Picture perfect and full of fun, the scene stealers of Windsor
While the bride and groom were clearly beset with nerves, the same cannot be said for their scenestealing attendants.
The antics of eugenie and Jack’s eight- strong group of pageboys and bridesmaids kept viewers entertained from the moment they arrived in their Daimler DS 420 cars.
Princess Charlotte, three, displayed her usual confidence in public, waving energetically to crowds at St George’s Chapel.
She and the other girls looked picture perfect in their dresses by designer Amaia Arrieta, with distinctive sashes bearing a print by US-based artist Mark Bradford.
The design was also on the cummerbunds of the boys – including five-year- old Prince George, who wore blue velvet trousers and white shirts. Given the age of the group, ranging from three to seven, there were bound to be some high jinks.
Charlotte’s enthusiasm sparked a heart-stopping moment as she tripped up the steps to the chapel, dragging pageboy louis de Givenchy, six, to his knees. luckily there was help from lady louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14, daughter of the earl and Countess of Wessex.
inside the chapel Savannah Phillips, the eldest daughter of eugenie’s cousin, Peter Phillips, mimicked the fanfare that greeted the Queen. her antics left George in hysterics – although he quickly slapped his hand over his mouth in mock horror.
Zara Tindall’s adorably mischievous daughter Mia, four, was the picture of decorum and didn’t blink an eyelid at the fun.
After the service, Savannah sweetly smoothed down Charlotte’s hair in the wind, while Theodora ‘Teddy’ Williams – the six-year- old daughter of singer Robbie Williams – excitedly waved goodbye to the bride and groom. Then it was back to Windsor Castle for lunch, a few games … and plenty of cake.
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