With the second royal wedding of the year just days away, the guest list is shaping up to be a star-studded — but one key royal won’t be in attendance.
The Duchess of Cornwall is believed to have already committed to a prior engagement, leaving husband Prince Charles to attend Princess Eugenie‘s wedding to Jack Brooksbank alone.
The princess, who is 9th in line to the throne, will marry her longterm boyfriend at Windsor Castle.
Camilla will be in Scotland at the time of the wedding for a prior engagement at a school.
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter believes the Duchess’s lack of attendance isn’t indicative of ill-feelings toward the princess.
I know it seems odd that Camilla's missing Eugenie's wedding but it doesn't indicate any malice or ill-feeling. Royals don't like to disappoint. Given she'd already committed to attending a school event it's duty first.
— Victoria Arbiter (@victoriaarbiter) October 7, 2018
As for the remaining royals, it is believed all will be in attendance — including newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
As for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it is believed their two oldest will play important roles at the fall wedding — with Prince George acting as pageboy and Princess Charlotte filling flower girl duties. A daunting task for most, the mini royals are familiar with the spotlight after playing a vital role in Markle and Prince Harry’s ceremony.
Thirty-year-old Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie’s sister, is expected to be maid of honour.
While details of the cake and entertainment have been released, the bride-to-be has kept her wedding dress details under wraps beyond disclosing the garment is the work of a British-based designer.
With a chocolate and red velvet wedding cake and Andrea Bocelli performing at the ceremony, this royal wedding sounds like it’s going to be the autumnal celebration of Pinterest dreams.