Royal weddings are a little bit like buses – none for a few years, and then two come at once! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced more details about their spring wedding and we now have another royal wedding to look forward to.
Princess Eugenie is set to marry her long-term boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, on October 12 after the pair got engaged earlier this year in Nicaragua.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big day…
When is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding?
The wedding starts takes place on Friday October 12 at 11:00 a.m and you can watch it live on ITV.
Where will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank be tying the knot?
The couple will say their vows at the very same venue as Princess Harry and Meghan Markle, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Dean of Windsor will officiate and the service will feature performances from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli.
Where will Princess Eugenie have her wedding reception?
In a surprising break with royal tradition, the couple have revealed that they’ll be hosting their guests in their back garden!
The couple, who will marry in the same chapel as Harry and Meghan, will host their reception in a marquee at their house.
A source told Vanity Fair: “Sarah and Andrew are helping to organize the evening party.
“The plan is for a marquee to be set up in the grounds and dancing late into the night.
“Eugenie and Jack are planning the whole thing but Sarah and Andrew are very involved. Sarah is bringing a very eclectic and exciting guest list to Windsor.”
Who are the bridesmaids and page boys?
As well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte (yay!), the bridesmaids will be: Savannah Philips, seven, the daughter of Autumn and Peter Phillips; Isla Philips, six, the youngest of the Phillips’ daughters; Mia Tindall, four, the daughter of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall; Maud Windsor, five and goddaughter of Princess Eugenie, and daughter of Lady Frederick Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding guests
I’ts been reported that the couple are inviting a hell of a lot of people, with the The Mail on Sunday reporting that there will be a staggering 850 people in attendance – that’s 250 more guests than Meghan and Harry had.
There’s also a pretty starry guestlist, with the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Robbie and Ayda Williams and the Beckhams all on the invite list.
Eugenie and Jack will follow in the footsteps of Harry and Meghan and ride in an open-top State Landau carriage, lent to them by The Queen. The carriage, mostly 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.”
And while they have a plethora of famous friends – and family, obviously – one notable royal might be M.I.A.
Kate Middleton could well be forced to skip the wedding – but she has a very good reason.
According to the Express, Kate’s sister Pippa’s due date is at some point in mid October so could fall on – or very close to – the wedding date and obviously Kate will want to be by her little sister’s side.
Let’s hope Kate manages to fit both in.
What will the cake be like?
The couple will be indulging in a delicious red velvet and chocolate confection made by baker Sophie Cabot. “The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colors of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Announcement
The couple announced their engagement in Nicaragua earlier this year in a statement from the palace.
Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Ring
The happy couple shared official photos of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring not long after the announcement.