A right royal party

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FROM the red vel­vet and choco­late cake to the brand of tequila be­hind the bar, we’ve al­ready been teased with the wedding plans of Princess Eu­ge­nie and Jack Brooks­bank.

Of course the nup­tials are not go­ing to cap­ture the pub­lic’s at­ten­tion quite like those of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and there has been con­tro­versy over how much will be spent on the big day.

Thou­sands of fu­ri­ous fans have even signed a pe­ti­tion against us­ing tax­pay­ers’ money, with a ru­moured bill of up to £2 mil­lion for a Princess who car­ries out no royal du­ties.

So what do we know about the lav­ish event? Eu­ge­nie, the Queen’s 28-year-old grand­daugh­ter, will get hitched to drinks ex­ec­u­tive Jack at St Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor – the same venue as the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex. At least 800 guests, in­clud­ing the Queen, the Cam­bridges and the Sus­sexes, will be dressed in their finest as they gather in the gothic chapel.

Only the Duchess of

Corn­wall is un­able to at­tend, hav­ing a long­stand­ing prior en­gage­ment at a school har­vest fes­ti­val in Scot­land.

There will be plenty of celebrity spot­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties too, with ru­moured guests in­clud­ing Rob­bie Wil­liams and his wife and fel­low X Fac­tor judge Ayda, Ge­orge and Amal Clooney, singer El­lie Gould­ing, su­per­model Cindy Craw­ford and the Beck­hams.

Eu­ge­nie’s big sis­ter Princess Beatrice will be her maid of hon­our, and we hear that her dress is by a Bri­tish de­signer.

Ital­ian singer-song­writer An­drea Bo­celli will per­form dur­ing the ser­vice and the Queen is host­ing an af­ter­noon re­cep­tion be­fore an evening party car­ries on into the early hours.

If you’re a fan of the roy­als, then best get the bunt­ing out.

Princess Eu­ge­nie of York with her fi­ance Jack Brooks­bank

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