Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Share New Details About Their Royal Wedding
Just a few months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s gorgeous wedding, the British royal family is preparing for another walk down the aisle. Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie will be marrying her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, next month at Windsor Castle, and on Friday, September 14, the royal family released new details about the couple’s upcoming nuptials.
According to the royals’ official website, the wedding will begin at 11am local time on October 12. The Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, will officiate the ceremony, with prayers by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, who holds the second highest religious office in England, behind only the Archbishop of Canterbury.
As Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan did for their wedding, Princess Eugenie and her groom have invited 1,200 members of the public — from nearly 100,000 applications sent to officials — onto the castle grounds for the big day. The couple have also extended invitations to representatives from the charities they support, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Salvation Army, and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.
Also among the invited guests are children from the two prep schools the princess attended — St George’s School and Coworth Flexlands School — as well as members of the Windsor community and people who live year-round at the castle.
After the wedding, the couple will take a carriage ride through Windsor to say hello to well-wishers, although their procession will be different from the long route taken by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Once the carriage returns to Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II will host guests at a private reception.
Princess Eugenie and her sister Beatrice are the first cousins of Princes William and Harry; their father, Prince Andrew, is the youngest sibling of Prince Charles.
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