Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank


An update on the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank

Her Royal Highness Princess of Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to confirm some further details about their upcoming Wedding Day.

Bridal Party

Her Royal Highness Princess of Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank have chosen the following friends and family to be in their Bridal Party for their Wedding on Friday 12th October:

Best Man
Jack Brooksbank has asked his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, to be his Best Man at his Wedding to Princess Eugenie.

Maid of Honour
Princess Eugenie has asked her sister, Princess Beatrice, to be her Maid of Honour.

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (aged 3)
Miss Savannah Philips (aged 7 – daughter of Mrs Autumn Phillips and Mr Peter Phillips)
Miss Isla Philips (aged 6 – daughter of Mrs Autumn Phillips and Mr Peter Phillips)
Miss Mia Tindall (aged 4 – daughter of Mrs Zara Tindall and Mr Mike Tindall)
Miss Maud Windsor (aged 5 – goddaughter of Princess Eugenie, daughter of Lady Frederick Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor)
Miss Theodora Williams (aged 6 – daughter of Ms Ayda Field and Mr Robbie Williams)

Page Boys
His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge (aged 5)
Mr Louis de Givenchy (aged 6 – son of Mrs Zoe De Givenchy and Mr Olivier De Givenchy)

Special Attendants
The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (aged 14)
Viscount Severn (aged 10)

Wedding Service

The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer for the Wedding Service of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, which will be included in the Order of Service.

The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner will give the Address at their Wedding. The Dean will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.

James Vivian, Director of Music St George’s Chapel, has written descants for two hymns that will be sung during the Service.

Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform during the ceremony. The couple have very much enjoyed working together with the RPO’s Managing Director, James Williams, to choose the accompaniment to the Service. The Duke of York is Patron of the RPO.

James Williams said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank to plan the music for their special day and we wish the couple much happiness for their future together.”

The internationally renowned singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform two pieces during the Service.

Military involvement

State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare during the Service, written especially for the occasion by the Commanding Officer of the Bands of the Household Division, Lieutenant Colonel Darren Wolfendale.

Members of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, of which The Duke of York is Colonel, will line the West Steps of St George’s Chapel as the couple depart after the Wedding ceremony. Pipers from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform Scottish pieces from the Garter Tower as the Bride and Groom depart in the Carriage Procession.

The Household Division’s involvement in the Wedding also reflects Mr Brooksbank’s family history, as his great Grandfather, Sir Jack Coke, was an officer in the Scots Guards.

Royal Wedding Cake

Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Brooksbank have asked London based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake.

The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colours of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy.

Sophie Cabot started her bespoke cake design business in 2014 having grown up with a love of baking and learning her skills from her grandmother and mother.

Sophie came to the attention of the couple through her involvement with The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace programme, where she supplied specially decorated bespoke biscuits.

The couple are delighted that Miss Cabot can be involved in the celebrations for their special day.

Originally a costume designer, Sophie’s artistic skills and flair come through in her creations, with a particular love for making sugar-flowers and using her hand-painting skills to create unique cakes.

Sophie Cabot said: “I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake. It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day.”

Royal Wedding Flowers

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank have chosen floral designer Rob Van Helden to create the church flowers for their Wedding. The floral displays in St George’s Chapel have been created using foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries. The designs will reflect the rich and vibrant tones of autumn and will also include Liquid Amber trees.

Mr Van Helden said: “It has been the greatest privilege and honour to create the flowers for Princess Eugenie and Jack, on their Wedding day. Her Royal Highness has been very involved from the start and has been instrumental in the autumnal theme.

The whole floral design team and I wish Princess Eugenie and Jack our heartfelt congratulations and we hope they have a magical Wedding day.”

Rob Van Helden was born and brought up in Holland, growing up surrounded by flowers. He moved to London 31 years ago, where he started his floristry business from the back of his car. Now supported by a team, including his sister Patrice Van Helden Oakes, he creates floral designs across the UK and abroad.

Royal Wedding Official Photographer

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to confirm that Alex Bramall will be the official photographer at their Wedding. Mr Bramall will take the official photographs at Windsor Castle following the Wedding Service. He previously photographed Princess Eugenie for Harper’s Bazaar US in 2016.

Mr Bramall said:
“It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days. I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together.”

Alex Bramall is a British fashion and portrait photographer, currently based in London. Upon the completion of his studies in photography, he began his career in the art department at British Vogue. In 2014 he set up his own studio. Since that time his work has been published internationally in titles such as Vogue, Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Spain and Mexico, Harper’s Bazaar US, Harper’s Bazaar UK and Porter Magazine.

Bridal Car

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York will travel to St George’s Chapel in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father, His Royal Highness The Duke of York.

The Rolls Royce was presented to Her Majesty The Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Miss Catherine Middleton travelled to Westminster Abbey in this car ahead of her Wedding to Prince William in April 2011.

Carriage and Horses

After the ceremony, the newly married couple will undertake a short Carriage Procession in the Scottish State Coach.

Originally known as the Cambridge Coach, the Scottish State Coach was remodelled in 1968–9 on Her Majesty’s instruction to create a coach specifically for Scotland. The emblems of the Order of the Thistle, the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, and the Scottish version of the Royal Arms were painted on the sides.

The carriage will be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses: Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. There will be two outriders: Claudia and Sir Basil.

Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the Royal Family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive Monarchs and Members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s reign.

The carriage and horses are housed at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.

Live Broadcast on ITV

Princess Eugenie’s wedding ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV, from St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Friday October 12.

The royal celebrations will be the focus of an extended This Morning special called This Morning At The Royal Wedding.

Broadcasters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, who usually present This Morning on Fridays, will host the show, which will start earlier at 9.25am and run until 12.30pm, live from Windsor.

You can also watch the Royal Wedding LIVE from St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on The Duke of York’s official YouTube channel from 10am BST.

The wedding will also be live streamed on The Duke of York’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as on the Royal Life Facebook and Twitter pages.

The next issue of Royal Life magazine (Issue 39/56) will include all the gorgeous images from the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank. Make sure you subscribe today!

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