CROWDS GATHER IN WINDSOR FOR THE SECOND ROYAL WEDDING OF THE YEAR
Royal fans gathered in Windsor this morning ahead of Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding as the Queen’s granddaughter prepares to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony. Eugenie and tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank will say their vows in the gothic surrounds of 15th century St George’s Chapel, in front of an 850-strong congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests at Windsor Castle.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are all expected to be there for the grand royal celebration.
Proud father the Duke of York will walk his daughter down the aisle. In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack paid tribute to his future wife, who is ninth in line to the throne, calling her a ‘bright shining light’.
Eugenie, 28, told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’S This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her ‘humble and generous’ husband-to-be had the ability to ‘make everyone feel so special’.
Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York - who spent years as an outcast from the royal family following her split from Andrew, will also take centre stage for the high profile royal occasion.
Her former father-in-law Philip is said to have never forgiven ‘Fergie’ for the scandal she caused when she was caught in the infamous ‘toe-sucking’ incident, having her feet kissed by financial adviser John Bryan in 1992.
The couple’s Order of Service revealed that Jack will not be wearing a ring and Eugenie will not promise to obey her husband. Italian singer- songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform Bach’s Ave Maria.
A Gaelic Blessing will be sung by the choir, and maid of honour Princess Beatrice - Eugenie’s older sister - will read an extract from F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.
The bride and groom have chosen a traditional marriage ceremony which features language such as ‘thou’ and ‘thee’ instead of ‘you’. David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, will officiate over the vows and give the address.
Stars at the nuptials will include former Take That singer Robbie Williams and his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field, whose sixyear-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also play a starring role among the young helpers, along with Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla.
Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, is also a bridesmaid.
George will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy - the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. DAILY MAIL, 12 OCTOBER 2018
Crowds try to get a decent vantage point outside Windsor Castle this morning ahead of this year’s second royal wedding Royal fans gather in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel today
A camerawoman interviews a royal fan waiting for the second royal wedding of the year on the streets of Windsor today