Friday 24 May 2019

Princess Eugenie opts for understated elegance with off the shoulder wedding gown: see all the pictures

Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Britain's Princess Eugenie enters St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The bride Princess Eugenie of York with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (R) arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (L) for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP)VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (R) arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP)VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor escorts the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte (right), as they arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte falls on the steps, as the bridesmaids and page boys arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor escorts the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George (right), as they arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The bridesmaids and page boys, inclduing Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The bridesmaids and page boys, inclduing Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie is driven towards St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Bridesmaid Princess Charlotte (right) and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrives with bridesmaids and pageboys for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Bridesmaids arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Britain's Princess Eugenie arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
A bridesmaid waves a she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie is driven towards St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Princess Eugenie is driven towards St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Ellie Goulding (left) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Britain's Princess Eugenie enters St George's Chapel with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Poppy Delevingne arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
A guest stoops to collect her hat that blew off in the wind as she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Adrian Dennis/PA Images)
Princess Beatrice of York and her mother Sarah Ferguson (R) arrive in their car to the Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP)
Sarah, Duchess of York, mother of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, arrives to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP)ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Anne, The Princes Royal arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, arrives for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, arrives for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Anne, The Princes Royal arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess of Sussex arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Rianne ten Haken arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
British comedian and writer Stephen Fry (R) arrives with his husband comedian Elliott Spencer (L) to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / various sources / AFP)ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Ellie Goulding (left) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cara Delevingne (centre) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Poppy Delevingne arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Elliott Spencer and Stephen Fry arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Gwen Field, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Ellie Goulding arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Gwen Field, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field arrive ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Emma Louise Connolly and Oliver Proudlock arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (right) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Holly Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sam Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (right) arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Jamie Redknapp (right) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Lisa Snowdon at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Holly Branson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cressida Bonas (left) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Nick Candy and Holly Candy arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Heather Kerzner (centre) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Cressida Bonas (left) arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Nick Candy and Holly Candy arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Chelsy Davy at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Pixie Geldof and George Barnett arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
A guest loses his hat in the wind as he arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
The fallen floral display which has been blown over by the high winds on the West Steps outside St George's Chapel ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Guests arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her father, the Duke of York, on her way to marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

Caitlin McBride and Karen Birney

Britain's Princess Eugenie made a glamorous entrance into St George's Chapel in a custom gown by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, signifying her entrance into grown-up glamour.

Since her and sister Beatrice's head-turning looks at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011, Eugenie's personal style has been consistently scrutinised, but after years of experimentation, she has grasped that less certainly is more. The bride, showcasing her newly coloured auburn hair wrapped in a loose chignon bun, oozed confidence in her dramatic gown as she was happily posed for photographers, accompanied by her father Prince Andrew on the steps of St George's Chapel.

The plunging back was strategically chosen to showcase her scoliosis scars as a motivation for younger people who have the condition.

Related: Princess Eugenie's wedding dress: Bride beams in long sleeved, low back dress by designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

Britain's Princess Eugenie arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Princess Eugenie arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

I’m patron of their [redevelopment] appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back,” she said on ITV's This Morning. “You’ll see on Friday,” she added, implying that the design of her wedding dress would reveal her scars.

“It’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this."

“I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”

A certain level of modesty is required among royal brides and a conservative neckline with long sleeves is all but a must, not to mention the fact that her grandmother has to sign off final approval on the dress as monarch.

Eugenie opted to go without a veil for the service, instead donning a beautiful emerald studded Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara - which she borrowed from the Queen - that sat on her relaxed hairstyle.

The low neckline of the dress accentuated the bride's elegant emerald drop earrings, which were given to her as a wedding gift from her groom Jack.

The bride Princess Eugenie of York with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The bride Princess Eugenie of York with her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrives by car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

In spite of choosing the same venue as her cousin Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May, with many of the same common elements including inviting more than 1,000 charity workers invited to watch from the grounds of Windsor Castle, there was a more low-key atmosphere.

American actress Liv Tyler and husband Dave Gardner were among the early arrivals, as was Australian singer Holly Candy with billionaire husband Nick and Prince Harry's ex-girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, who have maintained strong friendships with Eugenie and her sister Beatrice, were also on the guestlist.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

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