UK’s Princess Eu­ge­nie & Brooks­bank tie the knot

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Arab Times - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

WIND­SOR, Eng­land, Oct 13, (Agen­cies): Queen El­iz­a­beth’s grand­daugh­ter Princess Eu­ge­nie mar­ried Jack Brooks­bank at Wind­sor Cas­tle on Fri­day in front of celebri­ties and Bri­tain’s se­nior roy­als in­clud­ing Prince Harry and wife Meghan who wed at the same venue in May.

Eu­ge­nie, 28, younger daugh­ter of the queen’s third child, Prince An­drew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Fer­gu­son, the Duchess of York, tied the knot with Brooks­bank, 32, in the cas­tle’s 15th Cen­tury St Ge­orge’s Chapel.

It was the same set­ting as the wed­ding of Harry and Meghan ear­lier in the year, and the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex, as the cou­ple are now known, were among the star-stud­ded con­gre­ga­tion at Fri­day’s event.

The 92-year-old queen and her hus­band Philip, 97, who has re­tired from of­fi­cial en­gage­ments, were joined by other roy­als and celebri­ties in­clud­ing Hol­ly­wood stars Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, mod­els Kate Moss and Naomi Camp­bell and singer El­lie Gould­ing.

Eu­ge­nie’s dress, by Peter Pilotto and Christo­pher De Vos who founded the Bri­tish-based la­bel Peter Pilotto, was de­signed de­lib­er­ately with a low back to re­veal scars from surgery she un­der­went as a child. She was led down the aisle by her fa­ther, Prince An­drew.

Singing and cheer­ing well-wish­ers gath­ered out­side in the streets of Wind­sor in the shadow of the cas­tle, al­though there were far fewer peo­ple than crammed into the town for Harry’s wed­ding.

The cer­e­mony was over­seen by the Dean of Wind­sor David Con­ner and char­ity guests and 1,200 mem­bers of the pub­lic were in­vited into the grounds for the oc­ca­sion.

One no­tice­able ab­sen­tee was Camilla, the Duchess of Corn­wall, the wife of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, as she was car­ry­ing out an en­gage­ment in Scot­land.

Princess Char­lotte, 3, daugh­ter of Harry’s el­der brother Prince Wil­liam and his wife Kate, was a brides­maid, and her brother, Prince Ge­orge, 5, a page boy.

Eu­ge­nie, a di­rec­tor at Lon­don’s Hauser & Wirth art gallery, and Brooks­bank, who owns a wine whole­sale busi­ness and is Euro­pean brand man­ager for Casami­gos Tequila, which was co-founded by US ac­tor Ge­orge Clooney, met in the Swiss ski re­sort of Ver­bier in 2010.

Princess Eu­ge­nie

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