CROWDS GATHER IN WIND­SOR FOR THE SEC­OND ROYAL WED­DING OF THE YEAR

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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

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