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Princess Eugenie marries in second UK royal wedding of the year

Last updated on: October 12, 2018 19:08 IST

Five months ago, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot.

Now, his cousin, Princess Eugenie -- Queen Elizabeth’s grand daughter -- is marrying Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel.

 

Here are the highlights from the second royal wedding of the year. 


SEALED WITH A KISS

Britain's Princess Eugenie wedded Jack Brooksbank in a one of the most celebrity-packed royal weddings in history. The newlyweds had invited 850 royals, aristocrats, VIPs and friends - 150 more than Harry and Meghan when they married five months ago. The bride, 28, could not stop grinning at her groom during their hour-long service but Jack, 30, looked overcome with emotion throughout. Brooksbank told Eugenie: "You look perfect" and also "oh, break my heart" as she arrived at the altar and she joked: "Aren't you going to hold my hand?" as she calmed his nerves. Photograph: Danny Lawson/Pool/Reuters

Eugenie shares a look of love with her new groom during the service, which was traditional. There was also opera star Andrea Bocelli's spine-tingling rendition of Ave Maria but a reading by Princess Eugenie from The Great Gatsby was an unconventional touch as was using abstract art on the back cover of the Order of Service. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/Pool/Reuters

The groom, Jack, places the wedding ring on Eugenie's finger, much to her delight. Eugenie's wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold given by the Queen. Photograph: Danny Lawson/Pool/Reuters

After exchanging their vows the couple beamed as they walked out of the church and kissed in front of 1,200 people before their short carriage ride through Windsor and back to the castle for their reception. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Eugenie grasps Jack's hand as they prepare to walk down the steps of the chapel, where they are greeted by well wishers who have turned up at Windsor to wish them luck. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jack looks happy and content with his new wife Eugenie as the carriage takes part in a procession through the grounds of Windsor Castle. Crowds cheered as the new couple drove past. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

THE BLUSHING BRIDE

The bride is here! Princess Eugenie arrives at the chapel for her wedding. Eugenie’s wedding dress has been designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto, in London in 2007. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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 dress 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. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The low back feature was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. Photograph: Toby Melville/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

Princess Eugenie, who was accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is also wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, now owned by the Queen. Her diamond and emerald drop earrings were a gift from her husband Jack. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

In platinum and diamonds, the tiara has an enormous 93.70-carat emerald at its centre, and six smaller emeralds either side. It was part of the ‘Greville bequest’, a remarkable collection of jewellery left to the Queen Mother by Margaret Greville, a prominent member of society who was a close friend of Queen Mary. The heirloom bandeau-style headpiece was the royal bride's something borrowed, on loan from her grandmother, the Queen. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters

THE ROYAL GUESTS

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrive for the wedding. Kate looked nice and bright in her Alexander McQueen fuchsia dress and matching fascinator. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Pool/Reuters

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a demure navy blue coat and matching dress by favourite label Givenchy, who designed her own wedding dress. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/Pool/Reuters

Proud grandparents: The Queen led the royal family at her granddaughter's wedding along with her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip. Photograph: Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Eugenie's sister and her maid of honour, Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson are all smiles at the wedding. Photograph: / Toby Melville/Reuters

Supermodel Naomi Campbell -- looks gorgeous as ever in a blended black Ralph & Russo -- arrives at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie with Jack Brooksbank. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/Pool

US actress Liv Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler looks statuesque as she makes her way to the Chapel. Photograph: Adrian DENNIS/various sources/AFP/Reuters

Prince Harry's former girlfriend and Eugenie's close friend looks radiant in blue. Photograph: Yui Mok/Pool/Reuters

Demi Moore made a surprise appearance at the royal wedding. The actress stunned in a maroon dress with a matching fascinator. Moore, 55, is a longtime friend of Eugenie’s parents, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew. She even attended a birthday celebration for Princess Beatrice in the past. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/Pool/Reuters

He's there to entertain! One of Britain's most popular singers Robbie Williams looks stylish as he makes his way to the chapel with his wife Ayda and his mother-in-law. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Pool

Singer James Blunt with his wife Sofia Wellesley waves to the crowd as he arrives for the wedding. Blunt is famous for his hit song 'You're beautiful'. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Pool/Reuters

British comedian and writer Stephen Fry arrives with his husband comedian Elliott Spencer. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Pool/Reuters

Singer Ellie Goulding, a long-time friend of Princess Eugenie makes a beautiful appearance at the chapel. Photograph: Matt Crossick/WPA Pool/Getty Images

IMAGE: Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne shows off her edgy style wearing androgynous clothes for the wedding. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/Pool/Reuters

KIDS STEAL THE SHOW

While all eyes were on the new bride and groom, we couldn't help notice that the page boys -- including Prince George -- and the flower girls, with Princess Charlotte, were havin a frolicking time. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Cheeky Savannah Phillips, the daughter of the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn, kept Prince George entertained as they prepared to walk down the aisle with Princess Eugenie. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire /Pool/Reuters

Prince George seemed to clap his hand over his mouth to stop the giggles as he waited to walk down the aisle with Princess Eugenie. Photograph: Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Princess Charlotte falls on the steps, as the bridesmaids and page boys arrive for the wedding. Photograph: Victoria Jones/Pool/Reuters
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