Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie on their wedding day, October 12, 2018.
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie on their wedding day, October 12, 2018. Twitter/RoyalFamily

Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank wed on a windy autumn day in Windsor. The couple exchanged I Will’s in the second British Royal wedding of the year at St George’s Chapel on Friday.

The 28-year-old bride walked down the aisle accompanied by her father, Prince Andrew, while the groom, 34, awaited his future wife at the front of the chapel while wearing glasses. He took them off as Eugenie stood beside him.

Eugenie’s white gown with low back and full-length train was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. Eugenie, who had surgery to correct scoliosis at age 12, specifically requested for the low back. The fabric included symbols meaningful to the princess, namely a thistle for Scotland, which acknowledges her and Jack’s fondness for Balmoral; a shamrock for Ireland, which refers to Eugenie’s maternal family; the York rose; and ivy to represent their home.

Eugenie also wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent by Queen Elizabeth. It is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pave set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.

The Dean of Windsor led the service, with performances by Andrea Bocelli and the London Symphony Orchestra. The bride’s older sister, Princess Beatrice, read an excerpt from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jack’s cousin Mr Charles Brooksbank also gave a reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.

Earlier, Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie’s mother, arrived with Beatrice to the chapel. The bride’s immediate family — the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — also had low-key entrances by vehicle. There were speculations that the Duke of Edinburgh would not attend his granddaughter’s big day, but he had apparently decided not to miss it. Charles’ wife, Camilla, however, had prior engagement that she could not get out of, and so the Prince of Wales arrived solo.

Jack’s Best Man was his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, while Eugenie’s Maid of Honour was her sister, Princess Beatrice. Their bridesmaids were Princess Charlotte (3), Savannah Philips (7), Isla Philips (6), Maud Windsor (5), and Theodora Williams (6). Their pageboys were Prince George (5) and Louis de Givenchy (6). Special attendants included Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (14) and Viscount Severn (10).

As the ninth in line to the British throne, Princess Eugenie did not require the monarch’s consent to get married. With her marriage to a commoner, albeit one who came from one of the most prominent families in Britain, Eugenie’s name would be altered. Her title has been Her Royal Highness from birth, and it is expected she will retain her royal style and title but drop her territorial designation. She is now HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank.