Everything You Need to Know About Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding

Um, I want her engagement ring.

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The DateThe VenueThe RingThe TiaraThe Page Girls and Page BoysThe Maid of HonorThe DecorationsHow You Can AttendThe Wedding PlannerThe ReceptionThere Will Be a Day-After CelebrationEugenie Doesn't Have Much Pre-Wedding StressThe InvitationsThe CakeThe Singer

Just when you thought the royal wedding circuit had come to an end, great news: Another one! Kensington Palace announced (opens in new tab) in January that Princess Eugenie of York (opens in new tab), the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, was engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank (opens in new tab) after dating for several years. (They first met on a ski trip in Switzerland (opens in new tab).)

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Princess Eugenie (opens in new tab) is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and first cousin to Prince William and Prince Harry, which means all of your favorite royal family members were in attendance at the wedding. Though it wasn't a global event like Harry and Meghan's ceremony (opens in new tab), there were still lots of fascinators (opens in new tab) and goofing off from the royal children (opens in new tab).

Here, everything we know about Eugenie and Jack's wedding:

The Date

The wedding took place (opens in new tab) on October 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Eugenie's father, the Duke of York, announced the news in February and apparently they had to shift the date (opens in new tab) so it didn't align with Harry and Meghan's royal tour (opens in new tab) to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand at the end of October.

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The Venue

Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 31, got married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor—the same place Harry and Meghan had their wedding (opens in new tab). Harry's father, Prince Charles, and his step-mother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had their wedding here as well.

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The Ring

Eugenie followed tradition like her grandmother, aunt, and cousins-in-law, and had one made of Welsh gold. She already had a pink Padparadscha Sapphire diamond engagement ring:

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It also looks nearly identical to Eugenie's mother's engagement ring.

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For comparison, this is what Meghan's engagement ring (opens in new tab) and wedding ring (opens in new tab) looks like.

Eugenie picked a simple Welsh gold band (opens in new tab).

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The Tiara

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It was rumored that Princess Eugenie would wear the York Diamond Tiara (opens in new tab) that Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, wore to her wedding in 1986. Royal expert Grant Harrold told The Daily Mail (opens in new tab), "When Princess Eugenie marries Mr. Brooksbank it is most likely that she will wear the York Diamond Tiara."

He continues, "Traditionally when brides get married they wear the family tiara, which in this case would be the York Tiara. It's believed to have been gifted to Princess Eugenie's mother, The Duchess of York, on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Andrew in 1986 by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh."

Eugenie opted not to follow in her mother's footsteps, and chose the Greville Emerald tiara (opens in new tab)Eugenie's tiara, straight from the Queen's vault (opens in new tab), is made out of gorgeous diamonds and originally created in 1921.

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The Page Girls and Page Boys

Princess Charlotte, 3, was a page girl (opens in new tab) and Prince George, 5, a page boy at Eugenie and Jack's wedding.


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Here's the full list:

Page Girls

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 3

Miss Savannah Philips, 7 – daughter of Mrs. Autumn Phillips and Mr. Peter Phillips

Miss Isla Philips (opens in new tab), 6 – daughter of Mrs. Autumn Phillips and Mr. Peter Phillips

Miss Mia Tindall, 4 – daughter of Mrs. Zara Tindall and Mr. Mike Tindall

Miss Maud Windsor, 5 – goddaughter of Princess Eugenie, daughter of Lady Frederick Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor)

Miss Theodora Williams (opens in new tab), 6 – daughter of Ms. Ayda Field and Mr. Robbie Williams

Page Boys

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, 5

Mr Louis de Givenchy, 6 – son of Mrs. Zoe De Givenchy and Mr. Olivier De Givenchy

The Maid of Honor

In no surprise whatsoever, Eugenie chose her sister Beatrice (opens in new tab), who she's very close with, to be her maid of honor. "Euge is amazing,” revealed Beatrice in the sisters' joint interview with British Vogue (opens in new tab). “She’s a very modern bride.”

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Beatrice broke with tradition (opens in new tab) and in a measure of support for their mother, escorted Sarah Ferguson (opens in new tab) down the aisle instead of following Eugenie.

The Decorations

Eugenie hinted that her wedding decorations would be plastic-free. “It’s been eye-opening. My whole house is anti-plastic now–and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well," Eugenie says (opens in new tab).

How You Can Attend

Eugenie and Jack followed in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) and inviting 1,200 lucky members of the public to their wedding at Windsor Castle. The only downside? You had to live in the U.K. to be considered.

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The Wedding Planner

According to the Sunday Times (opens in new tab), Eugenie and Jack hired Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, the wedding planner responsible for David and Victoria Beckham's wedding in 1999.

The Reception

After the ceremony at Windsor Castle, the Queen hosted an evening wedding reception for Jack and Eugenie at the Royal Lodge, the York Family home located about three miles south from Windsor Castle. Eugenie's parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, helped to organize the event (opens in new tab).

“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,” a source told Vanity Fair (opens in new tab). “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.”

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There Will Be a Day-After Celebration

The following day, the couple had a "festival and funfair" themed party (opens in new tab) on the grounds of the Royal Lodge. It will be "relaxed" with lots of food and drinks to emulate a carnival theme, which adds a nice modern touch to an otherwise-traditional royal wedding. See who's predicted to attend the festivities here (opens in new tab).

Eugenie Doesn't Have Much Pre-Wedding Stress

In the same interview with British Vogue (opens in new tab), Eugenie revealed she "isn't stressed at all" for the wedding. “It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect, but then you realize that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”

The Invitations

Vanity Fair (opens in new tab) published an exclusive first look at Eugenie and Jack's invitations (opens in new tab), and they looked completely different from Harry and Meghan's. Here's what they say:

"His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG and Sarah, Duchess of York, request the pleasure of the company of [insert name] at the Marriage of their daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York with Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Friday 12th October, 2018 at 11 a.m. followed by a Reception at Windsor Castle."

You can see them for yourself here (opens in new tab).

The Cake

Eugenie and Jack's autumn-inspired cake was designed by Sophie Cabot and made out of red velvet and chocolate. “I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake," Cabot says (opens in new tab). "It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day."

The cake was freaking gorgeous:

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The Singer

Andrea Bocelli performed two songs during the wedding service.

Check back for updates as we learn more about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding, including how to watch (opens in new tab), here.


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