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


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Between the birth of Prince Louis and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding, 2018 has been a marquee year for the royal family. But! The news isn’t over yet. On October 12, Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank will wed at Windsor Castle. Ahead of the marquee event, here’s everything you need to know about their big day.

First of all, who are Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank?

What, you don’t have the entire Windsor family tree memorized? Well, Princess Eugenie is the son of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second-oldest son. She’s a cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry. Jack Brooksbank is the former manager of famed London hot spot Mahiki. They met while skiing at Verbier.

Got it. So, when are they getting married?

The wedding starts at 11am London time at St. George’s Chapel (which is the same place Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married). The Dean of Windsor will officiate, and there will be performances by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrea Bocelli.

Enough with the scheduling! What—and who—is she wearing?

Just like with Meghan and the Duchess of Cambridge before her, that’s a closely guarded secret. However, Eugenie did tell British Vogue that “it is a British-based designer,” which narrows the field a little bit.

What happens next?

The newly married couple will take a short carriage ride through the streets of Windsor. Then, the Queen will host a lunchtime reception at Windsor Castle, much like she did with Harry and Meghan. But the real fun begins at the evening reception at the Royal Lodge, the country home of Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. (They’re divorced but have a ski chalet together. And ride horses together.) Oh! And then there’s day two of the wedding—a “festival and funfair” themed party on the Royal Lodge grounds.

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My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. How do I watch?

For those watching in England, coverage runs from 9.25am until 12.30pm on ITV. Those in the states can tune on TLC, but get that coffee ready: It starts at 4.25am. Don’t have cable? There hasn’t been an official announcement about alternatives, but it’s likely that the Royal Family’s social media pages will offer a live stream.

Will there be famous guests?

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are understood to have invited 850 people. All the senior royals, including the Queen, are expected to be in attendance, with one exception: Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, who has a prior, long-standing royal commitment.

The rumor mill is also churning with some celebrity names like Sir Elton John, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss, and maybe even a Clooney repeat. However, if last time was any indication, there are likely to be a couple of surprises.

Anything else?

They’ve got a seriously extravagant-sounding cake—a red velvet and chocolate confection made by baker Sophie Cabot. “The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colors of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

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