All The Details Of Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding Happening This Month
Princess Eugenie, youngest daughter of Sarah Duchess of York and little sister to Princess Beatrice, is set to wed businessman Jack Brooksbank in a few days' time.
On the day their engagement was announced, Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank talked about sharing their news with Her Majesty The Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh. The engagement of Her Royal Highness and Jack Brooksbank was announced on Monday 22nd January 2018. The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor.
The young royal got engaged in January this year, giving Britons a second royal weddding to look forward to after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's. The nuptials are scheduled to take place on Friday, October 12, and to get you excited for the special occasion that's just around the corner, we rounded up all the details worth knowing.
Where will it take place?
Princess Eugenie chose a familiar venue: St. George's Chapel, where her cousin Prince Harry and Meghan also tied the knot in May. Aside from being a historical site with great cultural value, the chapel's grounds and adjoining buildings hold sentimental value to the Princess; she and her sister grew up playing and exploring its many gardens and royal family-only areas in their childhood.
What are the reception plans?
Jack and his bride-to-be are reportedly departing from stiff royal gatherings—by choosing a carnival-like theme for their after-wedding party plans! After keeping to tradition by attending a Windsor reception hosted by the Queen on the night of their wedding, they're doing their own thing the day after. Their guests can expect to be treated to rides, cocktails, and other upbeat entertainment on a crisp Sunday afternoon.
What are they wearing?
Jack was spotted heading to an extremely exclusive tailor whose creations have been worn by many a royal and British celebrity for over a century—Huntsman, one of Savile Row's most revered establishments. (You'll recognize the tailor that was featured in Kingsman: The Secret Service). The Princess' outfit, on the other hand, has been kept top secret, but fashion experts are predicting a demure look featuring long sleeves, a high neckline, and subtle embellishments. (The most the Princess has divulged is that it will be made by a British designer).
Who are attending?
Just like other royal weddings of late, Princess Eugenie and Jack's will have members of the royal family at their nuptials, as well as some members of the public. 1,200 non-royal guests are expected to attend, many of whom are members of charities that the Princess supports, kids from the school she attended as a young girl, royal household staff, and other members of the Windsor community.
When it comes to celebrity attendees, big bets are being placed on Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Ellie Goulding, George and Amal Clooney, and Robbie Williams.
There's an advocacy?
As an active environmentalist, Princess Beatrice expressed her desire in making her wedding "anti-plastic." How she and her wedding planner, Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, will achieve that has yet to be revealed.
Which royal traditions are going to be followed?
Princess Eugenie might be quite a long way from being first in line to the throne—being ninth in line gives her more leeway in planning her special day—but there are still royal traditions she's expected to honor. Some of them include having a sprig of myrtle in her bouquet taken from a myrtle bush planted by Queen Victoria herself, wearing a tiara (likely the diamond-encrusted York tiara), and going on a carriage ride after the ceremony to greet well-wishers around Windsor.
Who are part of the entourage?
It's been confirmed that the Princess has asked her older sister Beatrice to be her maid of honor, and what's also guaranteed is Princess Charlotte and Prince George being made bridesmaid and pageboy. Other children expected to play roles at the wedding are Robbie Williams' daughter Teddy, Olivier de Givenchy's son Louis and daughter Ines, and Lord Fredrick Windsor's son, Maud.
What's the décor going to be like?
A royal wedding is incomplete without beautiful fresh blooms to light up the ceremony. According to experts, English wild bluebells, forget-me-nots, the white rose of York, and ivy garlands might comprise the main décor, and possibly also serve as the design of the couple's official monogrammed memorabilia.
What should guests be wearing?
This royal bride is giving her guests a bit more room to dress as they please on her wedding. Fascinators are, of course, still required for ladies, but day dresses are more than welcome, as are morning suits for men.
Photos from @princesseugenie