A second Royal Family member decides not to attend Princess Eugenie's wedding

Carla Harmon
October 12, 2018

Windsor castle was also the venue for Harry and Meghan's wedding in May, and Eugenie, ninth-in-line to the throne, has copied much of her cousin's blueprint for her big day.

Less than five months after the global spotlight descended on Windsor, the historic market town will host another star-studded royal wedding Friday.

Princess Eugenie, who previously lived two miles away at St James Palace with her sister Princess Beatrice, now occupies a three-bedroom residence on the Kensington Palace estate.

The pair have also given a final pre-wedding interview to ITV - the channel broadcasting the event live in the United Kingdom - detailing the first time they met and their impressions of one another.


"It was love at first sight, that's why", she adds.

There will be a number of charities among the 1,200 invited guests, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, the Big Cat Sanctuary and Supporting Wounded Veterans, which the groom's father serves as executive director.

As for why she is trying to beat out Harry's wedding, it's about trying to raise her rank.

Eugenie, a director at London's Hauser & Wirth art gallery, and Brooksbank, who is European brand manager for Casamigos Tequila, which was co-founded by USA actor George Clooney, met in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2010.


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. The couple says he got down on one knee and proposed in January during a trip to Nicaragua while the couple was visiting a spectacular lake next to a volcano.

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

Trevor and Meghan tied the knot in lavish beach wedding in Ochio Rios, Jamaica in 2011 after dating for seven years.

As the second daughter of the third child of the monarch, Eugenie's wedding is not, arguably, the most significant national event to take place this year. "A lot of tourists don't even know about this wedding Friday, but it will bring in the crowds and should be a good day for us".


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