Princess Eugenie’s wedding will be broadcast on ITV, after being rejected by the BBC
Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of the Queen and ninth in line to the throne, will marry Jack Brookshank later this month. The pair will tie the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle; the same venue where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were wed.
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The 28-year-old, whose official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York, reportedly offered the BBC the opportunity to broadcast the ceremony on television; an opportunity they politely declined. It seems the BBC decided there would not be enough public interest in Eugenie’s big day (certainly not compared to the 18 million people who tuned in for Harry and Meghan’s wedding, at least).
However, ITV has agreed to show the wedding on their channel, from 9.25 am on Friday 12th October. It will air as part of a special edition of This Morning, hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. The programme will begin before the ceremony itself (which kicks off at 11 am) and is said to include commentary and discussion about the royal family and guests.
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The happy couple
Princess Eugenie first met her fiancé Jack Brookshank seven years ago, while on a skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. The pair immediately hit it off, though they only announced their engagement in January of this year. Jack reportedly proposed to the princess during a trip to Nicaragua, while overlooking a lake.
The couple is smitten with one another, with Eugenie telling the BBC, “We have the same passions and drive for life,” while her fiancé added, “I love Eugenie so much and we are just so happy and over the moon for what is to come.”
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Their big day
A royal insider informed the Mail on Sunday that Eugenie and Jack invited 850 guests to their wedding, including Hollywood A-listers George and Amal Clooney. This is 200 more guests than were invited to Harry and Meghan’s do; though it’s yet to be confirmed whether all invitees will turn up.
“Then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever, and nothing else really matters.”
– Princess Eugenie
As with Prince Harry’s wedding, 1,200 members of the public have been invited to attend the ceremony. In a post shared on Instagram, the princess said, “Jack and I are excited to be able to invite people to watch our wedding inside the Precinct of Windsor Castle.” The attendees will view the arrival of the royal family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service, and watch as the bride and groom depart the chapel at the end of the ceremony.
The bride’s sister, Princess Beatrice, has been confirmed as the maid of honour, while three-year-old Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl. Despite it being one of the biggest days of her life, Eugenie isn’t too phased. “It’s nerve-racking because you want it to be perfect,” she recently told Vogue, “but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever, and nothing else really matters.”
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