Everything You Need to Know About Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding
Princess Eugenie and her fiance, Jack Brooksbank, are tying the knot tomorrow, and needless to say, we can hardly wait to watch another royal wedding. Thankfully, the palace released the full day-of schedule so we could prepare our out-of-office response accordingly. So, ready those fascinators, because here’s everything you need to know about Eugenie and Brooksbank’s big day
Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank will exchange vows tomorrow, Friday, October 12. (Squee!)
The Bridal Party
As expected, Princess Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, will serve as the maid of honor. Prince Charlotte and Prince George will also lend their flower girl and page boy prowess to the wedding and will be joined by Theodora Rose Williams (5), Maud Windsor (4), Ines de Givenchy (2) and Ines’s brother, Louis (6).
It’s likely her dad, Prince Andrew, will walk her down the aisle.
Princess Eugenie hasn’t confirmed which tiara she’ll wear for her special day. Nevertheless, all signs point to the iconic York Tiara, which was given to her mom, Sarah Ferguson (aka the Duchess of York), by Queen Elizabeth.
“Traditionally when brides get married, they normally wear the family tiara, which in this case would be the York Tiara,” royal expert Grant Harrold told The Daily Mail.
The Guest List
In addition to Ferguson, Queen Elizabeth (grandma), Prince Philip (grandpa), Prince Andrew (father), Princess Beatrice (sister) and Prince Charles (uncle) will attend. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all expected to join in on the fun, too, but the palace hasn’t confirmed official appearances…yet. One royal who R.S.V.P’d no? Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The royal attendees will be joined by 1,200 members of the public and representatives from organizations the couple supports, like the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Salvation Army and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Additional attendees will include students from Princess Eugenie’s local alma maters, St. George’s School and Coworth Flexlands School, Windsor Castle residents and some members of the royal household’s staff.
The ceremony will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. (You know, Prince Harry and Markle’s old stomping grounds.) The Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner will officiate the ceremony, and the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Right Honorable John Sentamu will lead prayers.
The Carriage Procession
In accordance with British royal tradition, the couple will embark on a carriage procession following their St. George’s Chapel ceremony. They’ll take a short ride from the Royal Mew out of Windsor Castle and along part of High Street. Along the route there will be areas for the public to catch a glimpse of the couple at Castle Hill, High Street and Park Street. This mirrors the procession taken by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, however, Eugenie and Brooksbank will not travel along the Long Walk.
After the public festivities, Princess Eugenie’s Gan-Gan Queen Elizabeth will host a reception at Windsor Castle for the newlyweds and their guests.