Princess Eugenie wedding: How did royal wedding compare to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?
Princess Eugenie’s wedding happened just five months after the nuptials of Prince William and Meghan Markle, but how do the two royal weddings compare?
Both couples tied the knot in the same venue – St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, however the weddings were decidedly different.
Meghan and Harry married with blue skies and bright sunshine on a warm May’s day, whereas Eugenie and Jack chose an October day which presented slightly cooler weather.
Although both days looked similar, as guests at both the weddings arrived to a floral-clad chapel.
The floral arrangements at Eugenie’s wedding took on an autumnal theme, with foliage and flowering branches sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries draped around the church.
For Meghan and Harry’s wedding, the couple chose spring arrangements; roses, white pennies, foxgloves and other white blooms which adorned the front of the chapel.
Both days were star-studded events, with celebrities from the world of art, film, music, fashion and sport all in attendance.
David and Victoria Beckham and Amal and George Clooney were some of the famous faces present at Meghan and Harry’s big day, along with Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra.
But Eugenie’s day was also filled with many recognisable faces, including supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne, who broke with tradition by wearing an unconventional suit and top hat.
Other famous faces included Liv Tyler, Ricky Martin, Ellie Goulding, Demi Moore, former footballer Jamie Redknapp, broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV Ollie Proudlock.
As Princess Eugenie walked through the doors of St George’s Chapel, she was accompanied by her father, the Duke of York, but Meghan walked alone half-way through the chapel, before being joined by the Prince of Wales who accompanied her to Prince Harry.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte had the duty of being page boy and bridesmaid at both the royal weddings.
At Meghan and Harry’s big day, they were joined down the aisle by Harry’s goddaughter Florence van Cutsem, and Remi and Rylan Litt who are Markle’s goddaughters.
Princess Eugenie and Jack chose Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s daughter, six-year-old Theodora Williams, and 4-year-old Mia Tindall, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall.
Meghan and Eugenie’s wedding dresses had some similarities, in that both featured a full, voluminous skirt, full skirt, open neck and long sleeves.
Eugenie’s dress was a Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown with an open back to show off her spinal surgery scar from her life-changing operation to correct scoliosis.
The fabric includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs.
A thistle representing Scotland acknowledges the couple’s fondness for Balmoral and a shamrock representing Ireland is a nod to the bride’s Ferguson family.
Similarly, Meghan chose to surprise Prince Harry by having her 16-foot veil embroidered with the signature flowers from all of the countries in the British Commonwealth.
Her dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy and boasted a elegant and simple design, with a bateau neckline and a train with built-in triple silk organza underskirt.
After the wedding, both couples headed for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK