If you're a royal enthusiast and love a royal wedding as much as we do, we have good news for you. Another royal wedding is set to take place in just a few days! The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie (who is also Prince William and Prince Harry’s first cousin), will marry her long-time lover, Jack Brooksbank, in a lavish ceremony on October 12 AKA this Friday.
With the big day almost upon us, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the second British royal wedding of the year.
It was announced earlier this year that the couple will exchange vows at 11am at St George’s chapel, Windsor Castle. Eugenie and Jack will be the 17th royal couple to wed at the famous venue, following in the footsteps of other royal couples such Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles and most recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
After their nuptials, the newlyweds will undertake a carriage ride. Yet unlike Harry and Meghan, the route won't be as long. The couple will proceed through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill and then continuing along the High Street before returning to the castle via Cambridge Gate.
There will be two events held after the ceremony. In line with tradition, the Queen will host a champagne reception for the happy couple at Windsor Castle followed by an outdoor evening reception held at the York family home Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.
The Maid Of Honour
The bride-to-be has chosen none other than her sister, Princess Beatrice, to stand by her side as her Maid of Honour when she walks down the aisle.
"Euge is amazing,” revealed Beatrice in the sisters' joint interview with British Vogue. “She’s a very modern bride.”
The Dress Code
It comes as no surprise that Royal weddings have strict dress codes that guests have to adhere to - and Eugenie and Jack's wedding is no different. The official dress code for male guests is a morning coat – a very formal jacket style with knee length tails – while women are required to wear a day dress and hat.
The couple have invited 1,200 lucky members of the public to the grounds of Windsor Castle to take part in their big day. All of your favourite members of the royal family will be in attendance with the exception of the Duchess Cornwall, who will be in Scotland due to a prior engagement. There are also reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have to skip part of the celebrations due to their upcoming royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.
As of yet, there is no confirmation of any high-profile guests who will be attending. Yet according to Harper’s Bazaar UK, Eugenie is close friends with Cara Delevingne and Ellie Goulding. Other guest predictions include George and Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John and of course, the Beckhams.
Eugenie and Jack's wedding cake will be crafted by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot and will consist of red velvet and chocolate.
The Palace has confirmed that Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bochelli will perform two songs during the service.
The Page Boys and Flower Girls
Much like the Duchess of Sussex, it is likely that Eugenie will have multiple flower girls and pageboys. According to reports, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are expected to steal the show once again, reprising their roles as pageboy and flower girl on the big day.
How To Watch In Australia
If you're keen to watch Eugenie and Jack say "I do", tune in to Channel 7 from 7:30pm this Friday for all the latest coverage live from London.