RIGHT ROYAL WEDDING
Queen’s granddaughter weds
Princess Eugenie has married Jack Brooksbank in a stunning and traditional ceremony at Windsor Castle and in front of hundreds of celebrities and senior royals led by the Queen.
The sun came out on a blustery autumn day as the 28-year-old princess walked down the aisle of the 15th century St George’s Chapel on the arm of her father Prince Andrew.
The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and his wife Catherine, and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan — who married at the same chapel five months ago — were among the 800 guests inside the chapel which was decorated in stunning colours of pink, purple, orange and deep reds.
Two of William and Catherine’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were in the bridal party.
At sunrise, hundreds of people took up positions along the Windsor High Street ready to welcome the happy couple as they took a celebratory carriage ride through the streets of the royal borough.
But cold winds and rain overnight kept crowds down, and there was none of the hysteria and crowds that accompanied the nuptials of Harry and Meghan.
The grounds of the castle opened at 5am and the 1200 people who won a ballot to watch the event from inside the grounds filed in, along with members of charities supported by Eugenie.
Celebrities, including pop star Robbie Williams, were among those who turned out to see the ninth-in-line to the throne say “I will” to her boyfriend of eight years, a former nightclub manager turned wine merchant and tequila salesman.
Windsor was decorated with bunting, balloons and the British union flag, and police had a strong security presence, with all arrivals into the high street undergoing airport-style scans and bag searches.
Other high-profile guests at the chapel included entertainer Stephen Fry, singers Ellie Goulding and James Blunt, bar entrepreneur Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford, and Catherine Middleton’s sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews.
Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, who divorced Prince Andrew in 1996, arrived at the church with her other daughter, Princess Beatrice, who was her sister’s maid of honour.
With the Queen, Eugenie’s grandmother, the head of the Church of England, the service was a traditional one. But as is usual with modern weddings, the couple’s vows included a pledge to love, honour, comfort and keep each other, but not to obey.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George.
The Queen and Prince Philip enter the chapel.
Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field.
Demi Moore arrives at Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie with her father Prince Andrew. Pictures: Getty, AP
Mother of the bride Sarah Ferguson.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive.
Stephen Fry and partner Elliott Spencer.