Princess Eugenie married her long-term boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, on October 12 after the pair got engaged earlier this year in Nicaragua in a lavish and *very* star-studded wedding.
On October 13, the official photographs were released, and they’re truly stunning. The Royal Family’s Instagram account posted the photos, writing:
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to release four official photographs from their Wedding day. The images were taken by photographer Alex Bramall at Windsor Castle and later in the day at the private dinner at Royal Lodge. The newly married couple are pictured in the White Drawing Room, Windsor Castle with their bridal party including The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.”
The photos include a couple of group shots, an image of the happy couple kissing in the car, and a moment from the evening celebration, where Eugenie donned a bespoke gown designed by American fashion designer Zac Posen.
Here’s everything you need to know about the big day…
Where did Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tie the knot?
The couple said their vows at the very same venue as Princess Harry and Meghan Markle, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Dean of Windsor officiated and the service featured performances from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli.
Eugenie and Jack followed in the footsteps of Harry and Meghan by riding in an open-top State Landau carriage, lent to them by The Queen. The couple travelled through part of Windsor High Street and through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.
In a surprising break with royal tradition, the couple have revealed that they’ll be hosting their guests in their back garden!
A source told Vanity Fair: “Sarah and Andrew are helping to organize the evening party.
“The plan is for a marquee to be set up in the grounds and dancing late into the night.
“Eugenie and Jack are planning the whole thing but Sarah and Andrew are very involved. Sarah is bringing a very eclectic and exciting guest list to Windsor.”
We love the couple for doing things their own way – we just wish we could snag an invite to the shindig.
What did Princess Eugenie wear?
A heavily-embroidered piece, the stunning gown featured long sleeves, an enormous train and heavy embroidery creating a beautiful silhouette as she knelt at the the altar.
Princess Eugenie offset her outfit with the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was lent to her by her grandmother, The Queen.
Who are the bridesmaids and page boys?
As well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte (yay!), the bridesmaids are: Savannah Philips, seven, the daughter of Autumn and Peter Phillips; Isla Philips, six, the youngest of the Phillips’ daughters; Mia Tindall, four, the daughter of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall; Maud Windsor, five and goddaughter of Princess Eugenie, and daughter of Lady Frederick Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor.
Once again, Princess Charlotte melted our hearts as she arrived at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding. The little lady looked absolutely adorable in her chic cream dress adorned with a green patterned bow on the back. Holding hands with her brother, Princess Charlotte made her way up the stairs and inside the chapel in Windsor.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding guests
The The Mail on Sunday reported that a staggering 850 people were in attendance – that’s 250 more guests than Meghan and Harry had.
Alongside the royals were a somewhat random mix of celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Jimmy Carr and Tracey Emin. We would all LOVE to know how Tracey and Eugenie became pals? Bonding over THAT sex tent perhaps?
Also featuring in the line-up was none other than Holly Valance of Kiss Kiss and Neighbours fame. We are hoping for a throwback performance at the reception.
What will the cake be like?
At the reception, the couple will be indulging in a delicious red velvet and chocolate confection made by baker Sophie Cabot. “The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colors of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Announcement
The couple announced their engagement in Nicaragua earlier this year in a statement from the palace.
Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Ring
The happy couple shared official photos of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring not long after the announcement.
The unusual ring contains a padparadscha, a mix of red and yellow sapphire, surrounded by diamonds on a gold band.