staff and residents of the castle.

 

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In an announcement from Buckingham Palace, a spokesman for the couple said: “The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch as the bride and groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”

Who designed Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress?

Princess Eugenie selected Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos to design her dress, founders of the British label Peter Pilotto.

The dress, which had a neckline that folded around her shoulders, had a low back which was requested by the bride, who was keen to show her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis when she was 12.


Princess Eugenie kept the designer of her dress a secret until the day, but had already hinted that she wanted “no meringue shoulders” on BBC’s The One Show, and that it would be a British-based designer.

“I’m not telling anyone who is making it, but I can say it is a British-based designer,” she revealed in British Vogue.

“[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the princess said. “As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”

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The princess paired this with the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, made by Boucheron in 1919 and borrowed from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Who was Princess Eugenie’s maid of honour?

The princess selected her sister, Princess Beatrice, as her maid of honour – making the announcement in British Vogue interview in September.

“Euge is amazing,” says Beatrice in the magazine’s September issue. “She’s a very modern bride.”

Prince George was a pageboy at the wedding, along with Louis de Givenchy (son of JP Morgan banker Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe).

 

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Princess Charlotte was a flower girl, along with Savannah Phillips – daughter of Peter Phillips – and Mia Tindall – daughter of Zara Phillips – as well as Maud Windsor, the four-year-old daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor, and Theodora Williams, daughter of singer Robbie Williams.

Lady Louise, daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, was a bridesmaid.

Princess Eugenie’s wedding ring

As predicted, Princess Eugenie’s wedding ring was made with Welsh gold – a royal tradition that dates back to 1923. Welsh gold is very rare, and tends to cost up to five times as much as other types of gold.

Jack Brooksbank, on the other hand, chose not to wear a wedding ring.

What did the wedding flowers look like?

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank enlisted the help of floral designer Rob Van Helden to create the church flowers for their big day.

He used seasonal foliage and flowering branches, which were sourced locally from Windsor Grreat Park, opting for designs that reflected the rich tones of autumn.

Van Helden picked out Liquid Amber trees, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries. “It’s been the greatest privilege and honour to create the flowers for Princess Eugenie and Jack,” he said.

“Her Royal Highness has been very involved from the start and has been instrumental in the autumnal theme.”


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