Princess Eugenie: Where does Eugenie live? Where will she live with Jack Brooksbank?
Princess Eugenie married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at a beautiful ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, today in front of 800 guests, but where will the couple live now they are married?
Princess Eugenie used to live in an apartment within St James’s Palace with her sister Princess Beatrice.
However she moved into Ivy Cottage, within the Kensington Palace estate, with Jack back in April.
The small three bedroom property sits next door to Wren Cottage, home of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
It is also close to the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently live.
The newlywed couple Princess Eugenie and Jack featured nods to their new home during today’s nuptials, including sugared ivy on their wedding cake.
These buildings are in a modest two-storey cluster that once houses palace staff.
The newlyweds will also be close to Prince William and Kate who live in apartment 1A, once the home of Princess Margaret.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent £4.5 million improving the 22-room four storey apartment, which they now share with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Ivy Cottage is the first place Princess Eugenie and Jack lived as a couple, and the pair lived there for a few months before their wedding.
Prince Williams and Kate lived together before tying the knot back in 2011 and Prince Harry and Meghan shared Nottingham Cottage in the months leading up to their May 19 wedding.
However the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be moving across the communal courtyard to a more imposing quadrangle of buildings once renovations are finished, next to William and Kate.
Kensington Palace has been the home of numerous royal families since the 17th century, when William III brought the estate from his Secretary of State in 1689.
In total, 15 members of the royal family currently call Kensington Palace home.
The palace was previously known as Nottingham House and was greatly enlarged, with architects Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and William Kent all playing a role to turn it into a palace to rival Versailles.
The whole estate underwent a £12 million facelift in 2012.
Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle today in a beautiful Peter Pilotto wedding dress, and said “I do” in front of 800-plus guests, including the royal family and celebrity friends like Naomi Campbell and Demi Moore.
She was loaned an Emerald Greville tiara by her grandmother Queen Elizabeth and wore a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from the groom.
The couple will celebrate into the evening at Royal Lodge where her father Prince Andrew is hosting an evening reception.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK