Eu­ge­nie’s own royal fairy­tale

Princess’s smile lights up the streets of Wind­sor

Herald Sun - - NEWS - ELLEN WHINNETT WIND­SOR

PRINCESS Eu­ge­nie was mar­ried in a stun­ning cer­e­mony at Wind­sor Cas­tle last night, ty­ing the knot with fi­ance Jack Brooks­bank be­fore 800 guests.

The beau­ti­ful princess kissed her hus­band on the steps of St Ge­orge’s Chapel be­fore em­bark­ing on a car­riage ride through the streets of Wind­sor af­ter a for­mal and very tra­di­tional cer­e­mony.

As pipers on the cas­tle tur­rets sent them on their way, the cou­ple headed into a cham­pagne re­cep­tion hosted by the Queen, and at­tended by their guests in­clud­ing A-list celebri­ties and 30 mem­bers of the royal fam­ily. The princess had ar­rived at St Ge­orge’s Chapel dressed in a lay­ered white wed­ding gown and wear­ing the stun­ning emer­ald Kokoshnik tiara, loaned by the Queen and beloved of the late Queen Mother.

Her dress by Lon­don de­sign­ers Peter Pilotto and Christo­pher De Vos fea­tured a pleated skirt, long sleeves, and a de­con­structed bow on the back which re-imag­ined that worn by her mother when her par­ents mar­ried in 1986.

It fea­tured a rel­a­tively low back­line for a royal bridal gown, at the re­quest of the princess to show her scar from surgery she had at 12 to cor­rect cur­va­ture of the spine.

The beau­ti­ful bride ar­rived with her fa­ther Prince Andrew the Duke of York in a cream 1977 Rolls Royce Phan­tom VI, the same car Cather­ine Mid­dle­ton trav­elled in to her wed­ding to Prince Wil­liam in 2011.

Her mother Sarah Fer­gu­son, the Duchess of York, trav­elled with her el­der daugh­ter and maid of hon­our Princess Beatrice.

Beatrice wore a deep blue dress by Aus­tralian de­sign­ers Ralph & Russo.

The sun came out on a wild and windy day as the 28-yearold princess and her 32-yearold fi­ance ex­changed vows, an emo­tional and vis­i­bly ner­vous Mr Brooks­bank tak­ing his glasses on and off as he waited for his bride at the al­tar.

The young duchesses stole the fash­ion show, Meghan stun­ning in a navy Givenchy dress and coat and a hat by Noel Ste­wart, while Cather­ine wore a beau­ti­ful bright pink dress by Alexan­der McQueen and a match­ing hat by Philip Treacy.

THE DUCHESS OF YORK AR­RIVES AT THE CHURCH

PRINCESS EU­GE­NIE AND HER FA­THER, THE DUKE OF YORK

AUS­TRALIAN AC­TRESS AND SINGER HOLLY CANDY

THE DUCHESS AND DUKE OF CAM­BRIDGE

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUS­SEX

PRINCESS BEATRICE

THE QUEEN WITH THE DUKE OF ED­IN­BURGH AND THE PRINCE OF WALES

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