Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially married, the world is 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 just a few days, in a ceremony that’s set to attract all of the senior members of the royal family – including the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge.
So what do we know about Jack and Eugenie’s big day so far?
Her cake will be inspired by autumn
Unlike Meghan and Harry’s lemon wedding cake, Princess Eugenie and Jack’s wedding cake will be a little less traditional, as the pair have opted for a red velvet cake.
A statement from the palace said, “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.”
She said in a statement, “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.”
It will be televised by ITV
ITV have announced that the build up, service, and departure of the wedding from the chapel will be covered.
This Morning favourites Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will front the show, commenting on the live coverage on the day.
The wedding will be part of ITV’s This Morning and will start earlier at 9.25am and run until 12.30pm, live from Windsor.
ITV said in a statement, “This Morning At The Royal Wedding will capture the atmosphere and arrivals at St George’s Chapel, with Eamonn and Ruth joined by guests, commentators and experts for this specially extended programme.”
The BBC, who declined to televise the event, have said that the service will appear across news services throughout the day, while Sky will show highlights on the 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 palace recently announced that the ceremony would begin at 11am, and a reception, held by the Queen, will follow shortly after it finishes.
The wedding will be a two day affair
Most of us are content with one big day, but according to the Sunday Times the couple will have an extra day of partying after their official wedding on Friday 12th October. Held at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the home of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, it will be full of celebrity guests.
The day after, put on by A-list party planning firm Bentleys Entertainment, will be an afternoon tea, funfair rides and cocktails for not just the royal family but celebrities such as Kate Moss and the Beckham’s too.
Members of the public will be in attendance
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.
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!
Invitations have now been sent out to the lucky members of the public, so if you don’t have one, you may have missed out this time around.
They will also be going on a carriage ride
The palace revealed recently that Eugenie and Jack were inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes wedding in another way. 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.’
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. 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.
Who will be attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding?
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.
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.
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!