Princess Eu­ge­nie mar­ries her beau at Wind­sor Cas­tle

The Hamilton Spectator - - Canada & World - GRE­GORY KATZ AND MARTIN BENEDYK

WIND­SOR, ENG­LAND — Princess Eu­ge­nie mar­ried tequila ex­ec­u­tive Jack Brooks­bank in a star-stud­ded royal wed­ding Fri­day at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel on the grounds of Wind­sor Cas­tle.

The 28-year-old bride, a grand­daugh­ter of the Queen, is ninth in line to the Bri­tish throne. She wore a long-sleeved 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 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-year-old Philip would be well enough to at­tend, but he seemed to be in good form dur­ing a rare pub­lic ap­pear­ance. 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.

Eu­ge­nie’s dress was cut in a deep V in the front and the back, a fea­ture re­quested by the bride that re­vealed a ver­ti­cal scar from her surgery at age 12 to cor­rect sco­l­io­sis. She has said pre­vi­ously it’s im­por­tant for peo­ple to show their scars.

Kate, the Duchess of Cam­bridge, wore a fuch­sia dress by Alexan­der McQueen and a hat by Philip Treacy — Bri­tain’s premier milliner. Meghan, the Duchess of Sus­sex, wore a navy dress and coat by Givenchy.

There were oc­ca­sional blue skies on a gen­er­ally cloudy, gusty day as the royal stan­dard flew atop the Wind­sor Cas­tle com­plex, in­di­cat­ing the queen was in res­i­dence.

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Jack Brooks­bank and Princess Eu­ge­nie of York, ac­com­pa­nied by her father, Prince An­drew, ex­change rings dur­ing their wed­ding cer­e­mony at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel in Wind­sor, Eng­land.

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