Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter princess Eugenie weds at Windsor Castle

Tonya Becker
October 13, 2018

Less than five months after the global spotlight descended on Windsor, the historic market town will host another star-studded royal wedding Friday.

The weddings are drastically different, though, reminding the world and Princess Eugenie herself that she is, in fact, just a junior royal.

The bride's father, Prince Andrew, and mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, were in attendance, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She has said previously it's important for people to show their scars. The 37-year-old newly minted Duchess wore a navy dress and coat by Givenchy. The couple became engaged in Nicaragua a few weeks before Buckingham Palace announced the news. Harry and Meghan's high-profile wedding in May was only one day.

Princess Charlotte, 3, daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was a bridesmaid, and her brother, Prince George, 5, a page boy. It includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs, including a Thistle for Scotland, The Shamrock for Ireland, The York Rose for England and The Ivy representing the couple's home.

The bride's parents left the chapel together smiling as the newlyweds embarked on a horse-drawn carriage ride through parts of Windsor. Beatrice wore a large, flat blue headband-looking piece while Eugenie opted for a simple pill-box hat.

All the children filed in, following Princess Eugenie down the aisle, and won doting looks from the guests they passed. Charity guests and 1,200 members of the public have been invited into the grounds for the occasion.

This Morning at the Royal Wedding (ITV) was an extended edition of the daytime stalwart, providing rolling coverage from Windsor Castle.

"And I thought "what a silly hat" and I thought 'who's that?' and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous", Eugenie explains.

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