October 12, 2018
Event expected to be just as lavish, if not as high-profile, as Harry and Meghan’s nuptials
Windsor welcomes Princess Eugenie for royal wedding redux
Windsor will host its second royal wedding of the year on Friday when Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, marries her long-term boyfriend, tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank.
Five months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor castle, the prince’s 28-year-old cousin will walk down the same aisle, in a wedding scarcely less lavish than that of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
As the second daughter of the third child of the monarch, Eugenie’s wedding is not, arguably, the most significant national event to take place this year. This has led to raised eyebrows over the couple’s decision to copy Harry and Meghan with an open-topped carriage ride through Windsor, requiring road closures and an estimated £2m policing bill.
The decision to broadcast the event live on television also raised eyebrows, although it will be shown on an extended version of ITV Daytime’s This Morning. The BBC reportedly resisted the suggestion of Prince Andrew to devote several hours of live coverage to the event.
Presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will bring the appropriate gravitas to an event whose bridal party will include Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and Theodora Williams, daughter of pop star and X Factor presenter Robbie Williams.
While the wedding and reception costs will be met by the Queen and the couple’s families, the bill for traffic management, stewarding and policing will be picked up by the taxpayer.
Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May, excluding security expenses, cost more than £1.25m, according to figures released by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, a sum later reimbursed by central government.
But a spokeswoman for the council said that in terms of crowd numbers and associated stewarding and policing costs, it expected Harry’s and Eugenie’s nuptials to be “two very different weddings on two very different scales”.
Windsor welcomes Princess Eugenie for royal wedding redux
Not that anyone appears to have told the bride and groom. The invitation list stretches to 850 guests – 250 more than Meghan and Harry. The ceremony will be followed by a private reception hosted by the Queen, an evening party hosted by the Duke and Duchess of York and a reported second day of “festival-themed” celebration at Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew’s home within Windsor Castle’s grounds.
The attendees have not been confirmed but alongside the Queen, Prince Andrew, the Duchess of York and other senior royals, they are widely expected to include celebrity friends George Clooney, for whose tequila brand, Casamigos Brooksbank acts as ambassador, Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field, whom Eugenie met on holiday and, inevitably, the Beckhams.
The attendance of the bride’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is 97 and has retired from public life, will reportedly be decided on a “wake up and see how I feel” basis. But the Duchess of Cornwall will not be attending due to a prior engagement at a school harvest festival in Scotland. As with Harry and Meghan’s wedding, 1,200 members of the public have been given tickets to hear a broadcast relay of the ceremony from outside the chapel doors.
Windsor welcomes Princess Eugenie for royal wedding redux
Eugenie, like her elder sister Beatrice, is “very real”, she insisted in a Vogue interview to mark her engagement. She added that they were both just “young women trying to build careers and have personal lives … [but] also princesses”.
A history of art graduate from the university of Newcastle, Eugenie is a director at the London gallery Hauser & Wirth. “We have very understanding bosses,” she said when asked about her charity work and other commitments.
Like Meghan the groom is a very modern royal spouse, having met his princess while working in a bar in the upscale ski resort of Verbier. He went on to manage the Mayfair nightclub Mahiki, which is a favourite of the young royals.
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Lori Loughlin, husband plead guilty in college admissions scandal | Page Six Celebrity News
May 22, 2020
3Tx-FvqZzVI
Celebrity breakups during quarantine: Megan Fox, Ashley Benson and more | Page Six Celebrity News
May 22, 2020
APr202A7bbQ
Darren Barnett from ‘Never Have I Ever’ shares his naughty DMs | Page Six Celebrity News
May 21, 2020
GAOySCx9Zi0
'Floribama Shore' Kirk Medas Arrest Video, Do You Know Who I Am? | TMZ
May 24, 2020
Qrl7Iq3lBDM
Jamie Kennedy Explains How Stand-Up Comedy's Changed Amid Pandemic | TMZ
May 24, 2020
Q6SG4jcR6VI
Kandi Burruss Says Winning 'Masked Singer' is Best Answer for Haters | TMZ
May 23, 2020
zBCqnPAfX-A
"Terrace House" Star Hana Kimura Dead at 22 After Cyberbullying | E! News
May 23, 2020
xqo43SIrfRs
Khloé Kardashian's Epic Hair Transformation | E! News
May 23, 2020
b0NmskH9jjA
Necessary Realness: Quarantine Birthdays! | E! News
May 23, 2020
ZBYx9p5GvWU
Ben Platt on His Groundbreaking Radio City Music Hall Concert on Netflix
May 20, 2020
DXN5iMMfs60
Daveed Diggs On The Emotional Toll of Filming 'Snowpiercer' Stunts And The 'Hamilton' Movie
May 18, 2020
n17S9kH7XuA
Elle Fanning from 'The Great' Says She's 'Allergic' To The Term 'Strong Female Character'
May 21, 2020
SS1kJkOM_zc
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.