Newlyweds, pals partied like royalty
Inside princess’s epic wedding bash
PRINCESS Eugenie and Jack Brookssbank enjoyed “one hell of a party”, ”, spending two days celebrating their ir beautiful autumn wedding at Windsor.
After a reception hosted by the Queen, the couple jumped into an Aston Martin built for the James Bond movie Spectre and left for Royal Lodge, home of Eugenie’s divorced parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, to party with their celebrity and royal friends.
Eugenie, 28, was still in her bridal gown, as Mr Brooksbank, 32, helped her into the car before getting behind the wheel and going to their celebration.
The Princess and her former nightclub manager husband were joined by most of the 800 guests who had celebrated their nuptials on Friday morning at St George’s Chapel.
Prince Andrew reportedly broke protocol to give his son-in-law a hug as the pair cut their five-tier red velvet wedding cake (below), featuring a cascade of autumn leaves and berries.
At Royal Lodge, afun fair was set up for guests, with dodgem cars, a coconut shy and other games.
Mr Brooksbank, who sells tequila for a firm founded by George Clooney and Rande Gerber, had promised the Casamigos would flow freely along with Bloody Marys to ease hangovers.
A gardener told reporters: “The setup looks amazing so I’m sure it will be one hell of a party.”
There was buzz around Windsor about comments by Prince Andrew, who appeared to one-up Prince Harry and Meghan by saying more people attended his daughter’s wedding than theirs at th the same ame venue five months ago. This is despite the pains courtiers had gone to to avoid comparisons between the events. “There are a few more people than most people have,’’ the prince told ITV. “There are a few more than Harry had. But that’s just the nature of Eugenie and Jack. They have got so many friends that they need a church of that size to fit them all in.” The Prince also said the wedding was at St George’s on the Queen’s orders. “(She) very firmly said, ‘No, St George’s is where you are going to have the wedding’,” he said. “So I said, ‘Aye aye, ma’am, turn to the right, salute and carry on’.” Charlie Proctor, editor-in-chief of the e Royal Central website, said comparing the weddings – 800 guests versus Harry’s 650 – was “tactless”. “Nobody should be comparing the two weddings – especially the father of the bride,’’ he said. The Mirror hired a lip reader who said Zara Tindall had turned to Harry and Meghan and said: “It’s very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding.” PHOTO GALLERIES AT COURIERMAIL.COM.AU PARTY TIME: Princess Eugenie and Fergie (main); the Aston Martin (right); guests at the reception included Ricky Martin and Demi Moore (top); and friends partied late into the night (above).