Princess Eugenie wedding: Camilla SNUBS Eugenie and Jack’s big day for ANOTHER event
CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, will miss Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.
Prince Charles’ wife will not attend Eugenie’s wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, having reportedly already agreed to attend a school event in Scotland.
The 71-year-old is expected to be the only senior member of the Royal Family to miss Eugenie’s big day.
A source said to The Sun that Camilla had made plans for the date and “didn’t want to let anyone down”.
The source said: “When this date was proposed, she said that regrettably she couldn’t come.
The family understood, particularly Eugenie, and were fine about it owing to her previous commitment. Camilla didn’t want to let anyone down.”
However, Camilla refused to change her plans despite pleas from Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, according to another source.
The source said: “Eugenie and her parents wanted her to change her mind. But Camilla said she had a prior commitment and couldn’t.”
Some 800 guests have been invited to Eugenie and Jack’s wedding. And 1,200 members of the public will attend the grounds of Windsor Castle for the special occasion.
Princess Beatrice will be her sister’s maid of honour, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte are rumoured to be among the bridesmaids and pageboys.
The adorable youngsters took on the roles for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May.
Following the service, the newlyweds will take a carriage ride through Windsor.
And the Queen will host a reception for the couple and their guests in Windsor Castle.
Evening celebrations are taking place at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the home Andrew and Sarah.
It comes after the couple yesterday released new details about their plans for Friday on the Royal Family’s website, including information about the wedding service, their cake and military involvement.
The Dean of Windsor will give the address and officiate as the couple make their vows.
Music will include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and two pieces from Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli. And State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare during the service.
Eugenie – who is ninth in line to the throne – and Jack have chosen a red velvet and chocolate wedding cake by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot.
The couple announced their engagement in January after seven years of dating.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK