Wednesday 24 April 2019

Fergie's royal wedding bracelet was the epitome of 'proud mother of the bride'

Sarah Ferguson thanked Eugenie's grandmother for making the day so special

Sarah Ferguson. Photo: PA
Sarah Ferguson. Photo: PA
Princess Eugenie of York arrives to be wed to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field (Alastair Grant/PA)
The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, wave as they leave after the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, look up at the Royal Standard flying from the round tower following the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, Britain October 12, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, following the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, Britain October 12, 2018. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding, Britain October 12, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie makes her way to their car as she leaves Windsor Castle after their wedding for an evening reception at Royal Lodge on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie wore Zac Posen for her second wedding dress
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images
Big budget: Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside 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

Karen Birney, THEVOW.ie

No matter what you thought of the guest list, the dress or the amount of money spent on the most recent British royal wedding there's no denying one thing - Eugenie's parents were as proud as punch to see their little girl tie the knot with the love of her life.

And while mother-of-the-bride Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson has seen her share of drama from inside Kensington Palace, she wasn't letting the past effect her by playing the wallflower on her daughter's big day.

Sarah Ferguson arrives 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

Instead of course she practically burst out of her car at St George's Chapel, throwing her hands to the furious flag waving fans who turned out to support the rather unfortunately hashtagged #royalwedding2.

Had those royal watchers held on to the emerald green clad Fergie's fists for just a few seconds longer however, they may have noticed the mother-of-the-bride's very sweet tribute to her daughter on her big day.

In a post-wedding interview with Hello!, Fergie revealed that while everyone may have been busy debating how akin to Harry Potter's Golden Snitch her Jess Collet headwear was, they may not have noticed another one of her far more sentimental accessories were - a gold bracelet inscribed with Eugenie's name, whom she said she was proud to see showcasing her scoliosis scar to inspire others.

"I was so proud of Eugenie standing tall and showing her scar," she said. "She is an inspiration to young women everywhere."

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 arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle
Sarah, Duchess of York attends the wedding ceremony of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Danny Lawson / POOL / AFP) DANNY LAWSON/AFP/Getty Images
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Eugenie of York (right) attending the End the Silence Charity Fundraiser at Abbey Road Studios, London
Princess Eugenie walks down the aisle with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

It's not the bracelet's first outing however - she has been wearing the piece of jewellery as far back as 2004.

In the post-wedding interview the Duchess also took the chance to thank Queen Elizabeth II for her help with the celebrations.

Happy couple: The official wedding photograph of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the White Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left to right) Back row: Thomas Brooksbank; Nicola Brooksbank; George Brooksbank; Princess Beatrice of York; Sarah, Duchess of York; The Duke of York. Middle row: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge; The Queen; The Duke of Edinburgh; Maud Windsor; Louis De Givenchy; Front row: Theodora Williams; Mia Tindall; Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips. Photo: Alex Bramall/PA Wire
Happy couple: The official wedding photograph of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the White Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left to right) Back row: Thomas Brooksbank; Nicola Brooksbank; George Brooksbank; Princess Beatrice of York; Sarah, Duchess of York; The Duke of York. Middle row: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge; The Queen; The Duke of Edinburgh; Maud Windsor; Louis De Givenchy; Front row: Theodora Williams; Mia Tindall; Isla Phillips and Savannah Phillips. Photo: Alex Bramall/PA Wire

"I cannot be more grateful to Eugenie's grandmother for making this day so memorable," she said.

"I am so grateful for all the hard work and kindness behind the scenes to make such a special day for our daughter."

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchanged vows at St George's Chapel on 12th October and Robbie Williams reportedly sang his hit song Angels four times at their evening reception.

The couple threw a funfair themed day after party, where they bride was believed to have worn a white mini dress with a pink silk jacket personalised with the name 'Mrs Brooksbank' on the back in silver crystals.

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