Eugenie’s sequel rites
Poor Princess Eugenie. Not only has her wedding been given the unfortunate hashtag #royalwedding2 — as though the happiest day of her life were some low-budget sequel, but now it turns out it’s going to be broadcast, not on the BBC, but on ITV’S This Morning, where Phillip and Holly will take a break from interrogating reality stars to commentate on proceedings and gasp at the hats. And this must be some sort of mistake on the part of the BBC, because the plot lines for Eugenie’s day out are intriguing: the “hat atrocity” of this generation’s original royal wedding transcends previous unfortunate headwear to become a bride, to a man who is “as posh as she is” (according to the Mail anyway) and, most importantly of all, the day itself marks the royal redemption of her mother, Fergie, who, we presume, can’t be snubbed by the firm at her own daughter’s wedding. And if taxidermied patriarch Philip won’t sit with her, as is reported, that will undoubtedly make a happy day even happier.