Just when you thought the royal wedding circuit had come to an end, great news: Another one! Kensington Palace announced in January that Princess Eugenie of York, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, was engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank after dating for several years. (They first met on a ski trip in Switzerland.)
Princess Eugenie 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, there were still lots of fascinators and goofing off from the royal children.
Here, everything we know about Eugenie and Jack's wedding:
The wedding took place 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 so it didn't align with Harry and Meghan's royal tour to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand at the end of October.
Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 31, got married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor—the same place Harry and Meghan had their wedding. Harry's father, Prince Charles, and his step-mother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had their wedding here as well.
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:
It also looks nearly identical to Eugenie's mother's engagement ring.
Eugenie picked a simple Welsh gold band.
It was rumored that Princess Eugenie would wear the York Diamond Tiara that Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, wore to her wedding in 1986. Royal expert Grant Harrold told The Daily Mail, "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. Eugenie's tiara, straight from the Queen's vault, is made out of gorgeous diamonds and originally created in 1921.
The Page Girls and Page Boys
Princess Charlotte, 3, was a page girl and Prince George, 5, a page boy at Eugenie and Jack's wedding.
Here's the full list:
Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 3
Miss Savannah Philips, 7 – daughter of Mrs. Autumn Phillips and Mr. Peter Phillips
Miss Isla Philips, 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, 6 – daughter of Ms. Ayda Field and Mr. Robbie Williams
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, 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. “She’s a very modern bride.”
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.
How You Can Attend
Eugenie and Jack followed in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 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.
The Wedding Planner
According to the Sunday Times, Eugenie and Jack hired Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, the wedding planner responsible for David and Victoria Beckham's wedding in 1999.
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.
“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. “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.”
There Will Be a Day-After Celebration
The following day, the couple had a "festival and funfair" themed party 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.
Eugenie Doesn't Have Much Pre-Wedding Stress
In the same interview with British Vogue, 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.”
"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.
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. "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:
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, here.