Bri­tish princess weds

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Queen El­iz­a­beth’s grand­child, Eu­ge­nie, mar­ried a tequila ty­coon. Wed­ding guests in­cluded ac­tress Demi Moore.

Bri­tain’s 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 Queen El­iz­a­beth II, 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.

Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, missed the wed­ding be­cause of other com­mit­ments.

Eu­ge­nie’s sis­ter, Princess Beatrice, served as maid of honor.

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 Moor eand 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.

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.

Eu­ge­nie, 28, works at a con­tem­po­rary art gallery. The cou­ple, who had dated for seven years, got en­gaged in Jan­uary when Brooks­bank, 32, pro­posed dur­ing a trip to Nicaragua. They mar­ried in the same venue used in May by Harry and Meghan.

Wil­liam and Kate’s 5-year-old son, Prince George, served as a page boy, and their daugh­ter, 3-year-old Princess Char­lotte, was one of six brides­maids.

There was no sign of 5-month-old Prince Louis, Wil­liam and Kate’s youngest child.

The bride’s par­ents left the chapel to­gether smil­ing as the new­ly­weds em­barked on a horse-drawn car­riage ride through parts of Wind­sor.

The queen hosted a cham­pagne lun­cheon for the guests af­ter the cer­e­mony, with a sec­ond re­cep­tion planned for the evening.

Be­fore the event, Eu­ge­nie told ITV, which broad­cast the hour-long ser­vice in Bri­tain, she was both ex­cited and a bit on edge.

“It’s nerve-wrack­ing and a bit scary and all the things that come with get­ting mar­ried, but at the end of the day you get to marry the per­son you love,” she said.

The cou­ple in­vited 1,200 mem­bers of the pub­lic to come onto the cas­tle grounds for a closer glimpse of pro­ceed­ings. There were also crowds of well-wish­ers on the streets out­side the im­pos­ing cas­tle.

Toby Melville / Getty Im­ages

Bri­tain’s Princess Eu­ge­nie of York and her hus­band Jack Brooks­bank walk down the West Steps of St. George’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle, in Wind­sor, on Fri­day fol­lowed by their brides­maids and page­boys af­ter their wed­ding cer­e­mony.

Owen Humphreys / Getty Im­ages

Sarah, Duchess of York, left, re­acts dur­ing the wed­ding cer­e­mony of her daugh­ter, Princess Eu­ge­nie of York, to Jack Brooks­bank at St. George’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle, on Fri­day. At right is her daugh­ter, Princess Beatrice.

Alas­tair Grant / Getty Im­ages

Prince Wil­liam and Cather­ine, Duchess of Cam­bridge stand out­side St George’s Chapel Fri­day af­ter Princess Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding.

Owen Humphreys / Getty Im­ages

Queen El­iz­a­beth II left, Prince Philip, Duke of Ed­in­burgh and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at­tend the wed­ding cer­e­mony of Princess Eu­ge­nie of York and Jack Brooks­bank Fri­day.

fa­ther of the bride: Prince An­drew

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