Here's Why Amal Clooney (and a Few Other Celebs) Missed Princess Eugenie's Wedding

Here's why some celebrities who were reportedly invited to Princess Euguenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding, including George and Amal Clooney, missed the royal event.

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Today, the world tuned in for Royal Wedding 2.0—the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (opens in new tab) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was a perfect (albeit windy) day and the two lovebirds, who have been together for eight years already, look like they couldn't be happier, as evidenced by this photo. (That gown is by Peter Pilotto (opens in new tab) and the emerald tiara (opens in new tab) is on loan from her grandmother, by the way.)

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In addition to other members of the royal family, like Eugenie's cousins, Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, respectively, the guest list (opens in new tab) included several of the couple's celebrity friends, like Cara Delevingne:

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Naomi Campbell:

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Ricky Martin:

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Demi Moore:

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And Ellie Goulding:

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In spite of the many celebrities in attendance, however, there were also some very notable absences from stars many thought would turn out for these nuptials. First, the Clooneys. George and Amal Clooney missed Eugenie's wedding, in spite of making it out for Harry and Meghan's big day in May (opens in new tab).

Many thought that the Clooneys (opens in new tab), who live in England with their twins, would turn out for the second royal wedding of the year, but that was not the case. Sadly for royal fans everywhere, there was a scheduling conflict—Amal was a guest speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women today.

The Clooneys did have a presence at the wedding, however. Brooksbank revealed during an interview with the Daily Mail (opens in new tab) earlier this month that George's tequila brand, Casamigos Tequila, was set to be served at the royal wedding reception (opens in new tab).

"I'm in charge of drinks and we'll be serving Casamigos," Brooksbank, who is a U.K. brand ambassador for Casamigos, said.

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The Clooneys weren't the only celebrities who were expected to attend the royal wedding but ended up missing out. Both Ed Sheeran (opens in new tab) and Elton John were reportedly invited to the big day, but couldn't make it, according to E! Online (opens in new tab). The no-shows weren't snubs though—Sheeran and John were both on tour in the U.S. during the wedding.

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.