Royal surprise: Princess Eugenie, pictured in a monochrome dress, outside the register office

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Special guest Newylweds Ben, left, and Emily Shaw, right, with Princess Eugenie on Friday
Special guest Newylweds Ben, left, and Emily Shaw, right, with Princess Eugenie on Friday

So much for their low-key day! Eugenie brings a touch of royal magic to couple’s ‘simple’ register office ceremony when the newlyweds spot the Princess passing by
Ben and Emily Shaw married in a registry office ceremony in Kent on Friday
They spotted Princess Eugenie on the street outside and asked her for a photo
The 27-year-old royal posed for pictures with the newlyweds and their guests
The couple said they had planned a ‘low-key’ day but the pictures were ‘amazing’

'Amazing' surprise The Shaws, pictured, said it was 'amazing' that Eugenie stopped for photos
‘Amazing’ surprise The Shaws, pictured, said it was ‘amazing’ that Eugenie stopped for photos

Most newlyweds would be furious if an uninvited guest sidled into their wedding photos.

But Ben and Emily Shaw were delighted by the unexpected addition to their snaps.

Princess Eugenie stopped to pose for pictures with the couple after they spotted her passing on the street outside the register office in Maidstone, Kent.

Eugenie, 27, mingled with guests before moving on to her next engagement
Eugenie, 27, mingled with guests before moving on to her next engagement

The Shaws, who live in London, said they had planned a ‘low-key’ ceremony but that they were thrilled the 27-year-old royal had brought a touch of star power to proceedings.

Mrs Shaw, 31, said: ‘We’re just in Maidstone for the day and are having the proper wedding back home in London tomorrow.

‘This was such a shock, I couldn’t believe it. It was so nice of her to take photos with us.’

Mr and Mrs Shaw, who met whilst studying at Cardiff University 12 years ago, were standing outside the office at Archbishop’s Palace with family and friends when they saw the princess.

Eugenie, who was wearing a striped monochrome shirt dress, stopped for pictures and appeared in good spirits as she spent time mingling with guests.

Eugenie, pictured in a monochrome dress, outside the register office
Eugenie, pictured in a monochrome dress, outside the register office

She later attended the graduation ceremony at the European School of Osteopathy, of which she is patron.

Ben, 30, added: ‘We thought today would be a low-key affair before the big day tomorrow with family and friends, but this was amazing.’

Special guest Newylweds Ben, left, and Emily Shaw, right, with Princess Eugenie on Friday
Special guest Newylweds Ben, left, and Emily Shaw, right, with Princess Eugenie on Friday

The Shaws will enjoy a short trip to Majorca before a longer honeymoon to Sri Lanka later this year.

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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