Royal wedding: How Queen upstaged Princess Eugenie on special day

Royal wedding: How Queen upstaged Princess Eugenie on special day

Eugenie and Jack wed back in October 2018, in a year that saw the Royal Family‘s popularity soar as a result of that union and the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Both weddings were enjoyed by the public, creating a new wave of royal fans in the process, with the family capturing the imaginations of people across the globe. But on Eugenie’s big day, Her Majesty’s appearance showed that “no one eclipses the Queen in the affections of the British public”.

BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond reflected on the ceremony at time where Eugenie was “unable to control her joy”.

He said: “The focus of the day was of course on the couple; an unsurprisingly nervous groom, his hand shaking at times, his gaze twitching as he waited for his bride; a beaming princess, unable to control her joy.

“There was more; flawless organisation, hat dysfunction as the wind blew and blew, hatchets buried as the Duke of Edinburgh settled into a seat near Sarah, Duchess of York, with whom he has had a frosty – sometimes frozen – relationship.

“But most noticeable at Windsor? The applause that followed the national anthem and the cheers for the Queen as she left the chapel. No one eclipses the Queen in the affections of the British public.”

Eugenie and Jack’s wedding was witnessed by an average audience of around three million people on ITV, with the BBC opting not to broadcast the ceremony live.

Their marriage took place at Windsor Castle, the same venue that cousin Harry wed Meghan.

And in the run-up to the marriage, Eugenie spoke to British Vogue in September 2018 to discuss how she was feeling ahead of the special day.

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Around 800 guests would attend the union, including celebrities such as Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, James Blunt, Ellie Goulding, Demi Moore and Kate Moss.

Eugenie and Jack also followed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in inviting 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle so they could enjoy the day with them.

Those inside the grounds would be able to watch the marriage service and watch the bride and groom depart after they were wed.

Published at Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:06:00 +0000