Another royal wedding in history books as Britain’s Princess Eugenie weds

Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018

"The whole floral design team and I wish Princess Eugenie and Jack our heartfelt congratulations and we hope they have a magical Wedding day".

As the second daughter of the third child of the monarch, Eugenie's wedding is not, arguably, the most significant national event to take place this year.

But Princess Beatrice bucked tradition to support mum Fergie, so she didn't have to arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor alone.

"Wearing white or any shade of white to a wedding is commonly considered a huge no-no - even more so for a royal wedding", she said. Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, missed the wedding because of other commitments.

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married a wine merchant on Friday in a Windsor wedding clouded by complaints over costs and struggling to recapture the magic of past royal nuptials.

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.

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.

Eugenie's elder sister Princess Beatrice, the maid of honor, read a passage from the "The Great Gatsby" describing the smile of the title character, a rich man famed for throwing parties for the 1920s NY glitterati.

The queen then hosted a reception at the castle.

George Clooney, who has been tied in the press to Jack's work as the European ambassador of the USA actor's line of tequila, is also expected.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids, alongside X Factor judge Robbie Williams's daughter Theodora.

Security around Windsor was tight, with the public having to pass through airport-style security checks to get near the castle and large numbers of police on patrol.

The ceremony will be broadcast on British TV and live-streamed on the Royal Family and Prince Andrew's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.

Members of the Royal Family arrived in a group, with Zara and Mike Tindall among them.