Princess Eugenie Will Have a Plastic-Free Wedding and Has Officially Chosen Her Maid of Honor

Rachel Epstein
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From Marie Claire

Just when you thought the royal wedding circuit had come to an end, great news: There's another wedding about two months away. Kensington Palace announced in January that Princess Eugenie of York, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is 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 will be in attendance at the wedding. Though it won't be a global event like Harry and Meghan's ceremony, there will still be lots of fascinators and goofing off from the royal children to look forward to.

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

The Date

The wedding will take place on October 12, 2018. 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.


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The Venue

Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 31, will get 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.

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The Ring

No word on what Eugenie's wedding band will look like yet, but perhaps she will follow tradition like her grandmother, aunt, and cousins-in-law, and have one made of Welsh gold. Regardless, if it's anything like her pink Padparadscha Sapphire diamond engagement ring, it's sure to be beautiful.

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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 and wedding ring looks like.

The Tiara

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It's rumored that Princess Eugenie will 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."

The Flower Girls and Page Boys

Princess Charlotte, 3, will reportedly be a flower girl and Prince George, 5, will be a page boy at Eugenie and Jack's wedding. Though Prince Louis is a bit young to participate in the ceremony, he'll most likely make an appearance with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Maid of Honor

In no surprise whatsoever, Eugenie has chosen 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.”

It Will 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.

Eugenie Doesn't Have Any 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.”

How You Can Attend

Eugenie and Jack are following 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 have to live in the U.K. to be considered. Find out how to apply here.

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Check back here for updates as we learn more about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding.


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