With less than a month until the next royal wedding, we’re excited to get the bunting and flags out again!
Princess Eugenie of York, the Queen’s granddaughter and ninth in line to the throne, marries her fiancé Jack Brooksbank on the 18thOctober at the same chapel Harry and Meghan declared their vows in a few months ago. They were engaged in January on a trip to Nicaragua, with Jack proposing with a beautiful pink sapphire ring surrounded with diamonds. Since then, planning has been in full swing for the couple. We adore a royal wedding, so here are a few of our thoughts and predictions for the big day.
In an interview with Vogue, Eugenie said that as soon as they announced their wedding, she knew exactly who she wanted to design her dress, and what it would look like. She’s set her heart on a British designer, but we’ll have to wait and see which one. She chose an Erdem dress to wear for the engagement photos, but she may go for Ralph & Russo, who designed the Duchess of Sussex’s engagement outfit, or Alexander McQueen, chosen by the Duchess of Cambridge for her wedding gown, or even Vivienne Westwood, who created Eugenie’s outfit for her cousin, the Duke of Cambridge’s wedding. We also think that she’ll wear her mother’s York tiara, as it’s tradition for a royal bride to choose a tiara from the family collection. The York tiara was a gift from the Queen to Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, and worn on their wedding day in 1986.
Eugenie is an ambassador for Project Zero, an initiative committed to protecting the seas from single use plastics, so, along with their home, Eugenie and Jack’s wedding will also be plastic free. Eugenie has declared that, “We’ve got to look after this planet,” so there’ll be no plastic drinking straws, flower stands or decoration, and no sequins to be seen!
The wedding party
Announced as bridesmaids have been Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s daughter Theodora as well as Princess Charlotte, Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter, and Ines de Givenchy, daughter of a family friend. Page boys will be Prince George and Louis de Givenchy. Maid of honour, of course, will be Eugenie’s sister Beatrice, who according to Eugenie, is used to going in first at parties and having her sister follow, so the wedding will have a familiar entry for the sisters!
Eugenie and Jack are good friends with Ellie Goulding, so there might be a set in there for her at the reception! We also expect to see Cara Delevigne in attendance, as well as George and Amal Clooney, as Jack is the UK ambassador for George’s Casamigos Tequila brand. As well as the royal family, the couple have invited 1,200 members of the public to the grounds of Windsor Castle to share their special day with them. They will also take a carriage procession through Windsor High Street.
We can’t wait to see the wedding in all its glory! Check back here after the wedding to see all the all the beautiful details.