Princess Eugenie's upcoming wedding will be much bigger than Prince Harry and Meghan's royal wedding
Wanting to rival the Harry and Meghan wedding, Jack and Eugenie have upped their celebrity guest names, including George and Amal Clooney, and David and Victoria Beckham.
Princess Eugenie knows exactly how to throw a blast - and in that, the royal is so keen on her upcoming nuptials with long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, that she has decided to top Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding by inviting more guests to St George's Chapel in Windsor, than the church can actually accommodate.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Eugenie's wedding on Friday, October 12, will host more than 850 guests - meaning that extra chairs will be required to be brought into the chapel, which seats just 800 people. Also, it is to be noted that the Harry and Meghan's royal wedding had only 600 guests back in May, so this is a whopping increase!
Also wanting to rival the Harry and Meghan wedding, Jack, 31, and Eugenie, 28, have upped their celebrity guest names, including the likes of George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Robbie and Ayda Williams and artist Tracey Emin.
Reportedly, after the ceremony at 11:00 am, the newlyweds are to make a short carriage ride procession to St George's Hall. There, a traditional wedding breakfast will be attended by all the guests hosted by the Queen and Duke of York.
As for the champagne evening party at the family home of Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, a select 400 guests will be attending it. Most of the senior royals are also going to be at the church service, and reception, also it has been reported that Eugenie's mother, the Duchess of York is 'terrified' about the idea of coming face-to-face with her former father-law, the Duke of Edinburgh.
He just recovered from a hip-operation, just in time for the ceremony, and as per an insider's account, he is eagerly looking forward to attending the evening celebrations.
"He absolutely adores Eugenie. He can’t stand up for very long, which makes church services hard work, and he can’t stand Fergie, but he wants to see Eugenie married and, if he is fit enough to be there, he will be there. It won’t be easy. Philip and Sarah will be in relatively close proximity to each other and Sarah’s very nervous about it. People have been giving her some friendly advice. As long as she doesn’t go over the top on the day, it should all be fine," reports Daily Mail Online.
About £100,000 is being splurged on an elaborate three-course dinner which will be organized by the upmarket catering firm, Bentley’s. Other than that, a marquee, complete with glass dancefloor has also been paid for. Bentley’s was chosen by the Duke as it is run by Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, half-brother of the late Lord Snowdon.
"The wedding itself is going to be huge, and they are hoping quite a few of the people they’ve invited won’t be able to come because of the capacity issue," said one source. "The evening party will be the party to end all others. Bentley’s have done the Yorks’ birthday parties, and they trust Peregrine for his expertise and discretion. It’s also quite lovely there’s a family link," they added. "There are rumors Ellie Goulding and Robbie Williams will sing." According to a Palace source, both the bride and the groom have large families to accommodate.
The princess' father, Andrew - Duke of York - wishes that Eugenie is given a carriage procession – much like Harry and Meghan, reports the publication. This is the first time he and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson "have co-hosted an event on such a scale and they are heavily involved with the planning," they add. "Sarah has attended most of the planning meetings in Windsor with her daughter, while Andrew has helped organize the service, reception and wedding party. Fergie has also turned to her friend Anouska Hempel to oversee the design of the marquee."