Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Royal wedding latest: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are husband and wife

The newlyweds rode through the streets of Windsor after their marriage ceremony in a carriage, waving to well-wishers.

Guests arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank (Adrian Dennis/PA)
Guests arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank (Adrian Dennis/PA)


The Queen is hosting an afternoon reception afterwards in the castle, while an evening party is expected at the York family home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George’s Chapel (Steve Parsons/PA)


The newlyweds kiss as they leave the chapel (Yui Mok/PA)


Princess Eugenie waves from the carriage (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank walk down the West Steps (PA)


Asked if Prime Minister Theresa May had any message for the couple, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “She wishes them the best for the future and hopes they have a lovely day.”

Jack Brooksbank places the ring on the finger of his bride Princess Eugenie (Danny Lawson/PA)


The couple have now embarked on their carriage procession.

They are travelling in the Scottish State Coach, a carriage with a roof rather than opened topped, as rain and strong winds were forecast.

The carriage is be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses – Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm – the same horses that pulled the carriage the Duke and Duchess of Sussex travelled in for their wedding day carriage procession.

Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the royal family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive monarchs and members of the monarchy since Queen Victoria’s reign.

(PA Graphics)


They kiss on the chapel steps to the cheers of the crowd waiting outside.

A second shy kiss followed.

The steps, which were decorated with masses of autumn flowers and lined with Grenadier Guards in their distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats.


Jack and Eugenie have returned from signing the register. The National Anthem has been sung and the newlyweds are leaving the chapel with their young attendants following.

Eugenie looks towards her new husband (PA)


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share a smile with the Princess Royal (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Charles was flanked by his father and son (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Royal cousins, and their partners at the wedding included Summer Phillips, Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (Owen Humphreys/PA)


The congregation are now on their feet singing the hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling by Charles Wesley.

While the registers are signed, the choir will sing.

Here’s a tweeted video of Princess Beatrice giving her reading earlier in the ceremony.


The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu is reading the prayers as the couple kneels before him. He will then offer a blessing before the choir sings a Gaelic Blessing.

Finally he will say a prayer written specially for the occasion.

Jack places the ring on Princess Eugenie’s finger (PA)


The address is being given by the Right Reverend David Connor. It will be followed by the hymn Immortal, Invisble, God Only Wise

The Rt Revd David Conner, Dean of Windsor (Jonathan Brady/PA)


Jack’s cousin Charles Brooksbank read the first reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.

He was followed by Princess Beatrice giving the second reading which was from the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.

Bocelli then sang the hymn Panis Angelicus.


The service is led by the Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean of Windsor.

Tenor Andrea Bocelli is now singing Bach’s Ave Maria.

Princess Eugenie’s wedding bouquet is made up of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.

The Duke of York walks his daughter Princess Eugenie down the aisle (Danny Lawson/PA)

It was created by Patrice Van Helden Oakes, the sister of floral designer Rob Van Helden.

The floral arrangement also contains sprigs of myrtle from Osborne House, as part of a regal tradition which can be traced back to Queen Victoria.


Princess Eugenie’s dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train, Buckingham Palace said.

The low back feature was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis, a spokesman added.

Princess Eugenie with her father, the Duke of York (Steve Parson/PA)

The dress also includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs, including a thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the bride’s Ferguson family, and the York Rose and ivy representing the couple’s home.

Eugenie also wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, made in 1919 in the fashionable “kokoshnik” style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court, which has been lent to her by the Queen.

She also wore diamond and emerald drop ear-rings, a wedding gift from the groom, and satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.


Princess Eugenie has arrived outside the chapel and has waved to the crowds.

Her white gown has a shawl collar, which dips at the back, exposing her shoulder blades.

It was designed by British-based Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, Buckingham Palace said.

She was escorted by her father the Duke of York.

Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her father (Ben Birchall/PA)


For those betting on the Queen’s choice of dress, she was wearing an Angela Kelly coat, dress and hat – an ice blue cashmere coat with large gold and diamond buttons and an ice blue and peach scalloped lame dress. She was followed into the chapel by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (Gareth Fuller/PA)


The young attendants have now arrived, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George (Steve Parsons/PA)

Along with Teddy Williams, Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, is also a bridesmaid.

George is joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.

Louis took a small tumble as he walked up the steps.

The bridesmaids arrive (Aaron Chown/PA)


Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York was wearing a vibrant green dress by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design, with a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag.

Her bag was carried by her late mother Susan Barrantes at the duchess’s 1986 wedding to the Duke of York.

Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice is wearing a royal blue outfit by Ralph and Russo and a headband style hat by Sarah Cant.

The mother of the bride (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Princess Beatrice with her mother (PA)


The groom Jack Brooksbank has arrived and is standing on the chapel steps in the blustery conditions.

Earlier the first cheers of the morning erupted in Horseshoe Cloister at the arrival of his parents. His mother had to momentarily hold onto her hat as she climbed the steps.

George Brooksbank, the father of the groom (PA)


Some members of the royal family arrived in a group with Zara and Mike Tindall accompanying her brother Peter and his wife Autumn Phillips.

They were followed closely by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Kate wearing a dress by Alexander McQueen and a Philip Treacy hat, while the Duchess of Sussex, who arrived with husband Harry, was dressed in a navy dress and coat by Givenchy and a hat by Noel Stewart.

The Duchess of Sussex (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Blustery conditions for the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Inside the chapel, Meghan was sitting next to the Princess Royal.

Ellie Goulding (left) arrives ahead of the wedding (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Elliott Spencer and Stephen Fry (Matt Crossick/PA)


Among the proudest people during the ceremony could be Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field. The young daughter of the X Factor judges is one of the bridesmaids, with Teddy joining Kate and William’s daughter Charlotte in the party.

A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has arrived with her husband James Matthews.

Comedians Stephen Fry and Jack Whitehall are also in attendance, as is another supermodel – Kate Moss.

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (Aaron Chown/PA)

Eugenie will travel to St George’s Chapel in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father, the Duke of York.

It is the same car Kate Middleton travelled in to Westminster Abbey on her wedding day to the Duke of Cambridge in 2011.

The Rolls Royce was presented to the Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.


The star-studded congregation of 800 people was boosted by the arrival of Hollywood star Demi Moore and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Actress Liv Tyler, and former singer Holly Valance (now known as Holly Candy) were also spotted outside the chapel, as was former footballer Jamie Redknapp.

Naomi Campbell wore a black and silver dress (Garteth Fuller/PA)
Liv Tyler also wore black (Matt Crossick/PA)


Guests have begun to arrive at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of Princess Eugenie’s wedding to tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank.

Among the famous faces in the congregation will be Conservative peer and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, comedian Jimmy Carr, model Pixie Geldof and broadcaster Richard Bacon.

Emma Joy Kitchener and Julian Fellowes were among the first to arrive (Aaron Chown/PA)
Chelsy Davy, who used to date Prince Harry (Yui Mok/PA)
Comedian Jimmy Carr was with his wife (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Most of the senior members of the royal family will attend, apart from the Duchess of Cornwall who has an engagement in Scotland and Princess Alexandra, who recently broke her arm which required surgery.

Meanwhile, British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall will take the official photographs at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace said.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days,” Mr Bramall said.

“I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together.”



From Belfast Telegraph