HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Daughter of HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York, Marries

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Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York, ninth in line for succession, and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, her longtime executive boyfriend, married Friday in a traditional ceremony at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel, in front of 800 guests.

Her father, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew Duke of York walked his youngest daughter, 28, down the aisle. Royal watchers were delighted as all members of the Royal Family attended the nuptials.

The Queen, and her husband Prince Philip sat in the second row, in an elevated pew nearest the alter. Along with her were HRH Prince Charles, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Princess Anne, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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Other members of the royal family including the bride's mother Sarah Ferguson, former Duchess of York, her daughter Princess Beatrice and Mike and Zara Tindell sat in the front row.

The ceremony was attended by all members of the Royal Family, except for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwell, who explained a previous engagement precluded her attending. She posted photos from her Ireland visit on social media as she wished the newlyweds well.

Princess Beatrice served her sister as Maid of Honor and during the ceremony read from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Prince George, 5, and his sister Princess Charlotte, 3, reprised their reoccurring roles as pageboy and bridesmaid.

The Wedding Party

The wedding party, which according to U.K. tradition children act as the male and female attendants. The Bridesmaids include the granddaughters of HRH Princess Anne, Savannah and Isla Philips, whose parents are Autumn and Peter Phillips, Mia Tindall, four, also the granddaughter of HRH Princess Anne and daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall. Maud Windsor, five, the goddaughter of Princess Eugenie and daughter of Lady Frederick Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor; and Theodora Williams, six, the daughter of Ayda Field and Robbie Williams.

Meanwhile, the pageboys are Louis de Givenchy, the six-year-old son of Zoe and Olivier De Givenchy, will join five-year-old George as pageboy. The Queen's youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and ten-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants.

Brother of the groom, Thomas Brooksbank served as Best Man.

The Wedding Gown

The Princess choose London based Designer Peter Piloto, to create her breathtaking gown. A "V" neck front with a matching "V" back allowed the public to see the hairline scar the Princess has from childhood surgeries to correct a curvature in her spine from scoliosis. The gown created from jacquard fabric had long sleeves and a flowing train.

She wore an Emerald Tiera, borrowed from the Queen and created in 1919, to match the new emerald and diamond earrings gifted from her husband.

The Cake

The five tier red velvet and chocolate cake prepared by London based Sophie Cabot sat on a gold pedestal. The cake consisted of three tier of red velvet and two tiers of chocolate with buttercream and white icing.

The bottom layer, an octagon, featured gold monogrammed initials of the bride and groom circled with ivy. The next four tier are decorated with gold bands at the base included an autumn theme with sugar leaves, baby's breath confections, and shadings from falls many beautiful colors.


The couple, who officially announced their engagement in January, wanted to share this day with as many as possible and when deciding on guests created a lottery type opportunity. Nearly 100,000 individuals submitted application and 1200 guests were selected to join the couple on the grounds of Kensington Palace allowing them to see the arrivals of the Royal Family, celebrities and guests as well as hear the ceremony and see the bride and groom exit.

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After the ceremony the couple participated in a traditional carriage ride from St. George's Chapel in a circle returning to the castle grounds via Cambridge gate.


The couple plan on cutting the cake at their reception hosted by the Queen which featured Casamigos tequila, the George Clooney Rande Gerber brand of which the groom is the U.K. ambassador executive of the celebrity spirits brand.

The bride changed into a stunning, accentuating, pale pink blush "English Rose" reception dress designed by Zac Posen. The celebration continued into the wee hours.

Sources: Kensington Palace Twitter, London Telegraph,

Photos: Kensington Palace Twitter, The Royal Family and The Duke of York,

Photographer Alex Bramall

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