Princess Eugenie’s wedding day took place last Friday, and we loved it every bit as much as Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
Eugenie has spoken out for the first time since her wedding, sharing a photo on Instagram expressing her delight in the day.
The snap features Princess Charlotte, along with the other bridesmaids and page boys, giggling their heads off – we’d have loved to be a fly on the wall!
Our pre-wedding coverage
We’re still riding high on Meghan and Harry’s wedding (yes, we know it was months ago), but as more information comes out about Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials to Jack Brooksbank, we’re starting to get excited about the second Royal Wedding of the year, especially now that we’ve learned we’ll be able to watch it on TV!
ITV has announced that it will screen the wedding from 10am on the morning of 12th October.
The three hour special edition of This Morning at the Royal Wedding will be hosted by Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
One royal who will need to record the wedding and watch it on ITV Player is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as she won’t be attending.
According to royal commentator Victoria Arbiter, Camilla is unable to attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, because she had already agreed to attend another engagement.
As Arbiter explained on Twitter, “I know it seems odd that Camilla’s missing Eugenie’s wedding but it doesn’t indicate any malice or ill-feeling. Royals don’t like to disappoint. Given she’d already committed to attending a school event it’s duty first.”
The visit was arranged before Eugenie set a date for her wedding, so she will miss the royal wedding in favour of honouring her commitments.
Arbiter further explained on Twitter: “Royals often miss family events for pre-scheduled engagements. It’s at a school and was scheduled long before. I expect she doesn’t want to disappoint the children. She will have spoken to Eugenie about it.”
The wedding details
Jack and Eugenie are set to marry at the same Windsor venue as Harry and Meghan, and the Queen is said to be lending Eugenie her open-top State Landau carriage.
The carriage, mainly used for Her Majesty’s state visits, will, according to Kensington Palace, see the couple travel “through part of Windsor High Street” and “through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.”
Jack and Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception
Following their ceremony at the same chapel and Harry and Meghan, Jack and Eugenie plan to host their reception in a marquee at their house.
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Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring
Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring contains a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds and is quite the show-stopped – it;s believed to have been inspired by Eugenie’s mother, the Duchess of York’s own engagement ring.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s role in the wedding
Reports say that Princess Charlotte will join Savannah and Isla Philips, Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor and Theodora Williams as flower girls, while Prince George and Louis de Givenchy will be page boys.
Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, will be maid of honour, and Jack’s brother, Tom, will be best man.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding flowers
“Harry and Meghan’s wedding flowers demonstrated that, with a little forethought, you can really push the boundaries with flowers and make them your own,” says luxury wedding florist Emma Soulsby.
“This Friday I’m expecting the flowers to reflect the slightly wilder side of Eugenie’s personality, with extravagant big, bold floral installations that have a safe palette of neutrals, with unusual pops of autumnal colours, such as burgundy, violet and russet gold to be just a little bit different.”
“I’d like to see some home-grown flowers within her bouquet, with luxurious showcase roses, showy dahilas, trophy delphiniums and beautiful-scented chocolate cosmos, all complemented with glossy eucalyptus and variegated ivy. ”
“I’ll be watching the wedding with interest this Saturday as I know for sure that my brides will be emulating elements of Eugenie’s flowers for years to come.”
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Will Eugenie wear a Phillipa Lepley gown?
Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress
“Who will design Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress?” has been the question on our lips since she announced her engagement, and while we’re still none the wiser, we asked our fashion team who they predicted would be designing the dress.
“I think Eugenie should wear a British designer, it would be so nice to go for a well known bridal name too,” says editor-at-large Peta Hunt.
“I think she needs a structured dress maybe with touches of lace to soften the silhouette , a long cathedral length veil, it’s a big aisle, so she need to fill it.”
“Jack and Eugenie are very environmentally-friendly and have a no plastic rule around their house so does that mean that Stella McCartney is a hot pick?”
“Other than that, my designer predictions would be Phillipa Lepley, the perfect choice for an English Rose, Suzanne Neville, because she know how to bring out the best with your body shape.”
“However, designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Ralph & Russo and Alexander McQueen are apparently on the hot favourites list.”
“Maybe she’ll wear the York tiara, which was designed for her mum Sarah Ferguson in 1986?. According to royal protocol, tiaras are reserved for brides and married women so this will be the Princess’ first chance to wear a full on one!!”
As a princess, I’d be surprised if Eugenie strayed from Royal Protocol – I’m expecting something understated but modern (with no statement headwear after Kate & Wills wedding!)” adds fashion assistant Molly Coughlan.
“Probably a cathedral length veil and an a-line skirt, perhaps with lace details. I’d love her to go for a serious OTT ballgown but as she tends to stick to more classic styles for other royal engagements, this will probably be the same.”
“I expect the designer will be British – she’s a big fan of Erdem so I wouldn’t be surprised if she wore a bespoke gown from him, or Temperley’s recent bridal collection had lots of silhouettes suitable for a royal bride.”