Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank

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Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie at the altar

Princess Eugenie has married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The Royal Family and celebrities were among the 850 guests at the ceremony.

The ninth in line to the throne was given away by her father, Prince Andrew – watched by her grandmother, the Queen, and other members of her family.

The newlyweds will now take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the town before attending a reception hosted in their honour by the Queen.

Around 1,200 members of the public selected by ballot listened to a live broadcast in the castle grounds, and thousands watched outside in extremely windy conditions.

The 28-year-old and drinks executive Jack Brooksbank, 32, have tied the knot at St George’s Chapel – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married in May.

The couple met when skiing in Switzerland in 2010.

BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said there were “lots of smiles and lots of nerves from the couple”.

He said the bride kept breaking into a broad smile and the groom was delighted, but “both of them a little nervous too, their hands shaking together before they took their vows”.

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The Queen and Prince Philip arriving at St George’s Chapel

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Eugenie’s mother and sister – Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice – on the steps of St George’s Chapel

Princess Eugenie’s dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded British label Peter Pilotto.

The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a full length train.

The low back was a request from the bride, who wanted to show her scars from surgery to correct scoliosis when she was 12.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are a pageboy and bridesmaid.

The other bridesmaids are Mia Tindall – daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall – Mia’s cousins Savannah and Isla, Eugenie’s goddaughter Maud Windsor and Robbie Williams’ daughter, Theodora.

The other pageboy is Louis de Givenchy, six, the son of friends.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George are taking on roles in the bridal party

Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, is maid of honour. Mr Brooksbank has chosen his brother, Thomas, as best man.

Among the celebrities sharing their special day are model Cara Delevingne, singer Robbie Williams, comedian Jimmy Carr and David Emanuel – who designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress.

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Cara Delevingne waves to crowds outside the wedding

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Naomi Campbell has dressed to impress for the nuptials

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Actress Liv Tyler is among the 850 guests

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed two pieces during the ceremony, which also featured members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has also prepared a personal prayer.

Dean of Windsor David Conner is officiating.

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Media captionWindy weather as royals and famous faces arrive for the wedding

The couple will travel from St George’s Chapel along Windsor High Street and the Long Walk, before an afternoon reception hosted by the Queen in St George’s Hall at the castle.

An evening party will take place at the York family home, the Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.

The families are paying for the private aspects of the wedding.

However, republican campaigners say taxpayers face an estimated £2m security bill.

The campaign group Republic argues that as Princess Eugenie, the ninth in line to the throne, does not carry out public duties, the families should foot the bill.

Buckingham Palace says this is a matter for the police.


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