Royals arrive to see Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank

You look perfect! Groom Jack Brooksbank welcomes beautiful bride Princess Eugenie as she arrives for their Windsor Castle wedding in a low-backed gown, no veil and a tiara borrowed from the Queen

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to the same venue where they walked down the aisle in May
  • Prince William and his wife Kate are there with George and Charlotte given starring roles
  • Princess’ father Andrew will walk his daughter down the aisle – Duchess of York, will accompany Beatrice
  • Prince Charles attending alone as Camilla is the only major royal missing the event and is in Scotland
  • The Queen will be accompanied by Prince Philip who was desperate attend granddaughter’s  at age of 97
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Princess Eugenie has arrived to marry her fiance Jack Brooksbank as British royals and aristocrats flooded into  St George’s Chapel with the mother of the bride also taking centre stage.

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was cheered wildly as she pulled up to the church with her eldest child Beatrice to see her first born walk down the aisle by her ex-husband Prince Andrew.

Wearing a backless dress showing the scars from a back operation aged 12, she grabbed her father’s arm as they walked up the steps.

Inside the church the husband-to-be Jack looked nervous as he waited for his bride to arrive and then he grinned widely and said: ‘You look perfect’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at a side door with his older brother William and his wife Kate, whose children George and Charlotte have been given starring roles in the service. 

The Queen led the royal family at her granddaughter’s wedding at St George’s Chapel today along with her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip, who remains in good health. 

100,000 people had packed Windsor to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – but five months on the streets were more sparsely filled for Eugenie and Jack’s blustery big day.

A-list royalty including Naomi Campbell, Liv Tyler, Demi Moore, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt and Kate Moss are among the 850-strong congregation.

Eugenie and Jack have invited 150 more people than Harry and Meghan and her father Andrew said today this was because they ‘have so many friends’. 

But Prince Charles attended alone, with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, being the only major royal missing the event, due to an engagement in Scotland. 


Princess Eugenie has arrived to marry her fiance Jack Brooksbank and he told her: ‘You look perfect’


Eugenie pulls up the chapel in the wedding car wearing a tiara cut with emeralds and matching earrings 


Princess Eugenie has arrived to marry her fiance Jack Brooksbank as British royals and aristocrats have started flooded St George’s Chapel with the mother of the bride also taking centre stage


The big day: Jack Brooksbank arrives at the chapel before the ceremony wearing a blue waistcoat and a broad smile  


Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, waves to crowds as she arrives to see her daughter marry with her eldest child Beatrice


Her Majesty the Queen arrives at the ceremony where one of her eight grandchildren is marrying today


Harry and Meghan in the church five months after they married at St George’s Chapel


 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle


William and Kate engage in conversation whilst waiting for the wedding to start. Kate can be seen wearing a fuchsia dress and matching fascinator 


They were followed in by William and Kate, who kept a low profile by walking in via a side entrance




Harry and Meghan enjoyed huge crowds for their big day – but today could just enjoy the day as guests


Zara Tindall and her rugby star husband Mike walked into the church around 30 minutes before the ceremony started


Beatrice arrived in a royal blue dressing clutching a small pale blue bag which had a feather detail on it which wrapped over the top of her hand


A pregnant Pippa Middleton with her husband James, and brother James, walk into the windy area in front of St George’s Chapel


Prince Edward, his wife Sophie and son James, Viscount Severn were the first royals to arrive for the wedding


St George’s Chapel fills for the wedding as Britain’s royals, aristocracy and celebrities headed for Windsor Castle

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Timings for Eugenie and Jack’s Windsor wedding

7am – Doors open to the invited public through the Visitor Admission Centre on Castle Hill.

8.30am – 10.15am – Doors to St George’s Chapel open to the congregation. Wedding guests start arriving in Middle Ward. Organ music plays in the Chapel.

10.15am – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs.

From 10.25am – Members of the royal family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor, They take their seats in the Quire.

10.30am – Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, the parents of the groom, arrive at the West Door.

10.32am – Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York and Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice of York arrive by car at the West Door.

10.35am – Groom Jack Brooksbank and his best man and brother Thomas Brooksbank, arrive by car at the West Door.

10.52am – The Queen arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean and conducted to her seat in the Quire.

10.57am – Bride Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, arrive at the West Steps of St George’s Chapel

11am – The service begins.

12pm – The service ends and the bride and groom, the bridal party and the couple’s parents process to the West Door. The Queen and members of the royal family move from the Quire to the Galilee Porch. The bride and groom depart from the West Steps by carriage.

12.15pm – Eugenie and Jack arrive at Windsor Castle for their afternoon reception.

She was ‘very disappointed’ not to be there but royal sources admit she is not close to Eugenie’s parents.

The princess’ father the Duke of York walked his 28-year-old daughter down the aisle.

Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York – who spent years as an outcast from the royal family following her split from Andrew, also took centre stage for the high profile royal occasion.

The closeness between the former couple fuelled rumours that they could reunite.

They married in 1986, but with Prince Andrew away at sea with the Royal Navy, the marriage broke down.

Sarah had an affair with Texan oilman Steve Wyatt and was then snapped having her toes sucked by American financial advisor John Bryant.

She and Prince Andrew divorced in 1996 but remained close for the sake of their children.

In 2001, Sarah told a US magazine she and Andrew had discussed remarrying, but Prince Philip would not allow it.

And in an interview with Tatler the same year, Andrew posed with his ex-wife and daughters and said: ‘I don’t rule remarriage out.’

Her former father-in-law Philip, is also at the event, but he is said not to have forgiven her for the infamous ‘toe-sucking’ incident.

As well as adorable Mia Tindall, bridesmaids at Windsor Castle included singer Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy.

Prince George, a wedding veteran at the age of only five, is one of the page boys while little sister Princess Charlotte, three, is a bridesmaid.

As well as Mia, four, Teddy, six, and Charlotte, the bridesmaids are Savannah Phillips, seven, her sister Isla, six, and Maud Windsor, five.

Mia, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, is well known for her high-spirited antics. Her cousin, Savannah, is equally mischievous, and was spotted putting her mouth over Prince George’s mouth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during June’s Trooping the Colour.

As the only non-royal, Teddy – short for Theodora – was an intriguing choice.


The Duchess of York waved to well wishers as she entered St George’s Chapel at Windsor for the wedding of her daughter 


The Duchess of York wore a green dress with a matching green hat which had a bow detail. She also wore a nude colour pair of heels 


Sarah Duchess of York, mother of Eugenie of York arrives at the chapel and greeted some of the people who had come out to wish her daughter well

Her father and his actress partner Ayda Field, both judges on The X Factor, are good friends of Eugenie and her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York. Former Take That star Williams credits Teddy with helping prevent his life from spiralling into drug addiction.

Alongside George as page boy is Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier de Givenchy, managing director at JPMorgan Private Bank.

And, in a charming touch, Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank have involved her uncle Prince Edward’s children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

The West Steps to St George’s Chapel, is bedecked in gorgeous autumnal foliage.

Arranged by floral designer Rob van Helden, four giant maple trees dwarfed the entrance door, which will be planted later in the grounds of Frogmore House on the Windsor estate.

The foliage and branches have all been sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, where Eugenie’s family home, Royal Lodge, is situated.

They have been combined with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.

The designs, Buckingham Palace say, reflect the ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’.

As well as adorable Mia Tindall, the bridesmaids at Windsor Castle will include singer Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy.

Prince George, a wedding veteran at the age of only five, will be one of the page boys while little sister Princess Charlotte, three, will be a bridesmaid.

Their antics will be sure to pile the pressure on Princess Beatrice as she follows in the footsteps of the most famous royal wedding maid of honour – Pippa Middleton.

But royal insiders say that thanks to her ‘fantastic’ way with children, Beatrice, 30, will be able to keep the eight bridesmaids and pageboys in check.


Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda arrive at the church where their daughter Teddy, six, is a bridesmaid along with Ayda’s mother Gwen


Supermodel Naomi Campbell makes her way into the wedding of Eugenie and Jack at Windsor Castle this morning


Actress and model Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this morning


Comedian Jimmy Carr (left) arrives at Windsor Castle in a three-piece suit with his girlfriend Karoline Copping, who opted for a calf-skimming flowery blue dress


Tracey Emin arrives for the wedding of Eugenie and Jack at Windsor Castle this morning




Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy (left) is among those who arrived for the wedding at Windsor Castle this morning


Richard Bacon waves to the crowds ahead of the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel this morning


As well as Mia, four, Teddy, six, and Charlotte, the bridesmaids are Savannah Phillips, seven, her sister Isla, six, and Maud Windsor, five.

Mia, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, is well known for her high-spirited antics. Her cousin, Savannah, is equally mischievous, and was spotted putting her mouth over Prince George’s mouth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during June’s Trooping the Colour.

As the only non-royal, Teddy – short for Theodora – is an intriguing choice.

Her father and his actress partner Ayda Field, both judges on The X Factor, are good friends of Eugenie and her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York. Former Take That star Williams credits Teddy with helping prevent his life from spiralling into drug addiction.

From pop royalty to the real thing: Eugenie and Jack’s bridal party

Best Man

The groom’s brother, Thomas Brooksbank

Maid of Honour

The bride’s sister, Princess Beatrice

Bridesmaids

Princess Charlotte, three, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Savannah Phillips, seven, and Isla Phillips, six, daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips

Mia Tindall, four, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall

Maud Windsor, five, daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor – and the bride’s goddaughter

Theodora Williams, six, daughter of Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field

Page Boys

Prince George, five, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier and Zoe De Givenchy

Special Attendants

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

James, Viscount Severn, 10, son of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

Alongside George as page boy will be Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier de Givenchy, managing director at JPMorgan Private Bank.

And, in a charming touch, Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank have involved her uncle Prince Edward’s children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. 

The West Steps to St George’s Chapel, by which the bride and groom will enter, was by this morning bedecked on gorgeous autumnal foliage.

Arranged by floral designer Rob van Helden, four giant maple trees dwarfed the entrance door, which will be planted later in the grounds of Frogmore House on the Windsor estate.

The foliage and branches have all been sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, where Eugenie’s family home, Royal Lodge, is situated.

They have been combined with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.

The designs, Buckingham Palace say, reflect the ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’.

Inside the chapel, the couple’s 800 guests have been seated in the nave ‘collegiate stye’ – facing inwards – in order to fit in the huge volume of people, 150 more than Harry and Meghan.

There is also seating for 17 members of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of which Prince Andrew is patron.

Eugenie and Jack will enter through the main steps and make their way to the Quire, at the rear of the church, where members of the Royal Family will be seated in their traditional stalls. There, in front of the High Altar, the couple will kneel to say their vows.

The couple’s Order of Service revealed that Jack will not be wearing a ring and Eugenie will not promise to obey her husband.

A Gaelic Blessing will be sung by the choir, and Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform Bach’s Ave Maria.

Maid of honour Princess Beatrice – Eugenie’s older sister – will read an extract from F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.

The bride and groom have chosen a traditional marriage ceremony which features language such as ‘thou’ and ‘thee’ instead of ‘you’.

David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, will officiate over the vows and give the address.

Stars at the nuptials will include former Take That singer Robbie Williams and his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field, whose six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also play a starring role among the young helpers, along with Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla.

Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, is also a bridesmaid.

George will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.

Well known faces predicted to attend the second royal wedding of the year include singer Ellie Goulding and fiance Caspar Jopling, supermodel Cindy Crawford, David and Victoria Beckham, Harry’s exes Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy, model Cara Delevingne, singer James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley.

Jack works as a drinks executive for Casamigos tequila, which was founded by Clooney and Crawford’s husband Rande Gerber.

Royal fans will be keen to see how the wedding compares to that of Harry and Meghan, who wed in the same venue just five months ago.

Crowds of more than 100,000 lined the streets for the duke and American former actress’ big day in May – but the numbers were far fewer for 

Criticism has already been levied at the estimated £2million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie’s wedding.

The policing costs will have been increased by the 1km carriage ride the couple will make through the town after the ceremony.

But Eugenie, who is not a working royal, and Jack will not head up the Long Walk like Harry and Meghan, but take a shorter route back to the castle.

Windsor looks set to escape the worst of Storm Callum, but the conditions could be blowy on the dry and cloudy day. 

Erdem is the favourite to have designed Eugenie’s wedding dress, with other suggestions including Suzannah and Stella McCartney.

The Queen is hosting an afternoon reception afterwards in the castle, while an evening party is expected at the York family home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

About 1,200 members of the public have been given balloted invites to the castle’s Lower Ward, as have charity representatives, children from Eugenie’s old schools, and royal household staff.


Emma Joy Kitchener and Julian Fellowes arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack today




Two women arriving for the service this morning walk through Windsor this morning in windy conditions

Hold on to your hats! Celebrities including Demi Moore, Liv Tyler, Naomi Campbell and Robbie Williams battle blustery conditions as they arrive at Windsor Castle for Princess Eugenie’s star-studded wedding 

Celebrities including Demi Moore, Liv Tyler and Naomi Campbell gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding.

Eugenie and tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank will say their vows in the gothic surrounds of 15th century St George’s Chapel, in front of an 850-strong congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests at Windsor Castle. 

Model Pixie Geldof arrived at Windsor Castle wearing a salmon-pink dress – and she was joined by drummer George Barnett. The comedian Jimmy Carr and his wife Karoline Copping were also in attendance. 

Conservative peer and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes arrived at St George’s Chapel. Lord Fellowes of West Stafford wore a dark jacket and light-coloured waistcoat as he arrived at Windsor Castle. 


Supermodel Naomi Campbell makes her way into the wedding of Eugenie and Jack at Windsor Castle this morning


Actress and model Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this morning


Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel today


Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie and her husband George Barnett make their way to St George’s Chapel for the ceremony


‘Kiss Kiss’ singer Holly Vallance makes her way into the castle with her luxury property developer husband Nick Candy


Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrived with Lady Melissa Percy, the Northumberland heiress, at the castle today


Emma Joy Kitchener and Julian Fellowes arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack today




Guests arrived holding their hats in the windy conditions outside Windsor Castle this morning

But the streets of Windsor were mostly empty this morning, with hundreds of police officers lining the roads in a taxpayer-funded security presence that is said to be costing £2million.

Proud father the Duke of York will walk his daughter down the aisle. In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack paid tribute to his future wife, who is ninth in line to the throne, calling her a ‘bright shining light’.

Eugenie, 28, told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her ‘humble and generous’ husband-to-be had the ability to ‘make everyone feel so special’.

A royal fan eager to see Eugenie arrived in Windsor today, expecting large crowds to start gathering earlier in the week. Kerry Evans, 54, from Lincolnshire, has been in the crowds of well wishers at the past two royal weddings.

She said: ‘I wanted to be part of the wedding and the traditions because it’s all part of being being British. I thought there would be lots of people arriving but there aren’t, I’ve been waiting and waiting.’ 

Speaking about comparisons between the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, she said: ‘She is still the granddaughter of the Queen, of course she’d get married here.

‘She’s a princess of this country so that must be quite hard to see another wedding in the same year.’

Royal super-fan John Loughney, from London, said he was happy to be there to share the day with Princess Eugenie.

The 63-year-old has been in the crowds for the last two royal weddings and was also outside the hospital for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

He said: ‘There’s only two people who will be truly proud today and that’s (Princess Eugenie’s) mother and father. They’ll be ever so proud to see their daughter married.’

‘Myself and all the royal fans wish them a very happy marriage.’

 

How DO these celebs know the royal couple?

Cindy Crawford – her other half Rande Gerber is a founder of Casamigos Tequila, for which Jack is a brand ambassador

David and Victoria Beckham – when their daughter Harper turned six last year she had a princess-themed tea party at Buckingham Palace and Eugenie took on the role of the real-life princess

Cressida Bonas – Eugenie set up the actress and model with Prince Harry, but the pair split in 2014

Chelsy Davy – Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend is a long-time family friend and attended his wedding to Megan Markle. She was also seen with Eugenie at a jewellery launch in 2016

Cara Delevingne – The supermodel is one of the 28-year-old’s good friends and they’ve been photographed hitting the town together in London

Karlie Kloss – she is one of Princess Beatrice’s closest girlfriends

James Blunt – he is a friend of Princess Eugenie and they were seen hanging out together at Prince Harry’s fundraiser concert for his charity entebale in 2016

George and Amal Clooney – George is a co-founded of Casamigos Tequila, for which Jack is a brand ambassador

Tracey Emin – the former artist provocateur and Eugenie met through mutual friends years ago and their friendship blossomed during a trip to New York

Jimmy Carr – Princess Beatrice was spotted dining with the stand-up comedian and TV presenter in Mayfair in 2015. She has also been on holiday with Carr and his girlfriend

Eddie Redmayne – The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star is said to be a friend of Eugenie from her days living in New York where she worked at the Paddle8 auction house

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher – The acting couple were once spotted taking an Uber with Princess Beatrice and her ex-boyfriend Dave Clark

Ellie Goulding – The songstress performed ‘Your Song’ at Prince William and Kate’s 2011 wedding and has been friends with Eugenie for years

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field – Eugenie and Jack have been friends with the couple for several years after being introduced by Sarah Ferguson. The couple’s six-year-old daughter Theodora Williams (aka Teddy) is one of the six bridesmaids


Royal fans gather in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel today

‘It’s almost as if they are a married couple now’: Doting father Prince Andrew says Eugenie and Jack will be ‘massively in love for the rest of their lives’ as he reflects on his father-of-the-bride duties

Prince Andrew has told of his pride at his daughter Eugenie in a TV interview on her wedding day.

The Duke of York, who is the Queen’s third child and second oldest son, also praised his future son in law, Jack Brooksbank.

Andrew told ITV’s This Morning: ‘It’s been wonderful watching them interact because it’s almost as if they are a married couple now.

‘I’m incredibly proud of both of them. I’m sure she’ll be an outstanding bride.’


Prince Andrew has told of his pride at his daughter on her wedding day and said she will make a great bride


The Duke of York said he is sure his daughter will make ‘an outstanding bride’ at her wedding. The pair are pictured together in 2012

Speaking about Mr Brooksbank, the Duke added: ‘He’s an extraordinary young man.’

Andrew will walk his youngest daughter, 28, down the aisle of St George’s Chapel in front of a congregation of 800 people this morning. 

Reflecting on his role as father-of-the-bride, the Prince said: ‘It’s a very small role, I just have to walk slowly. 

‘I haven’t been the father of a bride so I don’t know what to expect, but I’m looking forward to it. I don’t write speeches, so why should I write this one.

‘I’ll have to walk on the left of the carpet to make sure that she can get enough room.

‘That’s a lesson I got from my wedding. My father-in-law walked down the middle so Sarah said “Get over to the other side”.’

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be among more than 40 members of the royal family gathering for the celebration.

Among those taking their VIP seats in the chapel were screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, model Pixie Geldof, Harry’s ex Chelsy Davy, comedian Jimmy Carr and artist Tracey Emin.

 

 

 

‘You can change the way beauty is’: Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress will show off the scars from life-changing spinal surgery she had as a 12 year old

Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress shows the scars of back surgery she underwent aged just 12.

The Queen’s granddaughter was diagnosed with scoliosis and underwent corrective surgery that saw a pair of eight-inch titanium rods inserted alongside her spine.

She has invited the doctor who performed the life-changing operation to her big day and won’t try to hide her scars as she walks up the aisle this morning.

The Princess, 28, said: ‘I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.’




Princess Eugenie pictured being supported with her mother in 2003 after a back operation. Right: She speaks to consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jan Lehovsky during a visit to Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North London, in April 2014


Princess Eugenie and  her husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank during an interview released on the eve of their wedding

Jan Lehovsky, a doctor at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North London, helped the royal ‘stand straight’ as a child.

Mr Lehovsky will be among a number of staff from the RNOH attending the wedding at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

Eugenie said of the surgeon’s invite: ‘The RNOH is a huge charity – the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital – I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.’

The titanium rods and two 1.5-inch screws fitted to Eugenie’s neck during the eight-hour procedure remain in place today.


Mr Lehovsky (pictured with Eugenie in 2014) fitted two 1.5-inch screws to her neck as a child

Her mother, the Duchess of York, said the medical team had been invited ‘in honour of the fact that she is walking up that aisle with a straight back because of them’.

Speaking ahead of Eugene’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank, she told the Evening Standard: ‘She did have what would have been very serious curvature of the spine.

‘She certainly will be an extraordinary example of great work from the RNOH. The wedding is about love, future and inclusivity.

‘What a huge, huge day for health, for the NHS, for the RNOH, and for hope. This is why this wedding is so beautiful. It’s hope for other children suffering from scoliosis.’

In June, Eugenie published X-rays of her spine on Instagram – showing how it was straightened with the help of two metal rods – to raise awareness of scoliosis.

She said at the time: ‘I’m very proud to share my X-rays for the very first time. I also want to honour the incredible staff at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.’




Eugenie published two X-rays of her spine on Instagram in June to raise awareness of scoliosis

The insertion of metal rods is one way of treating children with the condition. They are lengthened as the child grows and removed when they reach adulthood.

Eugenie is patron of a £15 million appeal to build a new ward block for the RNOH. 

 

Jack pays tribute to his ‘bright shining light’ Eugenie in TV interview as she describes him as ‘so humble’


Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (centre) were interviewed by ITV This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a ‘bright shining light’.

The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as ‘so humble and generous’ during a television interview ahead of their wedding.

But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.

She initially thought ‘what a silly hat’ Jack was wearing, but was ‘all butterflies and nervous’ when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.

The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.

After Eugenie replied ‘It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves’ she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.

With her fiance beside her, the princess added: ‘I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.

‘I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.

‘I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.’

The couple will wed on Friday at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel surrounded by the Queen other members of the royal family and famous faces including Robbie Williams with supermodel Cindy Crawford, David and Victoria Beckham, and George and Amal Clooney expected to be among the guests.


Jack has paid tribute to his future wife Eugenie, calling her a ‘bright shining light’ during the interview with Holmes and Langsford

Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: ‘She’s this bright shining light.’

Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: ‘Jack’s the kind of guy, you know when you’re lost at a party and you can’t find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He’ll walk in and make everyone feel so special.

‘He’ll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you’re so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that’s two words…’

The princess went on to say her ‘big sissy’ Princess Beatrice was someone ‘I’ve looked up to her whole life’ and that she’s the biggest supporter of ‘team Eug and Jack.’


The Queen’s granddaughter described her fiance as ‘so humble and generous’ during the television interview ahead of their wedding

Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: ‘It’s nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.’

In reference to Jack, she added: ‘And you’re going to be at the end of the aisle, and I’m going to be running towards you!’

Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a ‘bridezilla’, Jack said no, adding: ‘Eugenie has been amazing.

‘She’s been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.’

Watch the interview and live coverage of the wedding on This Morning At The Royal Wedding at 9.25am on ITV.

 

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