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Princess Eugenie’s wedding ‘will NOT be overshadowed’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and will have a tremendous guest list according to the former Royal Palace Press Secretary Dickie Arbiter
Both of the Royal weddings will be held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, but despite the high profile of Harry and Megan, Mr. Arbiter insists Eugenie’s will not be on a smaller scale.
The former Press Secretary said a full royal turnout is expected for both weddings, but there could be a big difference in the guest list.
Mr. Arbiter said: “Harry and Meghan will be very conscious that the guest list will be the people that they want.
“In the case of Harry being sixth in line to the throne and his father being heir to the throne, there might well be some people who they have to invite in terms of protocol.
“That sort of situation won’t fall on Eugenie because she is number nine in line to the throne so pretty low down the food chain.
“Is Harry a celebrity groupie? Not really. Is Eugenie a celebrity groupie? Well probably.
“She’s got a lot more celebrity friends than Harry has so the guest list would probably differ.”
Also, Prince Harry will be expected to conduct different duties because of his position in line to the throne.
The former Press Secretary added: “At the end of the day a wedding is a wedding and the ceremony itself will be very much like Harry’s.
“Having said that Harry is number six in line, he would undoubtedly probably do a carriage drive or a walk about Windsor.
“I would image a carriage ride after the wedding, whether Eugenie does the same, well that really remains to be seen.”
But Dickie Arbiter said Eugenie’s wedding will not necessarily be more relaxed than Harry and Megan’s.
He added: “You look at Harry and you look at Meghan. I think it’ll be pretty relaxed. The only time people think it won’t be relaxed is when you have a full turnout of the royal family, but no, it’ll be very relaxed.”
Both Royal weddings are expected to use St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle for the reception
Mr. Arbiter continued: “I would have thought for that number of people that St George’s Hall, the Grand Reception Room, Waterloo Chamber – they are all interlinked those three rooms – so the likelihood is it could well be there.
“There has been no details given or announcement but it would make sense that if you have 800 that would be a way to accommodate them.”
The palace insider confirmed that Princess Eugenie will be given away by her father, Prince Andrew.
He said: “Oh yes, fathers always give their daughters away. I would hope that Meghan’s father will give her away.
“We know he is reclusive living in Mexico, but it would be such a shame if he didn’t.
“The interesting part of the whole set up is that Eugenie’s mother would be there.
“That would be the first time she would be in a formal gathering with the royal family for a long, long time.”
Despite Sarah Ferguson, 58, and Prince Andrew, 57, separating in 1996, Mr Arbiter insists the wedding will be peaceful.
He continued: “The family are very polite, extremely polite and they will welcome her as the mother of the bride and that’s it.
“At the end of the day, she and Andrew will go back to Royal Lodge and the rest of the family will go back to their respective homes and Eugenie and Jack will go on their honeymoon.
“Everything will be right. She and Andrew are living under the same roof. Everything is still friendly.
“They have been first-class parents. They’ve been joint parents for the two girls growing up, things happening at school, they’ve been there.
“They’ve been model parents.”
When asked about whether Eugenie’s fiance will get a title after marrying the princess, the Royal expert said: “When you get a male member of the royal family, the female adopts the name of the male member.
“But the male ‘commoner’ doesn’t adopt the name of the female royal member.
“You may remember a story some time ago appeared about the Duke of York allegedly wanting prospective grooms of his daughters to have a title, but there was a suggestion that the Prince of Wales had vetoed that.
“Whether there is any truth in that I don’t know, but I think in fact that a title is a bit of handicap certainly to the children.
“It doesn’t get you any further, it doesn’t get you anywhere. The proof of the pudding is in the eating with Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.
“They’ve managed perfectly well and very successfully without having a title. Having a title is not the be all and end all.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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