Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's Wedding Preview
Here's everything you need to know about the second royal wedding of the year
11 October 2018
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It’s already been a year of occasions for the British royal family, as the celebrations continue with the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on 12th October.
Ahead of the big day, ewmoda have rounded up all of the must-know details on the second British royal wedding of the year –from the bridal party to the wedding cake, and the designer of the dress!
Here is our preview of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding –we can’t wait to see what Meghan Markle wears…
Who is Princess Eugenie?
If you’re not familiar with the British royal family tree, Princess Eugenie is Queen Elizabeth's grandaughter. She is the daughter of Prince Andrew (Queen Elizabeth’s second-eldest son) and Sarah Ferguson. Eugenie is ninth in line to the throne, and Prince William and Prince Harry are her cousins.
Princess Eugenie met her husband-to-be on a skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. The couple became engaged in Nicaragua in January, as here's a reminder of the engagement ring.
The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor at 11.00am (UK time), where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married earlier this year.
Just like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the newlyweds will ride through the town of Windsor in a carriage procession following the ceremony.
Although the designer of the wedding gown is hush-hush, the Princess has revealed that it will be a British brand.
The Princess has also stated that the wedding will be plastic-free, as environment-friendly Stella McCartney could be a favourite to design the dress.
Also in the running is Erdem, a go-to fashion house for Eugenie and Alexander McQueen –the brand behind Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress. Emilia Wickstead, Ralph & Russo and Vivienne Westwood are also popular choices for the dress.
Eugenie’s elder sister Princess Beatrice will be her Maid of Honour. Prince George will be one of the pageboys and Princess Charlotte will be one of the bridesmaids. As all of the Queen’s great-grandchildren will play a role in the bridal party.
The Queen is expected to host a champagne reception at Windsor Castle during the afternoon, and an evening reception will be held at the Duke of York’s grounds at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
A festival and funfair themed party is expected to take place the day after the wedding, also on the Royal Lodge grounds.
London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot will create a red velvet and chocolate cake, which will be the centrepiece of Princess Eugenie's wedding feast.
The wedding cake will feature rich autumn colours and detailed sugar work.
How much will the wedding cost?
The wedding will be paid for by the couple’s family, yet security costs for the big day (which are payed for by the British public), have been reported to reach £2million.
The couple have invited 600 guests to the wedding with celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Ellie Goulding and George Clooney rumoured to be invited.
Of course, the royal family will also be attendance and 1,200 members of the public will be on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The occasion will also be televised.