If you are one of those fans having withdrawal symptoms since Harry and Meghan’s spectacular wedding in May, then worry not as its time again for another royal affair at the Windsor Castle.
The wedding countdown is on as Princess Eugenie and her fiance Jack Brooksbank today announced their bridal party, which includes Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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For those who are unaware, the royal couple will be tying the knot at Windsor, where the bride grew up, on Friday 12 October. Jack proposed in January this year in front of a volcano in Nicaragua, looking out over a lake.
The wedding, which will reportedly have a guest list nearing 1000 guests, will be televised on ITV, with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford presenting a special edition of This Morning. The live coverage of the ceremony is expected to begin at 11am.
Like Harry and Meghan’s, the wedding will be paid for privately except for the security, which will be footed by the taxpayer.
Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 costed about £6.35m, including £2.8m on police overtime. It is estimated that security alone for Princess Eugenie’s wedding could be around £2m.
The wedding could go on to cost £2.8m, according to wedding planner website Bridebook. The website added that the cost of getting married at St George’s Chapel can cost upwards of £85,000.
All the figures are estimates and nothing is confirmed so far.
For Eugenie’s dress, luxury fashion house Erdem is bookies’ favourite with current odds of 7/2.
As regards the cake, Eugenie and Jack have decided not to go with traditional iced fruit cake and will be enjoying a red velvet and chocolate cake, which as described by Kensington Palace is “a traditional cake, with a modern feel.”
The royal couple has also invited Italian tenor and producer Andrea Bocelli to perform at their wedding ceremony.