PRINCESS EUGENIE WEDS
Windsor Castle hosts star-studded affair
WINDSOR, England — Britain’s Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a wave of popularity as the younger generation comes to the fore and the widely-respected Queen Elizabeth cuts back slightly on her public appearances.
The 28-year-old bride, the queen’s granddaughter, is ninth in line to the British throne. She wore a longsleeved gown with a fitted top, a peplum and a long train by British-based designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and a diamond-and-emerald tiara loaned to her by the queen.
The 92-year-old queen and her husband, Prince Philip, attended the wedding, along with other senior royals, including Prince Charles; Prince William and his wife Kate, the duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Harry with Meghan, the duchess of Sussex.
There had been doubts about whether the 97-yearold Philip would be well enough to attend, but he seemed to be in good form. Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, missed the wedding because of other commitments.
Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, served as maid of honour — she read a selection from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby during the service.
They are the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who are divorced but enjoy an amicable relationship.
The A-list guests included Hollywood stars Demi Moore and Liv Tyler, fashion luminaries Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell and pop singer Robbie Williams, whose daughter was a bridesmaid.
The queen hosted a champagne luncheon for the guests just after the ceremony, with a second reception planned for the evening.
Princess Eugenie and her new husband, Jack Brooksbank, leave St. George’s Chapel after their wedding at Windsor Castle yesterday.
Eugenie and her dad, Prince Andrew, right, share a glance during the service attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Charles.