Princess Eugenies royal wedding: Harry and Meghan among star-studded guests

Princess Eugenie\s royal wedding: Harry and Meghan among star-studded guests
Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, marries in 2nd royal wedding of the year
Celebrities joined British royalty at Windsor Castle today for the second big royal wedding of the year, with Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of the Queen, following her cousin Prince Harry down the aisle.

Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the Queen's third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, married Jack Brooksbank, 32, at the monarch's home west of London.

The likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell, Prince Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy and Kate Moss joined Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Prince William to attend the couple’s special day. See more in the gallery below.

Windsor Castle was also the venue for the wedding of Harry and Meghan Markle in May, and Eugenie, ninth in line to the throne, has copied much of her cousin's blueprint for her big day.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Friday, Oct. 12, and it’s hardly surprising there were quite a few celebrities on the guestlist.

Wild wind causes wardrobe malfunctions at Princess Eugenies wedding

The ceremony took place at the castle's 15th-century St. George's Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating. Charity guests and 1,200 members of the public were invited onto the grounds for the occasion.

Prince Harrys ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy was seen holding on to her fascinator as she braved the blustery conditions to attend Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbanks special day.

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.

Demi Moore was among guests at Princess Eugenies royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank, with her looking as stunning as ever in a maroon get-up and a matching fascinator.

While Harry's wedding featured a fiery sermon from a U.S. Episcopalian bishop and a gospel choir, Eugenie's was more traditional with a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the address given by Conner.

Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace Moss Hack were pictured arriving at Windsor Castle ahead of the royal wedding, with Moss opting for a polka dot ensemble.

Watch the arrival of some of the celebrity guests, including actress Liv Tyler and model Naomi Campbell:

Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton were pictured sharing a joke inside the ceremony at Princess Eugenies royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

Her elder sister Princess Beatrice, the maid of honour, delivered one of the readings, an extract from The Great Gatsby.

Several celebrities were among the guests — including singer Robbie Williams, actress Liv Tyler, models Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne, actress Demi Moore, television presenter Stephen Fry, and singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding.

Charlotte, as per usual, was pictured perfecting her adorable wave for the crowd as the youngsters made their way up the steps and inside the chapel.

Princess Charlotte, 3, daughter of Harry's elder brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate, was a bridesmaid while her brother, Prince George, 5, was a page boy.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George definitely brought the cute factor as they were pictured arriving to do their page boy and bridesmaid duties.

After the service, the couple was to embark on an open-top carriage tour of Windsor, although shorter than the one Harry and Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, took when thousands lined the streets of the town.

Eugenie, a director at London's Hauser & Wirth art gallery, and Brooksbank, who is European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila, which was co-founded by U.S. actor George Clooney, met in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2010.

Kate Middleton and Prince William were pictured saying hello to Right Reverend David Conner as they arrived at Windsor Castle for the ceremony.

As Eugenie does not carry out official royal duties, republicans and some newspapers have said it is wrong that the security bill for the event will be paid for by taxpayers because the Royal Family is only paying for the wedding itself.

But local council deputy leader Phillip Bicknell was relishing the prospect of another big royal draw.

The wind posed a daunting challenge for guests making their way up the steps of St. Georges Chapel for the royal wedding Friday, as the crowd of commoners looked on. A few men could be seen chasing after their wind-blown top hats while women struggled to control their skirts in the unpredictable gusts.

"The monarch and her family are part of the shop window for Great Britain, and at the end of the day anything that goes on that creates people wanting to come to this part of the world — come and see what goes on in Windsor — we're very happy for that," he said.

When the brides mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, emerged from her vehicle in front of the chapel she made a beeline towards the crowd of onlookers. She gave a big hug to one older woman sitting in a chair and was about to embrace a man standing nearby before she appeared to change her mind.

"The Royal Family paid for the service itself, but the British taxpayer is expected to pick up the £2-million ($3.5 Cdn) tab for the security and cleanup after the service," said CBC's Thomas Daigle, reporting from Windsor.

The anti-monarchy group Republic has presented to Labour MP Emma Dent Coad the results of an online petition with nearly 50,000 signatures. It calls on the U.K. government to commit no public money to the wedding and to publish a report of all costs to taxpayers.

It was a morning of windswept wardrobe malfunctions as ladies held on to their fascinators and the tails on the gentlemens morning jackets flapped behind them during a blustery day at the Windsor Castle royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

"I support this petition, apart from those who first signed it," Coad said in an interview this week outside the U.K. Parliament.

Lady Louise Windsor, ushering the bridesmaids and pageboys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, up the steps to the chapel had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when the wind conspired to lift her short hemline.

"To me, it's unconscionable that a minor member of the Royal Family who doesn't even have a role is having her dream wedding subsidized when in the same borough which she's moving into, in Kensington, we have food banks. We have people literally starving," she said. 

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As she made her way up the stairs, holding on to two of the childrens hands, a gust of wind blew the bottom of the womans navy dress aloft, exposing her undergarments.

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Queen Elizabeth IIs youngest granddaughter appeared to recover quickly, flattening her skirt behind her as she disappeared through the doorway.

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday in front of celebrities and Britain’s senior royals including Prince Harry and wife Meghan who wed at the same venue in May.

Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tied the knot with Brooksbank, 32, in a traditional ceremony in the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel.

I was waiting for that dress to show her pants tbh…its really windy,what do you expect? ����#RoyalWedding

It was the same setting as Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as the couple are now known, were among the star-studded congregation.

The 92-year-old queen and her husband Philip, 97, who has retired from official engagements, were joined by other royals and celebrities including Hollywood stars Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and singer Ellie Goulding.

For one attendee, however, the wind proved to be too much and she was caught off guard in perhaps the worst of moments.

Female guests had to cling on to their hats as a blustery wind threatened their wedding outfits and a page boy tripped on the stairs walking into the chapel.

The daughter of the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, Zara is a former Olympic champion in three-day eventing.

Eugenies dress, by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of the London-based label Peter Pilotto, had a low back to reveal scars from surgery she underwent to correct scoliosis when she was 12.

“It’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” she told ITV’s “This Morning” ahead of the wedding.

“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,” he told “This Morning” which broadcast the event live.

Several hundred singing and cheering well-wishers gathered outside in Windsor in the shadow of the castle, far fewer than the thousands that crammed into the town for Harry’s wedding.

“I’m a true royalist,” David Weeks, 77, bedecked in a Union Jack suit and bowler hat, told Reuters. “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.”

The ceremony was conducted by the Dean of Windsor David Conner, and Eugenie‘s elder sister, Princess Beatrice, the maid of honor, read an extract from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby” which the bride had read after meeting her future husband in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2010.

The Rt Revd David Conner, Dean of Windsor conducts the wedding ceremony between Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018.

“One particular passage in which Jay Gatsby is described reminded her immediately of Jack,” Conner said. “She decided she wanted eventually to let Jack know how much those words had brought him to mind.”

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.

Princess Charlotte, 3, daughter of Harry’s elder brother Prince William and his wife Kate, was a bridesmaid, and her brother, Prince George, 5, a page boy.

After the service, the couple took an open-top horse-drawn carriage tour of Windsor before a reception at the castle, hosted by the queen.

Eugenie is a director at London’s Hauser & Wirth art gallery, and Brooksbank owns a wine wholesale business and is European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila, which was co-founded by U.S. actor George Clooney.

Security around Windsor was tight, with airport-style security checks and large numbers of police. As Eugenie does not carry out official royal duties, republicans have said it is wrong that the estimated 2 million pound ($2.6 million) security bill will be paid by taxpayers.

Writing in the Times newspaper, commentator Matthew Bell said the grandeur of the wedding showed Prince Andrew’s desire to cement his family’s royal status.

“When it is all over, Eugenie will continue to live with an identity experienced by a tiny minority: as a fully fledged princess, gawped at, envied and scrutinized by all,” Bell wrote.

“Yet as the years roll by, and her royal status diminishes, as a peripheral figure of almost no consequence at all.”