Well-wishers gather ahead of royal wedding

Well-wishers gather ahead of royal wedding

Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George"s Chapel in Windsor Castle following tehir wedding

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Princess Eugenie has married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The ninth in line to the throne was watched by her grandmother, the Queen, and Prince Philip, along with other members of her family.

Celebrities were also among the 850 guests at the ceremony, including Cara Delevingne and Robbie Williams.

Guests held onto their hats in strong winds, as the young bridal party struggled to stay on their feet.

After the wedding, the couple took a horse-drawn carriage ride through the town, watched by around 1,200 members of the public in the castle grounds, and more well-wishers outside .

The 28-year-old and drinks executive Jack Brooksbank, 32, tied the knot at St George’s Chapel – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in May.

The couple met when skiing in Switzerland in 2010.

BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said there were “lots of smiles and lots of nerves from the couple”.

He said the bride kept breaking into a broad smile and the groom was delighted, but “both of them a little nervous too, their hands shaking together before they took their vows”.

Along with the Queen and Prince Philip, the service was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Royal Family members, including the Queen and Prince Philip, inside the chapel

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Pippa Middleton with her husband James Matthews (left) and brother James Middleton (right)

Princess Eugenie’s dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded British label Peter Pilotto.

The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a full length train.

The low back was a request from the bride, who wanted to show her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis when she was 12.

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The bride asked for a low back to show her scar

Her tiara was the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, loaned to her by the Queen and made by Boucheron in 1919.

Created in the “Kokoshnik” style, popularised in the Russian Imperial Court, it features brilliant and rose cut diamonds pave set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.

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The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik was given to the Queen in 1942

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were a pageboy and bridesmaid.

The other bridesmaids were Mia Tindall – daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall – Mia’s cousins Savannah and Isla, Eugenie’s goddaughter Maud Windsor and Robbie Williams’ daughter, Theodora.

The other pageboy was Louis de Givenchy, six, the son of friends.

Some of the youngsters were seen giggling and joking before walking down the aisle, appearing to imitate the royal trumpeters.

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The bridesmaids and page boys at the ceremony

Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, was maid of honour. Mr Brooksbank chose his brother, Thomas, as best man.

Among the celebrities sharing their special day were singer James Blunt, comedian Jimmy Carr and David Emanuel – who designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress.

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Cara Delevingne waves to crowds outside the wedding

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Naomi Campbell has dressed to impress for the nuptials

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Actress Liv Tyler is among the 850 guests

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed two pieces during the ceremony, which also featured members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dean of Windsor David Conner officiated.

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Media captionWindy weather as royals and famous faces arrive for the wedding

The couple are travelling from St George’s Chapel along Windsor High Street and the Long Walk, before an afternoon reception hosted by the Queen in St George’s Hall at the castle.

An evening party will take place at the York family home, the Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.

The families paid for the private aspects of the wedding.

However, republican campaigners said taxpayers face an estimated £2m security bill.

The campaign group Republic argued that as Princess Eugenie, the ninth in line to the throne, does not carry out public duties, the families should foot the bill.

Buckingham Palace says this is a matter for the police.


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