BRIDEZILLA EUGENIE ATTACKS KATE
Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank first met while skiing in Switzerland in 2010. Their engagement was announced in January this year.
Just days away from her fairytale wedding, and with the entire royal family gathered at St George’s Chapel, Princess Eugenie’s final wedding rehearsal descended into complete chaos.
The stressed-out bridezilla is not only said to have attacked poor Kate by insisting she was forbidden from arriving through the main entrance, but Eugenie’s diva demands, fights with the wedding planners and blow out budget mean the event is swiftly turning into a disaster.
According to an insider, jealous Eugenie insisted Kate – who is looking as glamorous as ever following her return from maternity leave – entered through a side entrance, out of the main stream of cameras, in order to avoid the duchess taking away her limelight.
Following news that over 23,000 people had signed a petition demanding the British government not commit any public money to the Oct.12 nuptials, insiders say the princess had a “bridezilla meltdown” and the “wedding rehearsal from hell”. Royal sources are claiming Eugenie attacked her wedding planner, Peregrine ArmstrongJones – who is from prestigious event planning company Bentley’s Entertainment, and known for having organised previous royal weddings – for not doing his job properly.
“Eugenie went ballistic at the final meeting with her planners – demanding they make a string of last-minute changes and throwing a hissy fit over various details which she insisted she hadn’t approved,” a source spills.
“It was clear she was overcome with stress and she started tearing up wedding menus and even the order of service after a change of heart – dumping a choir she’d booked months ago for a ‘new trendier choir’ so she could trump Meghan and Harry.”
“Eugenie had to wait for Meghan and Harry to marry before she could get married and now she’s still stewing,” says the source. “She wants her big day to be the royal wedding of the century and she will stop at nothing to make this happen.”
Last month it was revealed that the BBC had declined to air Eugenie’s wedding in the UK. After she fought tooth and nail to have her moment in the spotlight, rival network ITV have agreed to broadcast it as part of their morning schedule.
However, after the announcement that the princess’ wedding – which will include 850 invited guests and 1200 members of the public – is set to cost taxpayers nearly $3.6 million, there’s been uproar among the British public.
“A royal wedding is a private, personal event, dressed up as a national occasion. That lets the royals use weddings as PR exercises and expect the
taxpayer will pay a large part of the costs,” the website for the petition states. “If the royals want to turn Eugenie and Jack’s big day into a public event, they need to pick up the bill – all of it.” It’s a statement that is set to leave the pushy princess furious.
And in a further blow, it was revealed that because Jack has no title, and the princess can’t pass her title on, their children will not have a royal title.
Those close to Eugenie say she’s determined to upstage Harry and Meghan’s May wedding with a rival celebrity guest list and expensive security measures, and she’s extended her party over not one, but two days.
She also tore up the seating plan – demanding her mum be centre stage and take the seat of the Queen, and insisting her mum’s family have the best seats in the house after years of Fergie being considered a second-class royal by her dad’s family.
According to the source, Fergie has been on the outskirts for a long time and is loving every second of being mother of the bride. Taking full advantage of her role, the power is going to her head. “Eugenie and her mother are making a lot of enemies along the way, but they just don’t care.”
During a recent appearance on The One show, the disgraced duchess spoke about her daughter’s wedding with pride. “Eugenie is very controlled, she is so sorted. She knows exactly what she wants,” she gushed.
And it would seem Eugenie wants to ensure her big day is bigger and better than Meghan’s – no matter the cost. “She was fuming when she saw her security budget was just a quarter of what her cousin was given – demanding they had more royal protocols, including two more carriages and the Queen’s guards, or she’d expose what was really going on behind palace walls,” they said.
“At a final tasting of the menu she ridiculed that too, demanding the catering team be sacked for a new company who had to recreate a new menu at the last minute – leading all the printed menus to be changed, throwing everything into disarray, as they had to reach out to every guest to get their new dietary requirements.
“Eugenie’s demands have spiralled so out of control she’s gone over half a million pounds over budget – her planners have even threatened to walk at the final hour if she makes one more demand,” they added.
“SHE WANTS HER BIG DAY TO BE THE ROYAL WEDDING OF THE CENTURY AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING”
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The princess is insisting that her mum Fergie has pride of place and that the rest of the royal family treat her with respect in her role as mother of the bride.