Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12th. The bride is 9th-in-line to the Throne, and the first of the Queen’s male-line granddaughters to get married. The couple announced their engagement in January.
Princess Eugenie arrived at St. George’s Chapel, after traveling in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI, on the arm of her father, soon after the arrival of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family via the Galilee Porch, while Jack arrived with his Best Man and brother, Thomas. The flowers were arranged by designer Rob Van Helden, who used locally sourced foliage and flowering branches from Windsor Great Park.
The ceremony was officiated by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, who gave the Address, along with a personal prayer written by the Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, who led the prayers. Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli performed two pieces during the Service, along with two hymns by James Vivian, Director of Music St George’s Chapel. Princess Beatrice gave the Second Reading, taken from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, while Charles Brooksbank gave the First Reading, taken from St Paul’s Letter to the Colossians Chapter 3 verses 12-16.
After the Service, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank signed the marriage register, and after curtsying to the Queen, the newly married couple walked down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel, pausing for a kiss on top of the steps lined with Members of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards. They then undertook a short ride in the Scottish State Coach from the Royal Mews on to part of the High Street, before returning to Windsor Castle, where the Queen gave a Reception for the couple and their wedding guests.
The wedding cake was made by London based cake designer Sophie Cabot. Afterwards, the couple drove to their evening Reception in a Aston Martin DB10. Click HERE for the Official Wedding Photos!
Royal Guests included almost all the extended members of the Royal Family, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy, Peter and Autumn Phillips, the Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, James Ogilvy, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Gabriella. Other Guests included Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal, Princess Maria Olympia, and Prince Phillipos of Greece, Prince Ernst Augustus and Princess Ekaterina, Prince Christian and Princess Alessandra of Hanover, the Hereditary Prince and Hereditary Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg, the Duke of Westminster, Lady Melissa Percy, and Lord and Lady Fellows.
Members of the bridal party included Princess Beatrice as Maid of Honour, Thomas Brooksbank as Best Man, Princess Charlotte, Savannah Philips, Isla Philips, Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor, and Theodora Williams as bridesmaids, Prince George and Louis de Givenchy as pageboys, and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn as special attendants.
Princess Eugenie wore a Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown with the grand Greville Emerald Kokoshnik, publicly seen for the first time in over 80 years, and diamond and emerald earrings which are a gift from the Groom. Jack Brooksbank wore Morning Dress.