Wind­sor Cas­tle hosts star-stud­ded af­fair

Calgary Sun - - NEWS - GRE­GORY KATZ AND MARTIN BENEDYK The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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