Princess Eugenie was forced to put her wedding plans on hold so that her cousin Prince Harry would be able to go ahead with his wedding with Meghan Markle. The 28-year-old reportedly planned to marry her fiance Jack Brooksbank last year but had to postpone their plans so that "Harry could go first".
The couple announced their engagement in January 2018. A source close to Princess Eugenie shared with Vanity Fair and said, "It's my understanding that Eugenie and Jack decided some time ago that they wanted to get married, and there was some talk about a wedding in 2017, but they had to wait for Harry to go first," before adding that the York family is eager for Eugenie to be the center of attention on her wedding day.
"The feeling among the Yorks is that she deserves her moment in the spotlight and a big royal wedding with all the frills," the source continued. Even though the couple had to resort to delaying their nuptials, the source maintained that there were "no bad feelings" towards Meghan Markle or Prince Harry. The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is now less than a month away and will take place at the St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
The wedding will be attended by a close and star-studded group of people including some of whom were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's guest list such as Amal and George Clooney, James Blunt, Cressida Bonas, Elton John, and the Beckhams, as rumors suggest. However, Eugenie's list is believed to include a younger crowd as well such as Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, and Cindy Crawford amongst others.
In comparison to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding, the guests attending Princess Eugenie's have reportedly been asked to come in a more formal dress code. The engaged couple has asked men to come dressed in morning coats to the nuptials on October 12. Meghan and Harry, on the other hand, gave men the option of wearing a morning coat, military uniform or a more casual lounge suit to their wedding at the same venue.
As reported by DailyMail, members of the public who were hoping to watch the nuptials on TV may be left disappointed as BBC does not plan to air the wedding. According to MOS, Prince Andrew was hoping to be able to strike a deal with broadcasters who refused thinking that the ratings would flop. However, many are still hopeful that ITV will step in and televise the wedding.
A purported copy of Eugenie and Jack's wedding invitation which was published by Vanity Fair read, "His Royal Highness The Duke of York K.G. and Sarah, Duchess of York request the pleasure of the company of [guest's name] at the marriage of their daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York with Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Friday 12th October, 2018 at 11am followed by a reception at Windsor Castle".
In the bottom left corner of the invitation was the address of the staff member who would receive the RSVPs. In the right-hand corner in the bottom, the dress code was mentioned, "Morning Coat/Day Dress with Hat". Buckingham Palace has not yet confirmed whether these are the proper invitations or not.