Just when you thought the royal wedding circuit had come to an end, great news: There’s another wedding (today!). 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 favourite 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 is taking place today at 11am (GMT+1). 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.

meghan markle royal life

Yui Mok via GETTY

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 stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had their wedding here as well.

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.


View this post on Instagram


Think Jack said something funny!

A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) on

It also looks nearly identical to Eugenie’s mother’s engagement ring. For comparison, this is what Meghan’s engagement and wedding ring looks like.

Instagram: @kensingtonroyal

The tiara

It’s rumoured that Princess Eugenie will wear the York Diamond Tiara that her 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 page girls and page boys

Princess Charlotte, 3, will be a page 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.

Prince George, new hobby, ballet, royal family

Getty Images

Here’s the full list:

Page girls

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 3

Miss Savannah Phillips, 7 – daughter of Mrs Autumn Phillips and Mr Peter Phillips

Miss Isla Phillips, 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

Page boys

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 honour

In no surprise whatsoever, Eugenie has chosen her sister Beatrice, who she’s very close with, to be her maid of honour. ‘Euge is amazing,’ revealed Beatrice in the sisters’ joint interview with British Vogue. ‘She’s a very modern bride.’


View this post on Instagram


My beautiful big sissy!

A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) on

The decorations

Eugenie hinted that her wedding decorations 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.

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 UK to be considered.

The wedding planner

According to the Sunday Times, Eugenie and Jack have hired Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, the wedding planner responsible for David and Victoria Beckham’s wedding in 1999.

The reception

After the ceremony at Windsor Castle, the Queen will reportedly host an evening wedding reception for Jack and Eugenie at the Royal Lodge, the York Family home located about three miles [almost five kilometres] south from Windsor Castle. Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, are also helping to organise the event.

‘Sarah and Andrew are helping to organise 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 will reportedly have 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.

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 realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.’

The invitations

Vanity Fair published an exclusive first look at Eugenie and Jack’s invitations, and they look completely different from Harry and Meghan’s. Here’s what they say:

‘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.

The dress code

The dress code is morning coat or a day dress with a hat, according to the invitation, so expect to witness plenty of wild royal hats throughout the day. Eugenie posted a throwback picture of herself looking very regal, which may hint at what she’ll wear on her wedding day. (Look at those earrings!) ‘#tbt to some serious daydreaming going on here. Pre-wedding vibes! @harpersbazaarus @alexbramall,’ she captioned the Instagram post.


View this post on Instagram


#tbt to some serious daydreaming going on here. Pre-wedding vibes! @harpersbazaarus @alexbramall

A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) on

The cake

Eugenie and Jack’s autumn-inspired cake will be 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,’ Sophie says. ‘It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day.’

Here are some of Sophie’s previous designs:

The singer

Andrea Bocelli will perform two songs during the wedding service.

How to watch it

Via Marie Claire US