Another royal wedding for Britain as Princess Eugenie weds

Calvin Saunders
October 13, 2018

The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives by auto for her royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on Friday.

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

The couple will celebrate their nuptials with a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. This has led to raised eyebrows over the couple's decision to copy Harry and Meghan with an open-topped carriage ride through Windsor, requiring road closures and an estimated £2m policing bill.

There were some digital blushes for the Royal Family after it was forced to delete a tweet on its official Twitter account after misspelling Brooksbank's name.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie exchange rings during their wedding ceremony. Her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, is a drinks executive and the United Kingdom ambassador for Casamigos Tequilla, a brand co-created in 2013 by George Clooney.

Singer Robbie Williams was also there, with his six-year-old daughter Theodora part of the bridal party, as well as fellow musicians Ellie Goulding and Ricky Martin.

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.

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Harry and Meghan are attending, along with Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Italian tenor Andrea Boticelli is to perform during the ceremony, alongside musicians from the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra.

Writing in the Times newspaper, commentator Matthew Bell said the grandeur of the wedding showed Prince Andrew's desire to cement his family's royal status.

"I'm not stressed at all", Eugenie told Vogue magazine for its September issue.

"It's nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love, " she said.

It was the same setting as the lavish wedding in May of Prince Harry and his American actress wife Meghan. In case you somehow missed the decades-long feud involving Ferguson, just know that her obvious inclusion in the festivities probably had a few people sweating.

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