Her Royal Highness has married in St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, at a ceremony attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family, representatives from Princess Eugenie’s charities and other invited guests.
Princess Eugenie arrived at the chapel with her father, The Duke of York. Father and daughter were greeted by the Dean of Windsor before processing down the aisle to join the bridegroom. Find out more about St George's Chapel, where the wedding took place, here.
Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank met whilst skiing in Switzerland and described their first encounter as, ‘love at first sight’.
The bride’s dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, featuring a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. The low back feature was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. The fabric includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to the Princess: the symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple's fondness for Balmoral; a Shamrock for Ireland as a reflection of the Bride's maternal family; the York Rose; and ivy representing the couple's home.
Her Royal Highness also wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by her grandmother The Queen. The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.
The service was led by the Dean of Windsor, and, following the couple’s vows, there were performances by Andrea Bocelli and the London Symphony Orchestra and readings from family members including the bride’s sister Princess Beatrice who read an excerpt from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Choir of St George’s Chapel sang three pieces during the service. Some of the hymns were adapted especially by the Director of Music, Mr James Vivian. More about The Choir of St. George's here.
The Archbishop of York led the prayers before the registers were signed, the National Anthem was played and the newly married couple processed down the aisle, leaving by way of the West Steps. They were waved off by their family who gathered by the Galilee Porch as they left in the Scottish State Coach - pulled by four Windsor Grey horses – undertaking their first journey as husband and wife: a carriage procession through Windsor Town Centre.