Monday 22 July 2019

Princess Eugenie's wedding: Everything we know about the big day so far

What date is Princess Eugenie's wedding? Who is her fiancé Jack Brooksbank? And will her sister Beatrice be her maid of honour? Here's everything we know about Royal Wedding 2018 2.0

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WP Pool/Getty Images)

Karen Birney, THEVOW.ie

Hold on to your fascinator, there's another Great British Wedding to go yet!

Princess Eugenie, 28, will tie the knot with her fiancé Jack Brooksbank, 32, later this year in the same spot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said 'I do' just months before (albeit with far fewer lining the streets of Windsor).

Here's what we know about the wedding all so far.

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Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank pose in the Picture Gallery after they announced their engagement, at Buckingham Palace, London January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Brady/Pool

Who is Princess Eugenie's fiancé Jack Brooksbank?

Princess Eugenie's fiancé Jack Brooksbank is the ex-manager of Prince Harry's former haunt, the Mahiki nightclub in London, and is now a wine merchant and brand ambassador for George Clooney's Casamigos Tequila. He and Eugenie initially met when she was just 19 on the slopes of Verbier, and eventually formed a bond which they developed over a long distance (when Eugenie moved to New York in 2013). According to reports, the pair had been a couple for six years before he popped the question.

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Princess Eugenie wears a ring containing a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds as she poses with Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London after they announced their engagement. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

How did Eugenie and Jack get engaged?

Jack asked Eugenie to marry him while the two were on holiday in Nicaragua in early January 2018. They formally announced their engagement on January 22nd 2018, with a statement from Buckingham Palace.

What date is Princess Eugenie's wedding?

The couple will tie the knot on October 12th this year (2018).

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WP Pool/Getty Images)

Where is Princess Eugenie getting married?

Eugenie and Jack will exchange vows in the same place Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said 'I do' (to cheers from the public outside) - St. George's Chapel in Windsor, London, England.

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie leave Westminster Abbey

What will her wedding dress be like?

While one of the most famous outfits sported by the Princess of York might be the one she wore to Williams and Kate's wedding back in 2011, her style evolution since has been towards a more subtle, clean and tailored look. Had Meghan not worn what she did for her wedding to Prince Harry, Eugenie could well have gone for something similar. Judging from her latest style she will possibly opt for a high neckline (a feature of several of her most recent outfits) and it being a royal wedding, will go for a longer sleeve. An A-line style skirt would suit the princess well with a pure white shade offering a striking contrast to her beautiful auburn hair.

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Cressida Bonas (L) and Princess Eugenie of York attend Louis Vuittons Celebration of GingerNutz in Vogue's December Issue on November 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)

Who is invited to Princess Eugenie's wedding?

No invitations have been handed out thus far but, like Harry and Meghan's wedding, there will be approximately 200 people at the ceremony in St George's Chapel. Ellie Goulding is a pal of the pair, and Eugenie still keeps in touch with Harry's ex Cressido Bonas (pictured), so it's likely they're two on the list. The guest list may not have the star power of US actress Meghan's (with Oprah, The Clooney's and The Beckhams providing some A-list glamour to proceedings) but Eugenie's big day will no doubt have its fair share of household names.

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(L-R) Princess Eugenie Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson,the Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice Ferguson attend the premiere of "Young Victoria" at the Roy Thompson Hall as part of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 19, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jim Ross/Getty Images)

Will 'Fergie' give Eugenie away?

As mother-of-the-bride, all eyes will be on the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, 58, on the day, and indeed Eugenie seems very close to her mom, however it will be her father, Andrew the Duke of York, 58, who most likely will give the bride away. Andrew and Sarah divorced 25 years ago, but are still quite close according to reports (she posts about him regularly on her Instagram page and they are even said to share a home together) so it should be business as usual at the top table from their side. 

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Princess Charlotte on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Who will be Princess Eugenie's bridesmaids?

It is likely Princess Beatrice, Eugenie's big sister with whom she is very close, will be the bride's maid of honour. There is speculation that Princess Charlotte - daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton - could play a bridesmaid on the day, as she did for Harry and Meghan, and Kate's sister Pippa's big days before. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex and Princess Eugenie arrive during a day of DofE presentations at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2018 in London, England. Over 3,000 young people from across the UK received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a day of presentations in Buckingham Palace gardens. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex and Princess Eugenie arrive during a day of DofE presentations at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2018 in London, England. Over 3,000 young people from across the UK received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a day of presentations in Buckingham Palace gardens. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Princess Eugenie, left, laughs as she meets actor John Bradley, second right, during a day of DofE presentations at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2018 in London, England. Over 3,000 young people from across the UK received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a day of presentations in Buckingham Palace gardens. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York attend the V&A summer party at The V&A on June 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie of York is seen in the Parade Ring as she attends Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 22, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank attend the Chelsea Flower Show press day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 23, 2016 in London, England. The show, which has run annually since 1913 in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is open to the public from 24-28 May. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WP Pool/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Princess Eugenie (left), the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie attending the V and A Summer Party held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Princess Eugenie attends a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on April 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie, leave after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk
(left to right) Princess Eugenie, The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York attend Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princesses Eugenie (left) and Beatrice, arrive for the Easter Sunday service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire
Princess Beatrice of York (L), Princess Eugenie of York (C) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch the action from the royal balcony during the Investec Derby, at the start of the weekend marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, at Epsom Racecourse on June 2, 2012 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York hold hands in the parade ring on day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie attends The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie of York during the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, London
Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York arrive in the parade ring during Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England.
Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend a private view of "Radical Presence" curated by Kate Linfoot at The Unit on July 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Cressida Bonas and Princess Eugenie attend a private view of "Radical Presence" curated by Kate Linfoot at The Unit on July 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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