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
Cannabis Activist Adam Eidinger Offering Free Weed with COVID Vaccine | TMZ
January 19, 2021
c-OK45k_pUw
Dr. Dre Back in the Studio After Brain Aneurysm | TMZ TV
January 19, 2021
BEIFyd-jdvI
Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey Steam Up The Ocean | TMZ TV
January 19, 2021
oqqXQ5gIyg8
"Bachelorette" Stars Clare Crawley & Dale Moss Split
January 19, 2021
z44RPxheM9w
Alexis Sharkey's Cause of Death Revealed | E! News
January 19, 2021
Yny8FX1A68M
"The Bachelor's" Sarah Trott Speaks Out After Dramatic Exit | E! News
January 19, 2021
d9JrjIoviiQ
Netflix Shares Skyrocket Following Blowout Q4 Results
January 19, 2021
plCb9L5qQeQ
How The Bee Gees Brothers Found Success As Songwriters
January 19, 2021
MpWcrHh7-_E
'Silence of the Lambs' Reunion! Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster Talk Dr. Lecter | Actors and Actors
January 19, 2021
u2QjdRaLfa8
Al Roker gets COVID-19 vaccine on the ‘Today’ show | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
YWK9m-xC-TA
Tommy Hilfiger dumps $45 million Greenwich mansion for sunny Florida | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
7cOiYIxtVLo
Inside Chris Evans’ abandoned $3.5 million mansion | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
xLrSqGRx9D0
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
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Chelsea
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Bournemouth
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Stoke City
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Barnsley
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Reading - Coventry
19
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Alaves - Sevilla
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion
19
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Cadiz - Levante
19
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Elche
18
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Newcastle United
18
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - AC Milan
17
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Juventus
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Manchester United
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Sheffield United - Tottenham Hotspur
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Crystal Palace
17
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayern Munich - SC Freiburg
17
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Fiorentina
16
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Mainz
16
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Chelsea
15
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Roma
14
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Crystal Palace
13
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Brighton
13
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Fulham
13
Jan
GERMANY: National cup
Holstein Kiel - Bayern Munich
12
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Manchester United
12
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
10
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sassuolo
10
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Napoli
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.