Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially married, the world is now preparing for the next royal wedding of the year - Princess Eugenie's.
The Duke and Duchess of York’s daughter is set to marry her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank, in the Autumn, in a ceremony that’s set to attract all of the senior members of the royal family – including the Queen, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cambridge.
So what do we know about Jack and Eugenie’s big day so far?
Eugenie and Jack invite members of the public to their wedding – how could you attend?
Princess Eugenie and Jack have decided to follow in Harry and Meghan’s footsteps for their wedding, inviting 1,200 people from the general public to their big day.
In order to include the public in their wedding, they will be allowing people in to view the arrival of the congregation – and members of the royal family! Guests will also be able to listen – not watch – a live streaming of the actual service, and then get a first-look at the new husband and wife as they leave St. George’s Chapel.
Eugenie herself confirmed the adorable news on her Instagram, with some adorable, previously-unseen photos of herself and her fiancé.
The first of the pictures show Eugenie looking up adoringly at Jack, while the second is of the pair walking arm-in-arm in a field. How lovely!
Alongside the images, she wrote, ‘Jack and I are excited to be able to invite people to watch our wedding inside the Precinct of Windsor Castle. Find out more via publicevents.royal.uk/ballot 👰🏻🤵🏼’.
It’s a rare insight into the couple’s private life behind closed doors – and a sweet first look at how happy the pair will likely be on their big day.
So how can you apply to be one of the lucky, chosen few? It’s actually very simple. All you need to do is apply here, at publicevents.royal.uk.
Simply fill out all you details, state how many people will be in your party if chosen (up to four), and submit away!
But if you fancy applying, you’ll need to be quick, as while applications are now open, they close pretty soon, on 8th August. So will you be trying to get a lucky golden ticket?
The palace also revealed recently that Eugenie and Jack were inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes wedding in another way too. After they marry, the bride and groom will, like Harry and Meghan, undertake a carriage procession through Windsor High Street.
‘The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.’
The couple have also invited reps from their chosen charities, members of the local community and schoolchildren, and members of the royal household staff to their wedding, it was announced on Wednesday.
Who will be Princess Eugenie’s flower girls and page boys?
According to reports, Eugenie and Jack have chosen a rather unlikely young lady to be one of their flower girls – Robbie William’s daughter, Teddy – full name, Theodora Rose Williams.
However, there is a sweet connection between Teddy and Eugenie. Singer Robbie and his wife Ayda Field have been close with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for years now, and so it’s fitting that their five-year old daughter may be taking a starring role at their October nuptials.
So who else could join Teddy as flower girl? Reportedly, Princess Charlotte could also join the party as another flower girl – as could Maud Windsor, Lord Frederick Windsor’s daughter.
The Mail on Sunday also stated that Prince George would be a page boy, alongside Louis de Givenchy, son of JP Morgan banker Olivier de Givenchy.
If the rumours are true, it means that Eugenie will be following in royal tradition, picking only children for her flower girls and page boys.
We can’t wait to see how cute they all look on the day…
What tiara will Princess Eugenie wear?
Ahead of Meghan and Harry’s wedding, there was much speculation over which royal tiara the bride would wear.
It’s tradition for each royal bride to choose a tiara from their family’s collection – with Meghan opting for Queen Mary’s Bandeau tiara.
So which one will Eugenie go for? Well, it looks as though hers will be much less of a mystery than Meghan’s. Reportedly, royal commentators are almost certain that the Princess will follow in her mother’s footsteps – choosing the York diamond tiara for her big day.
The York tiara was custom-made for Sarah Ferguson by jewellers Garrard, and was given to her as a gift from the Queen and Prince Philip.
Fergie wore the stunning piece for her wedding to Prince Andrew, so it could be a fitting way for Eugenie to pay tribute to her mother on her own wedding day.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding – where and when will the ceremony be held?
The Princess and her fiancé will actually be saying their vows in the very same place where Harry and Meghan married on 19th May. The couple will be heading to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for their nuptials.
The site has seen many royal weddings over the years, including Prince Charles and Camilla’s blessing in 2005.
Eugenie and Jack have also opted for an autumn wedding. The pair will be saying ‘I do’ on 12th October 2018. It’s thought that the timings for their wedding will follow Meghan and Harry’s closely, with the ceremony likely to start at midday.
Who will be attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding?
Of course, being the Queen’s granddaughter, the wedding will be attended by many members of the royal family. Although not confirmed, it’s likely that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will attend.
The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla are also sure to be there.
And of course, Eugenie’s sister, mother, and father will also be there to support Eugenie. Princess Beatrice will likely attend the ceremony alongside her father, the Duke of York, and mother, Sarah Ferguson.
Princess Eugenie has also always maintained a close friendship with Prince Harry’s exes, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas. So it’s likely that those two names will also be on the list.
The royal also has a group of other famous friends who will also attend the wedding. She’s close with singer Ellie Goulding, and model Cara Delevigne, so it’s likely they’ll also get an invite.
Eugenie’s fiancé Jack is also a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila – a company owned by George Clooney. So it’s likely that we could catch another glimpse of the actor and wife Amal at this next royal wedding!
What role will Sarah Ferguson play at Princess Eugenie’s wedding?
As the mother-of-the-bride, Sarah will be playing an important role in the big day and the preparations ahead of time.
Grant Harold, former royal butler, explained that the Duchess will likely be very hands on with the process, and will have more involvement with the royal family than she has had in a long time.
He explained to the Express, I am sure that as with all mothers of the bride, Sarah Duchess of York will be assisting her daughter with all aspects of the wedding especially when it comes to picking the wedding dress,”
“This is an important time for any bride and I have no doubt Princess Eugenie will be getting guidance from her mother while planning this special day.”
We’re sure that Sarah will be there for anything her daughter needs.
Who will Eugenie’s bridesmaids and maid of honour be?
Princess Eugenie may follow in the footsteps of new bride Meghan Markle, and opt not to have a maid of honour. However, it’s thought to be almost certain that the 28-year-old will choose her sister, Princess Beatrice, to be an important part of the bridal party. Whether or not she will be maid of honour, or simply a bridesmaid, remains to be seen as yet.
Eugenie may well also follow royal tradition, and have her sister lead a charge of younger bridesmaids and page boys. The Duchess of Cambridge did a similar thing, with her sister Pippa Middleton, following her and a gaggle of young boys and girls down the aisle.
Meghan also followed suit with the tradition, with George and Charlotte amongst the page boys and girls on her big day. But unlike Catherine, she had no head bridesmaid.
It’s thought that Kensington Palace will announce the details of Eugenie’s bridal party nearer the time.
What will Eugenie’s wedding dress be like?
First predictions for Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown suggest that the bride-to-be may opt for a dress from designer’s Erdem. The ninth-in-line to the throne has long favoured dresses by the British designer. In fact, she even wore one of their designs to announce her engagement.
Others have predicted Ralph & Russo – a designer who was hotly tipped to be making Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.
We can’t wait for the big day!