Princess Eugenie Opened Up About Planning Her Wedding in a Rare Interview
On October 12, Princess Eugenie will marry Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor — the same church where her cousin Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May. And in a rare interview with British Vogue, the bride-to-be revealed that she has chosen her older sister, Princess Beatrice, as her maid of honor.
“Euge is amazing,” Beatrice said of her sibling, noting that the younger royal is “a very modern bride” who uses Pinterest to look for wedding cake ideas and is banning plastic from her big day. (“My whole house is anti-plastic now and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well,” Eugenie told Vogue.)
The princess admitted that she finds wedding planning “very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect,” but said she’s “not stressed at all” because “you realize that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”
Which is not to say it’s been easy. Having a relationship in the spotlight — or doing anything in the spotlight, really — has been a learning experience for both Eugenie, a director at the London art gallery Hauser & Wirth, and her sister Beatrice, who works for Afiniti, a US-based technology company.
“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” Beatrice explained to Vogue. “We are the first: We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”
In part because of that, they’ve become “each other’s rocks” in times of scrutiny or ridicule. “There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” Eugenie recalled to Vogue (via People). “We were just about to step out [at a Buckingham Palace garden party] and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”
Fortunately for Eugenie, Beatrice will be there for her on her wedding day, too — although we have to imagine that any tears they cry then will be tears of joy.
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