“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank have been touched by the many good wishes they have received in the run up to their Wedding on 12th October 2018. They are looking forward to celebrating with their family, friends, and members of the public within the Castle grounds and in Windsor. As the Wedding approaches the couple wish to share the following details of the day,” the statement read.
For starters, we already knew the ceremony would be at St George’s Chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s was, but now we know that The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner will be officiating. On top of that, The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu will lead the prayers.
1,200 members of the public have been invited to attend their royal wedding ceremony after they received over 100,000 applications. And that’s not all! “Other guests in the Castle grounds will include representatives of charities and organisations supported by the couple, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Salvation Army, and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women,” they revealed. “Children from two local schools, St George’s School and Coworth Flexlands School, both of which Princess Eugenie attended, will be present, alongside members of the Windsor community, residents of Windsor Castle and a number of Royal Household staff.”
Following their ceremony, Eugenie and Jack will embark on a carriage ride around the town of Windsor. “The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate,” the royal family’s official website explained.
However, they added today that, “Opportunities for members of the public wishing to view the couple are on Castle Hill, the High Street and Park Street, echoing the route taken by The Earl and Countess of Wessex following their wedding. The carriage will not travel along the Long Walk.”
Lastly, they announced Queen Elizabeth‘s big part in the special day. “Following the carriage procession, The Queen will give a Reception at Windsor Castle for the couple and their wedding guests,” the site said.
According to a recent report, Sarah Ferguson is also “very involved” in her youngest daughter’s planning. “[Although] it is very much Princess Eugenie and Jack’s day, and they are leading the planning, Fergie is very involved,” a royal insider recently told People. The source also shared that both Eugenie and Jack’s families are taking part in wedding planning and their lavish Oct. 12 nuptials is being paid for “privately.”
Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 31, previously announced their engagement on Monday, Jan. 22. “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank,” a statement posted to Instagram read. “Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course.” Jack’s parents, Nicola and George Brooksbank, also gushed about the happy moment. “We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement,” they said in a statement.
Hours later, the newly-engaged couple opened up about their romance in their first-ever joint interview. To start, Eugenie recalled Jack’s “incredible” proposal while the two were vacationing in Central America. “The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen. I actually said, ‘This is an incredible moment,’ and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way. I was over the moon, crying,” Eugenie gushed during their sit-down with the BBC.
During their romantic proposal, Jack presented his fiancée with a stunning, “lotus blossom” engagement ring. “Eugenie’s engagement ring features what appears to be an oval brilliant Padparadscha sapphire. This gorgeous gemstone — which is unique and rare due to its pinkish-orange color — is showcased in a mixed metal white and yellow gold setting with a distinctive vintage-inspired halo of pear and round brilliant diamonds,” Kathryn Money, Vice President of Strategy and Merchandising at Brilliant Earth, exclusively told Closer Weekly.
“We estimate that the center gemstone is a 10x8mm (or approximately three-carat) oval brilliant Padparadscha sapphire, surrounded by pear and round diamonds of approximately two and a half to three carats total diamond carat weight,” Money added. “Our estimated cost of the ring is approximately $30,000 to $50,000 USD, depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the gemstone.” We can’t wait for Eugenie and Jack’s October wedding!
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