Gusts of hon­our at royal wed­ding


Irish Daily Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY RUS­SELL MYERS

THE Queen’s grand­daugh­ter Princess Eu­ge­nie mar­ried at Wind­sor Cas­tle yes­ter­day in front of a guest list of roy­als, aris­to­crats and VIPS.

The 28-year-old younger daugh­ter of Prince An­drew and his ex-wife, Sarah Fer­gu­son tied the knot with drinks in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tive Jack Brooks­bank, 32, in the cas­tle’s 15th Cen­tury St George’s Chapel.

The venue was also cho­sen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wed­ding in May.

Prince An­drew claimed his daugh­ter, who is ninth in line to the throne, had to get mar­ried at the 800-seater Wind­sor Cas­tle chapel be­cause she has “so many friends”.

Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters, singers, artists and TV stars were all in­vited – mak­ing it ar­guably the most starstud­ded royal wed­ding ever.

Ac­tress Demi Moore, mod­els Naomi Camp­bell,

Kate Moss and Cara Delev­ingne, crooner James Blunt and Livin La Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin were just some of the big names.

For­mer soc­cer star Jamie Red­knapp, co­me­di­ans Jack White­hall and

Jimmy Carr joined pop stars El­lie Gould­ing and Rob­bie Wil­liams in at­ten­dance. Rob­bie’s ac­tress part­ner Ayda Field, who joined her hus­band as a judge on The X Fac­tor, even caught con­tro­versy for po­ten­tially for­go­ing wed­ding eti­quette af­ter ar­riv­ing in an off-white dress.

Among oth­ers tak­ing their VIP seats in the chapel were and Down­ton Abbey cre­ator Ju­lian Fel­lowes, Pixie Geldof, Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy , artist Tracey Emin, and TV pre­sen­ter Richard Ba­con.

The bride wore a de­signer wed­ding dress by Peter Pilotto and Christo­pher De Vos, ru­moured to cost more than €170,000. The cou­ple en­joyed sev­eral rounds of cel­e­bra­tions, with an af­ter­noon re­cep­tion in­side Wind­sor Cas­tle for their 800 guests, fol­lowed by a black tie do for 200 “close fam­ily and friends” at the Duke of York’s res­i­dence Royal Lodge last night.

To­day they will en­ter­tain 200 guests again for a “fes­ti­valthemed” day in the cas­tle grounds, com­plete with fair­ground and food stalls.

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