WINDSOR, ENGLAND —
It’s time for another royal wedding. Princess Eugenie of York will marry Jack Brooksbank Oct. 12, with the formal ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. EDT.
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Eugenie, 28, is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, and is ninth in line of succession to the British throne. Brooksbank is the European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila, the company co-founded by George Clooney.
Here’s what you need to know about Princess Eugenie’s wedding.
Wedding location: The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. This is also where the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in May.
A luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle will follow the wedding ceremony, with a black-tie reception taking place Friday evening at the Royal Lodge, People magazine reported. The celebration will continue Saturday, when a festival-like atmosphere, including a fairgrounds and food stalls, will entertain the newlyweds and their guests.
Who’s attending: Approximately 800 guests are expected to attend the wedding, The Telegraph reported. The bride and groom have invited 1,200 members of the public onto the grounds of Windsor Castle for the event. Eugenie’s older sister, Princess Beatrice, will be maid of honor, and groom Brooksbank’s brother, Thomas, will be best man, the royal family confirmed. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids, the BBC reported.
Queen Elizabeth will attend, though it is unknown if Prince Philip, who has been in frail health, will be by her side. Prince William and Kate Middleton will attend, as will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A notable absence is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. She cited previously scheduled engagements as her reason for not attending, People reported.
Royal rift rumors: The absence of Camilla and the question of Prince Philips’ attendance at Eugenie’s wedding has stirred rumors of a royal rift. Camilla reportedly has a “frosty” relationship with Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Express reported. Prince Philip had a previous falling out with Ferguson when photos of her sunbathing topless were published in 1992, Metro reported, but it is his health, not any family rift, that would prevent him from attending Eugenie’s wedding.
Who made Eugenie’s dress: That will remain a mystery until the ceremony, if Eugenie has her way. The only clue she has revealed is that the designer is British, Express reported. Eugenie is expected to follow tradition and wear a tiara on her wedding day, Express also reported.
Unconventional wedding cake: Eugenie has made an unconventional choice for her wedding cake, opting for a chocolate and red velvet cake instead of the more traditional iced fruit cake, The Telegraph reported.
How to watch: The wedding ceremony will begin at 6 a.m. EDT. The ceremony will be livestreamed around the world via The Royal Family’s YouTube channel. The livestream broadcast will also be available on Facebook and Twitter.
In the United States, royal fans can tune into TLC for live wedding coverage and commentary beginning at 4:25 EDT. The ceremony will be re-aired on TLC at 7:25 a.m.