On Friday, Princess Eugenie and her beau Jack Brooksbank had their own royal wedding in St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same place where Meghan Markleand Prince Harry wed in May.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbanks official wedding portraits
Hours after the ceremony, Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 32, celebrated at an evening reception at Windsor Great Parks Royal Lodge, the official royal residence of the brides father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. Eugenie wore a long sleeve, blush silk Zac Posen gown with a built-in cape.
The bride and groom said in a statement that “Mr. Posen was inspired by the beauty of Windsor and the surrounding countryside. The choice of color reflects the blush of an English rose. Mr. Posen took his inspiration from the White Rose of York. The pin-tucked plissé is cut on the bias and mixed with signature drapes. The White Rose of York is subtlety embroidered on both the shoulder and back which hold together the cape. The silk for the gown comes from the British Mill, Biddle Sawyer Silk.”
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At a reception that followed her and Harrys royal wedding, Meghan wore a white, high-neck Stella McCartney silk crepe halter gown design. The Duchess of Sussex had worn a white Givenchy wedding gown for their ceremony.
After the ceremony, the two celebrated with friends and family at an afternoon reception, which the queen hosted at the castle. They then headed to an evening wedding reception at Windsor Great Parks Royal Lodge, the official royal residence of Eugenies father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. At the event, the bride wore a long sleeve, blush silk Zac Posen gown with a built-in cape.
At her and Prince Williams wedding reception in 2011, Kate wore a custom-made lace ivory dress by Alexander McQueen made by designer Sarah Burton, featuring a sweetheart neckline and paired with a white angora bolero cardigan. The designer had also designed the Duchess of Cambridges iconic ivory satin and lace wedding dress.
To start, the cost of security alone is estimated to top out at about £2 million, which is significantly less than the security bill for Meghans grand wedding in May. Mutliple outlets estimate the security cost a smidge more than Kates with at least £30 million in security going towards the A-list event, which was attended by Oprah, George Clooneyand more. Most of the cost is footed by the taxpayers money and has led to some controversy in the days leading up to all three weddings.
According to BBC News, mere hours after Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchanged vows at Windsor Castle, gift bags presented to members of the public were listed for sale on eBay — and they are not going cheap.
One listing, noted The Independent, offers buyers the chance “to buy your very own piece of British royal history an memorabilia,” while another declares the bag to be a “very rare collectors item for those who love the British Royal Family and British Royal Weddings.”
Not proper parties. Yes, there are fashion house-sponsored bashes such as Cartier Polo and the Serpentine Party, or annual museum extravaganzas such as the V&A and Royal Academy summer parties, but these are all essentially promotional events – or as the former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown once quipped, parties for a rising young cigar.
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BBC News reports that the 1,200 members of the public were selected via ballot to receive an invitation into the grounds of Windsor Castle for the nuptials, and received gift bags; the 850 private guests invited to the ceremony, however, did not.
Eugenies dress revealed a thin white scar from a major childhood operation to correct her scoliosis ran from her low chignon down the centre of her spine