Hold my hand ...bride’s help for Ner­vous Jack


UN­DER the harsh glare of the global spot­light, Jack Brooks­bank could be for­given for turn­ing into Ner­vous Jack yes­ter­day.

With TV cam­eras primed on him amid a tense hush in St Ge­orge’s Chapel, he gri­maced as he strug­gled to push the wed­ding ring over Eu­ge­nie’s fin­ger.

Af­ter he fum­bled with the band for a few mo­ments, she touched the ring to make sure it was fit­ted prop­erly be­fore giv­ing him a smile of lov­ing re­as­sur­ance.

He ar­rived at the chapel rub­bing his hands anx­iously and was later seen wip­ing his eyes in an ap­par­ent at­tempt to stem tears be­fore the ser­vice.

His bride did her best to keep him calm, how­ever, telling him to hold her hand as they sat to­gether dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

The jit­tery groom later ap­peared shocked by the scale of the crowd which had as­sem­bled out­side the chapel as the cou­ple emerged fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Eu­ge­nie en­cour­aged him to kiss her, and the crowd cheered as Mr Brooks­bank’s ner­vous­ness fi­nally eased.

Sooth­ing: Eu­ge­nie of­fers a hand to her anx­ious groom af­ter help­ing him with the ring when he floun­dered at the al­tar

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