Celebrities joined British royalty at Windsor Castle on Friday (Oct 12) for the second big royal wedding of the year, with Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, following her cousin Prince Harry down the aisle.

royal wedding of Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie, 28, the younger daughter of the queen's third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, will tie the knot with Mr Jack Brooksbank, 32, at the monarch's home to the west of London.

Among the guests - many of them holding onto their hats in a strong wind - were actress Liv Tyler, model Naomi Campbell, and singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding.

The daughter of singer Robbie Williams is a bridesmaid, along with Princess Charlotte, three, daughter of Prince Harry's elder brother Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Princess Charlotte's brother Prince George, five, will be a page boy.

Singing and cheering well-wishers gathered near the castle where Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in May. Princess Eugenie, ninth in line to the throne, has copied much of her cousin's blueprint for her big day.

"I'm a true royalist. I was here for the queen's 90th birthday. I was here for Harry and Meghan's wedding, I wouldn't miss it, I love the atmosphere," Mr David Weeks, 77, bedecked in a Union Jack suit and bowler hat, told Reuters.

royal wedding of Princess Eugenie

The ceremony will take place at the castle's 15th Century St George's Chapel. Charity guests and 1,200 members of the public were admitted to the grounds for the occasion.

"This is meant to be a family wedding," Princess Eugenie's father, Prince Andrew, told ITV's This Morning.

"There will be a few more people than most people have, there are a few more than Harry had, but that's just the nature of Eugenie and Jack - they've got so many friends that they need a church of that size to fit them all in."

One noticeable absentee was Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of heir to the throne Prince Charles, as she was carrying out an engagement in Scotland.

While Prince Harry's wedding featured a fiery sermon from a US Episcopalian bishop and a gospel choir, Princess Eugenie's will be more traditional, with a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the address given by Dean of Windsor David Conner.

Princess Eugenie's elder sister, Princess Beatrice, the maid of honour, will deliver a reading, an extract from the novel The Great Gatsby.


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