Princess Eugenie wedding: Second royal SNUBS Eugenie and Jack
THE Duke of Kent will not attend Princess Eugenie’s evening reception following her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday, making the Queen’s cousin the second royal to snub the Princess after it was revealed that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will also miss the special day.
The Duke will skip the evening celebrations, which are reportedly being held at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, after the service.
According to the Royal Diary, the Duke of Kent will to attend the Military Rehabilitation Headley Court Gala Dinner in London on Friday.
Buckingham Palace confirmed to Express.co.uk that the Duke would be attending Eugenie’s wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Duke went to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May and Prince William’s royal wedding in 2011.
It comes after it was revealed that Prince Charles’ wife Camilla will not attend Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank’s day due to a previous engagement.
But most other senior members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, are expected to attend Eugenie’s royal wedding.
Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank’s ceremony will start at 11am on Friday.
800 guests are expected to attend the service, with 1,200 members of the public invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle for the occasion.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds will take a carriage ride through Windsor.
The Queen is hosting an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle and evening receptions are reportedly being held at the home of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.
On Friday, Eugenie, 28, and Mr Brooksbank, 32, announced new details about their big day on the Royal Family’s website, including information about the wedding service, their cake and military involvement.
The pair revealed that their wedding cake would be a red velvet creation, inspired by the colours of Autumn.
The cake – by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot – will feature autumnal colours and is described as a “traditional cake, with a modern feel”.
The couple will be serenaded by Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli during the ceremony, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
And State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare during the service.
The Dean of Windsor will give the address and officiate as the couple make their vows.
Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, and Jack announced their engagement in January after being in a relationship for seven years.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK