Eu­ge­nie shapes up roy­ally

Saturday Star - - L U X U R Y -

LIKE all brides, royal or not, Princess Eu­ge­nie wanted to look her best on her big day.

So Queen El­iz­a­beth’s grand­daugh­ter threw her­self into an in­ten­sive diet and ex­er­cise regime ahead of her mar­riage to Jack Brooks­bank at Wind­sor Cas­tle yes­ter­day.

Princess Eu­ge­nie Vic­to­ria He­lena of York, born on March 23, 1990, is the younger daugh­ter of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince An­drew and Sarah Fer­gu­son. (Their other daugh­ter, Beatrice, is 30.)

Eu­ge­nie, 28, is ninth in line to the throne.

The St Ge­orge’s Chapel wed­ding marks a trans­for­ma­tion from her younger days that set the Bri­tish me­dia aflurry.

Eu­ge­nie has ap­peared in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, the Daily Mail and else­where, look­ing ev­ery bit the blush­ing bride.

In an in­ter­view with Harper’s she shared the secrets of a day in her life, re­veal­ing that she shops at Waitrose, does her make-up in the car, finds heels tricky to walk in and likes to watch Net­flix.

She listed chips, Diet Coke and cashew nuts as her in­dul­gences, and vodka soda with lime.

Eu­ge­nie’s In­sta­gram posts in re­cent weeks in­clude cute por­traits of her and Brooks­bank – also put out by Buck­ing­ham Palace this week. They show the pair with sweet, al­most iden­ti­cal toothy grins.

Eu­ge­nie has been dat­ing Stowee­d­u­cated Brooks­bank, 31, for seven years since they met on a ski hol­i­day. Jack works for Casami­gos tequila. The cou­ple live in a cot­tage in the grounds of Kens­ing­ton Palace close to Harry and Meghan.

Her en­gage­ment ring is a rare pink two-carat pad­parad­scha sap­phire.

Wed­ding guests spec­u­lated to at­tend at the time of press in­cluded El­lie Gould­ing, Ed Sheeran, Rob­bie Wil­liams and Sir El­ton John.

The cake, made by So­phie Cabot, was choco­late and red vel­vet rather than a tra­di­tional iced fruit cake.

In­di­vid­ual flour­ishes, ac­cord­ing to re­ports in­cluded a plas­tic-free day, in line with the princess’s en­vi­ron­men­tal stance. The event ex­tends to to­day, with re­ports of a fes­ti­val with a fair­ground and af­ter­noon tea at The Royal Lodge, home of Prince An­drew.

Eu­ge­nie, who is of­ten spot­ted wear­ing de­signs from Bri­tish la­bels such as Er­dem, Burberry and Vivi­enne West­wood, re­port­edly re­cruited nu­tri­tion­ist Gabriela Pea­cock, the diet guru who helped Prince Harry trim down for his wed­ding. She has also been run­ning and hit­ting the gym al­most daily, ac­cord­ing to sources.

You can watch the wed­ding on ITV Choice (Dstv 123) on Tues­day at 8pm. | Daily Mail and IOL

Pic­tures widely dis­trib­uted in the me­dia be­fore the wed­ding. Above, of be­fore and af­ter images from the Daily Mail show­ing Eu­ge­nie’s weight loss, be­low, with her mom, Sarah Fer­gu­son from Belfast Telegraph.

Princess Eu­ge­nie puts on a stylish front in Hello!, Tat­tler and Harper’s Bazaar.

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