Eu­ge­nie and Jack Brooks­bank first met while ski­ing in Switzer­land in 2010. Their en­gage­ment was an­nounced in Jan­uary this year.

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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.



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.

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