Princess Eugenie is soon set to marry fiancé Jack Brooksbank in a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
It’s the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May so we can aready guess how their wedding day will run. But there are so many questions we still have around the second big royal wedding of the year.
How can you watch the wedding on TV? Will Princess Beatrice be maid of honour? Are Prince George and Princess Charlotte involved? What wedding dress will Eugenie wear?
Here’s what we know so far about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding so far!
When is Princess Eugenie’s Wedding?
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Princess Eugenie is getting married on the 12th October 2018. The wedding will be the second big royal wedding of this year, coming just five months after her cousin Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were said to be the reason behind the October wedding date. The date was chosen to fit in with the newlyweds busy schedule as Prince Harry – who’s very close to Eugenie – was determined to attend.
The couple met in February 2010, when Eugenie was just 19, during a ski holiday in the Swiss resort of Verbier to celebrate her father’s 50th birthday. They continued a long distance relationship while Jack lived in London and Eugenie moved to New York briefly for her career.
Jack popped the question in January 2018 during a holiday to Nicaragua.
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In an interview with Vogue, Eugenie revealed she isn’t stressed at all about the fast-approaching nuptials.
“I’m not stressed at all. It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters,” she said.
How Can I Watch Princess Eugenie’s Wedding?
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Princess Eugenie’s wedding will be shown on an extended version of This Morning on ITV. Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will be presenting all the coverage live from Windsor, including the arrival of the Royal Family, from 9.25am. The actual ceremony will be shown live from inside the chapel at 11am.
If you just want to see a highlight reel, ITV will be showing a look back at 8pm, called The Royal Wedding: A Family Celebration.
Where is Princess Eugenie Getting Married?
The couple are set to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. It’s the same venue as her cousin Harry but no doubt the young royal will put her own mark on celebrations. (Psst, if you’re curious about how to make a venue ‘your own’ if someone you know is marrying there too, we spoke to the experts!)
Eugenie has already hinted that their decor will be very different to Harry and Meghan’s. In an interview with Vogue, she revealed she’s planning on making the entire day plastic-free.
“It’s been eye-opening. My whole house is anti-plastic now – and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well,” she said. If you’re interested in an eco-friendly wedding like Eugenie, we’ve got lots of tips for that too.
Eugenie also revealed she’s been compiling Pinterest boards of wedding cakes – will she have a showstopper like Harry’s lemon and elderflower three-tier extravaganza we wonder?
Can the Public Watch Princess Eugenie’s Wedding?
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Like Harry and Meghan, Princess Eugenie and Jack are inviting members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the wedding. A lucky 1,200 members of the public were able to apply via ballot for one of the spots, but if you didn’t get a ticket, the couple will also be doing a carriage tour of Windsor.
The chosen guests will watch the guests arrive and see a live broadcast of the service.
Eugenie and Jack have also asked charity representaitves, members of the Windsor community and children from Princess Eugenie’s old schools to watch.
What Does Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Ring Look Like?
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News of the engagement was announced in January 2018 through Buckingham Palace and the couple posed for an official engagement photo that showed off her huge padparadscha sapphire ring.
Her ring features a halo of diamonds surrounding the rare coral pink-coloured sapphire, set in a gold band. Named after a lotus flower from Sri Lanka, the gems are coveted for their unique colour and rarity.
Jack and Eugenie designed the ring together after he proposed. He told the BBC, “Why I loved it so much is it changes colour from every different angle that you look at it, which is what I think of Eugenie. She changes colour, and it’s just so amazing.”
What Wedding Dress Will Princess Eugenie Wear?
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Princess Eugenie is known as quite fashion-forward among the royals and regularly picks bold colours and designs. Will she do the same with her wedding dress?
She favours the British brand Erdem and wore their £1,288 floral ‘Hetty’ dress in her official engagement photos. Bookies Ladbrokes have Erdem in poll position with odds of 7/2 as she’s already revealed she’s chosen a British-based designer.
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Vivienne Westwood could also be in the running for her dress designer. Eugenie wore a blue floral dress by Westwood to William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 and has opted for the iconic British designer a few times since at high profile events.
Fashion guru Gok Wan told Hitched he has his money on Westwood. “Princess Eugenie is slightly left of centre with her designs, she pushes the boundaries a bit more,” he said. “She’s not first or second in line to the throne so has more licence and her team have more licence to be a bit wackier. I suspect it might be a Vivienne Westwood dress; there’ll be some disconnected tailoring and a lot of detailing.
Another contender is Alberta Ferretti. She chose a blush pink tulle dress by the Italian designer for her cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 2016 (although in another photo from the shoot she wears her favourite Erdem dress).
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However, it’s unlikely she will opt for anything other than British. Jenny Packham, Preen and Suzannah are other popular predictions.
She stepped out to Harry and Meghan’s wedding in a light blue dress by British label Gainsbourg – a bespoke brand founded by ex-Vogue art director Caroline Breteau and former McQueen designer Sam Dougal. Could they be making her second royal wedding outfit of the year?
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Royal commentators expect her to choose the York diamond tiara for her big day, just as her mother did.
It was custom-made for Sarah Ferguson by jewellers Garrard as a gift from the Queen and Prince Philip. A perfect ‘something borrowed’!
Who Will Princess Eugenie’s Bridesmaids Be?
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The wedding is set to be a showbiz affair, according to reports. Robbie Williams’ five-year-old daughter Theodora will be a flower girl after the ex-Take That star and his wife Ayda Field struck up a friendship with Eugenie and Beatrice several years ago.
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Princess Charlotte, three, is expected to be another flower girl, as will Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor and actress Sophie Winkleman, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Prince George is set to be a pageboy at the wedding, alongside Louis de Givenchy, the son of banker Oliver de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.
Will Princess Beatrice Be Princess Eugenie’s Maid of Honour?
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Eugenie confirmed that her elder sister Princess Beatrice would be taking on the role of maid of honour at the wedding in a joint interview for Vogue.
It is customary for royal brides to have one adult woman to accompany the young bridesmaids or flower girls down the aisle.
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Kate Middleton chose sister Pippa Middleton to be maid of honour at her wedding in 2011 (who nearly stole the show!).
However, Meghan Markle decided against having a maid of honour as she couldn’t chose from among her friends.
Eugenie shared a throwback picture on her Instagram of her Beatrice and her as bridesmaids at their nanny’s wedding, with the caption, “90s throwback… wedding planning starts!!”
We’re sure Beatrice will put her foot down on another outfit like that!
Who Are Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Guests?
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The autumn ceremony will attract all the senior members of the royal family, including the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Naturally, her parents, the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, will attend too.
Lots of celebrities are expected to attend too, although the guestlist won’t be known until the day.
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Eugenie is close to singer Ellie Goulding, model Cara Delevingne, James Blunt’s wife Sofia Wellesley and Sir Richard Branson’s daughter Holly. Harry’s exes Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas are also firm friends.
Jack currently works as a brand ambassador for George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila brand, Casamigos. Perhaps George and Amal will make an appearance at their second royal wedding this year?
Will Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Sit Together at Princess Eugenie’s Wedding?
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Although they are no longer married, Eugenie’s parents Prince Andrew and Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson have remained close since their divorce. The couple split in 1996 after 10 years of marriage, when Eugenie was 6 years old.
They have continued to co-parent their children since then and both wished Eugenie and Jack good luck on their respective Twitter accounts after news of their engagement broke.
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Prince Andrew and Sarah arrived together at Prince Harry’s wedding in May but did not sit together due to royal protocol. However, it’s believed that they will sit together at Eugenie’s wedding.
Sarah publicaly congratulated her ex-husband in June when he took part in Trooping the Colour for the first time as Colonel in Chief of the Grenadier Guards. They also attended Ascot together with their daughter Princess Beatrice, showing they definitely are on friendly terms.
What Title will Princess Eugenie Have After She Marries?
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Princess Eugenie is a princess from birth, as the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. Since the birth of Prince Louis, she is ninth in line to the throne.
However, Eugenie has never been a senior royal, meaning all her charity work and patronage doesn’t come under royal work, and she didn’t need permission from the Queen to marry.
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However, it’s unlikely that Jack would get a royal title like partners Meghan and Kate did after their marriages.
As Jack doesn’t have any title of his own, she has the option of keeping her royal title or getting rid of it once she married and taking her husband’s surname. It’s possible she could even use both together and be known as HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Brooksbank.
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Eugenie currently works as the associate director at London art gallery Hauser & Wirth. Jack works in hospitality, having previously been a bartender and manager of famous nightclub Mahiki. He’s currently a wine merchant.
For a flavour of what to expect at Eugenie and Jack’s wedding, here’s the dress Meghan Markle wore for her wedding at the same venue and where you can get your own version. Plus, the best and worst dressed guests at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding.