Cosy net­work­ing that bagged Yorks a star-span­gled turnout


PRINCE Andrew crowed that the venue had to be St Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor, be­cause the bride and groom have so many friends.

And a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of the guests were show­busi­ness celebri­ties. So how on earth do they all know Eu­ge­nie? KATE MOSS and NIKO­LAI VON BISMARCK: Kate Moss calls Fergie ‘The Duch’. The pair got to know each other on the St Moritz ski scene. Eu­ge­nie knows Kate’s boyfriend Niko­lai, too. She and Beatrice were seen at par­ties with him be­fore his ro­mance with Kate be­gan in 2015.

TRACEY EMIN: Artist Tracey Emin has been in Eu­ge­nie’s in­ner cir­cle of friends for five years but their friend­ship re­ally blos­somed dur­ing Eu­ge­nie’s New York pe­riod, when both were liv­ing in the city.

OLIVER PROUDLOCK: Old Eto­nian Ol­lie fell into Eu­ge­nie’s so­cial cir­cle when she was dat­ing his close pal Hugo Tay­lor in 2008. He is now an In­sta­gram­ming life­style blog­ger and is said to have built up a £5 mil­lion for­tune. His fi­ancee Emma Louise Con­nolly cut a strik­ing fig­ure in red.

CRESSIDA BONAS: Eu­ge­nie in­tro­duced ‘Cressie’ to Prince Harry — a ro­mance which came close to end­ing in mar­riage. Cressie seems to have orig­i­nally been one of Eu­ge­nie’s Ver­bier ski pals. THE DELEV­INGNE SIS­TERS: Cara and Poppy Delev­ingne’s mother Pan­dora was at school with Fergie and is one of the Duchess’s life-long friends, coun­selling her as her mar­riage to Prince Andrew broke up. Their daugh­ters are close. ROB­BIE WIL­LIAMS and AYDA FIELD: Fergie be­came close to Rob­bie and wife Ayda dur­ing a hol­i­day on a yacht owned by Phones 4U ty­coon John Caud­well in 2011. JIMMY CARR: The co­me­dian knows Eu­ge­nie via a friend­ship with her sis­ter Beatrice — he and Bea are so close that they have hol­i­dayed to­gether. JAMES BLUNT: The singer met Eu­ge­nie at a night­club in Ibiza where she was prop­ping up the bar with mu­tual pal Jade Jag­ger in 2009. Eu­ge­nie was among those who at­tended his wed­ding in 2014 to so­ci­ety beauty Lady Sofia Welles­ley. DEMI MOORE: Sharon Os­bourne ap­par­ently in­tro­duced Fergie to Demi when she got both women — and their chil­dren — in to watch The X Fac­tor in 2004 NICK CANDY and HOLLY VALANCE: Prop­erty ty­coon Nick is among Fergie’s wealth­i­est friends and goes to her char­ity events. Eu­ge­nie bumps into Holly at var­i­ous char­ity din­ners in Lon­don, too. STEPHEN FRY: Na­tional trea­sure Stephen Fry at­tended the wed­ding with hus­band El­liott Smith. He’s yet an­other friend of Fergie’s. He and Eu­ge­nie were reg­u­lars at so­cialite David Tang’s Christ­mas party. RICHARD BA­CON: The TV pre­sen­ter got to know Eu­ge­nie on the party cir­cuit. ‘We have a lot of friends in com­mon,’ he said.

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