Royal wedding LIVE: Princess Eugenie FIRST KISS as she marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor
PRINCESS Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have shared their first kiss as a married couple after marrying in a spectacular Royal Wedding in Windsor.
The Queen’s granddaughter beamed and waved to crowds as she arrived alongside her proud father, Prince Andrew, to marry Tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in the gothic surrounds of 15th century St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, stunned in an ivory dress, designed by British-based Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
Overcome with emotion at the first sight of his beautiful bride, Mr Brooksbank, 32, told the Queens granddaughter “you look perfect” when the couple met at the altar.
He also appeared to say “oh my heart, oh break my heart” as his blushig bride walked up to him to exchange vows.
The 28-year-old’s dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train.
The low back feature was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis.
The dress also includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs, including a thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a Shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the bride’s Ferguson family, and the York Rose and ivy representing the couple’s home.
Eugenie stunned in a Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, made in 1919 in the fashionable “kokoshnik” style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court, which was lent to her by the Queen, along with diamond and emerald drop ear-rings, a wedding gift from the groom, and satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.
Excited royal fans ready at the West Door eager for a first glimpse of Princess Eugenie as she arrived with her father in the Queen’s Rolls Royce Phantom VI.
As the bride waved from the car one woman in Horseshoe Cloister remarked: “Oh, she looks stunning.”
Onlookers waved small union flags as she ascended the steps with the Duke of York, who at one stage moved to help fix her train.
Her husband-to-be Jack looked emotional and appeared to wipe away tears at the altar, alongside his best man and brother Tom Brooksbank.
Mother of the bride, Sarah Ferguson, arrived for her daughter’s wedding and was quick to greet royal fans before heading into the chapel.
The 58-year-old, looks radiant in a vibrant green dress and hat, was joined by her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, who is her sister Eugenie’s maid of honour.
Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice is wearing a royal blue outfit by Ralph and Russo and a headband style hat by Sarah Cant.
The Duchess of York, also known as Fergie, will take centre stage the high profile occasion as she attempts to make her way back into the royal fold following her chaotic divorce from the Queen and Prince Philip’s son, Prince Andrew.
Three-year-old Princess Charlotte, wearing a white dress with floral belts, waved to the crowds as she was joined by her brother, Prince George, five.
Kate and William’s children arrived along with Eugenie’s gaggle of bridesmaids and pageboys, who also included Prince George and Theodora Williams – daughter of pop star Robbie Williams and Ayda Field.
The others were Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, Peter and Autumn Phillips’s daughters Savannah and Isla, Eugenie’s goddaughter Maud Windsor, and family friend Louis de Givenchy.
The pageboys were decked out in white shirts with navy blue trousers.
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, eldest daugther of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, kept the adorable youngsters in check.
Six-year-old Louis also took a tumble as he arrived at the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank.
He stumbled up the West Steps at the entrance to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Kate and Prince William and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have arrived in the Berkshire town to attend the grand royal celebration, joining an 850-strong congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests.
Meghan, dressed in a navy dress and coat by her wedding dress designer Givenchy, and Harry were returning to the chapel just five months after they pledged their love for one another in the same Windsor Castle venue.
The Queen and Prince Philip and Prince Charles – without his wife Camilla – have also arrived in Windsor.
The nation’s longest-reigning monarch, who arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh, was wearing a ice blue Angela Kelly coat, dress and hat – with large gold and diamond buttons and an ice blue and peach scalloped lame dress.
Other royals in attendance include Princess Anne, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall.
Meanwhile, Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa Middleton has also been spotted in Windsor showing off her growing baby bump alongside her husband, James Matthews.
She was said to have been a “bag of nerves” ahead of meeting her former father-in-law Prince Philip, who has never forgiven her for the scandal she caused when she was caught in the infamous “toe-sucking” incident with oil tycoon, John Bryan.
The father of the bride has revealed a major detail about his youngest daughter’s wedding dress, saying the bride’s train will be “very wide”.
The bride travel to St George’s Chapel in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI – the same car which Kate Middleton travelled to Westminster Abbey in – accompanied by her father
The Rolls Royce was presented to the Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK