Stars breeze in for big royal wedding
Hollywood’s elite joined Britain’s who’s who to celebrate the marriage of Princess Eugenie and long-time partner Jack Brooksbank last night in a ceremony which included a fall, flying hats and breaks from tradition.
Eugenie — ninth-in-line to the throne — wore a longsleeved gown by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, an emerald-encrusted tiara borrowed from the Queen and no veil.
The granddaughter of the Queen arrived at Windsor Castle’s St George's Chapel in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Her mother, Duchess of York, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson arrived earlier with eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, who was dressed in royal blue as maid of honour.
The star-studded ceremony of 850 guests included Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore, Ellie Goulding, Liv Tyler, Kate Moss, Ricky Martin, Jimmy Carr, Pixie Geldof, Cara Delevingne and James Blunt.
The couple’s guests’ arrivals provided much entertainment for onlookers as they held onto their hats while entering the chapel with the wind threatening to blow them away.
Their six bridesmaids and two page boys included Princess Charlotte and Prince George, the eldest children of Eugenie’s cousin Prince William and wife Kate, as well as Theodora Williams, daughter of singer Robbie Williams, who attended with wife Ayda Field.
Eugenie’s cousin Lady Louise Windsor was a special attendant who helped wrangle the children, one of whom, Louis Givenchy, had an unfortunate trip on the steps up to the chapel.
Prince Harry and new wife Meghan were back at the chapel where they married in May.
The Queen, dressed in powder blue, attended with Prince Philip, who it was earlier reported would leave it up to the last minute to decide whether he would attend. Prince Charles attended alone as wife Camilla had a prior engagement in Scotland.
Singer Andrea Bocelli performed two songs during the nuptials.
Brooksbank, 32, is a drinks industry executive and ambassador for George Clooney’s tequila company, while his 28-yearold wife is an associate director at art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte and their parents, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive to attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank.