Royal wedding LIVE: Princess Eugenie open-mouthed as Aston Martin arrives just like Kate

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Royal wedding LIVE: Princess Eugenie open-mouthed as Aston Martin arrives just like Kate

PRINCESS Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following a stunning and spectacular ceremony for their Royal Wedding in St George’s Chapel.

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  • Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank marry at St George’s Chapel
  • Eugenie’s wedding dress designer REVEALED
  • Mother of the bride Fergie steals the show as Eugenie walks down aisle
  • Groom Jack Brooksbank bursts into tears as he sees bride for first time
  • Prince George shows off playful side during ceremony
  • Eugenie and Jack share first public kiss
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left for their evening celebrations Image ITV
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left for their evening celebrations Image ITV

Mr Brooksbank drove his new wife in a silver DB10 Aston Martin sports car and the happy couple waved to onlookers as they made their way to Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the home of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, for their evening reception.

Doting father Andrew helped Eugenie arrange her train as she made her way to the car. The Princess said “wow” as she saw the impressive vehicle, which was clearly a surpirse for the bride.

The car is one of eight made to film the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre.

And Eugenie’s parents and Princess Beatrice travelled close behind the newlyweds in a Rolls-Royce.

The couple headed to their evening reception Image PA
The couple headed to their evening reception Image PA

At the reception, the prince reportedly gave a “great” speech, despite fears that Andrew could draw on a list of embarrassing Royal scandals, especially considering his ex-wife’s reputation.

A guest at the reception said to Hello magazine: “Prince Andrew gave a great father-of-the-bride speech, there was some great anecdotes from childhood and all the way through to current affairs.

The couple left Windsor Castle in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank Image PA
The couple left Windsor Castle in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank Image PA

“He also touched upon how the dynamics of their relationship work.

“The one thing that made me cry was the Duke, when he said he was going to do something he’s never done before; he went over to his new son-in-law and hugged him. He isn’t a very tactile person.

“There was emotion from both sides of the family, Andrew and Sarah [Ferguson] and Jack’s family.”

Doting father Andrew helped Eugenie arrange her train Image PA
Doting father Andrew helped Eugenie arrange her train Image PA

Earlier in the day, newlyweds Eugenie and tequila brand ambassador Mr Brooksbank beamed and waved with delight as they emerged from the 15th century St George’s Chapel to greet hundreds of royal well-wishers who had flocked to Windsor to witness their romantic marriage ceremony.

The Queen’s granddaughter passionately kissed her new husband on the west Steps of St George’s Chapel, which were decorated with masses of autumn flowers and lined with Grenadier Guards in their distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats.

There were cheers as they kissed at the top of the steps, and further clapping when they shared another kiss halfway down.

Royal wedding Princess Eugenie was wearing a dress by designer Peter Pilotto Image GETTY
Royal wedding Princess Eugenie was wearing a dress by designer Peter Pilotto Image GETTY

The royal bride took the lead in the couple’s two tentative kisses on the West Steps, telling Mr Brooksbank “let’s kiss” before the waiting cameras.

Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, looked stunning in an elegant and classic ivory dress, designed by British-based Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vo, and a sparkly tiara gifted her to by the Queen.

And the bride could not hide her excitement as she walked down the aisle with her proud father Andrew before greeting her groom, who appeared to wipe away tears at the altar.

Overcome with emotion at the first sight of his beautiful bride, Mr Brooksbank, 32, told Eugenie “you look perfect” when the couple met at the altar during the moving ceremony, packed with an 850-strong congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests.

Royal Wedding Groom Jack Brooksbank burst into tears as Princess Eugenie arrived Image ITV
Royal Wedding Groom Jack Brooksbank burst into tears as Princess Eugenie arrived Image ITV

Joined by his best man and brother Tom Brooksbank, the groom also appeared to say “oh my heart, oh break my heart” as his blushig bride walked towards him to exchange their vows.

While Eugenie jokingly said “why aren’t you holding my hand?” during the readings before the tequila salesman readjusted her ring, lipreader Tina Lannin said.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank took part in a carriage procession along the streets of Windsor Image GETTY
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank took part in a carriage procession along the streets of Windsor Image GETTY

The newlywed couple looked elated at the support from well-wishers who turned out in Windsor to witness the moment they tied the knot.

The couple were waved off and watched by members of the royal family as they left in a royal carraige encrusted with jewels for a carriage procession through Windsor to greet fans who have waited hours to greet them.

With similar pomp and ceremony to this year’s first royal wedding, guardsmen lined the steps, pipes played and bells rang for the couple’s carriage departure from the castle as a newly married couple.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank beamed at royal well wishers after marrying Image GETTY
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank beamed at royal well wishers after marrying Image GETTY

Estatic, they smiled and waved at passersby from a Scottish State Coach as they made their way through the cobbled streets of Windsor.

Mother of the bride, Sarah Ferguson, looked emotional as she watched her youngest daughter start married life alongside her ex-husband Andrew and eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice.

Eugenie’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, to show off her scars following back surgery at the age of 12 to correct scoliosis.

The newlyweds leave St Georges Chapel Image PA
The newlyweds leave St Georges Chapel Image PA

The dress also includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to 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.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank shared a kiss on the steps of St Georges Chapel Image PA
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank shared a kiss on the steps of St Georges Chapel Image PA

Excited royal fans ready at the West Door eager caught a first glimpse of Eugenie as she arrived with her father in the Queen’s Rolls Royce Phantom VI.

 As the beaming bride waved from the car one woman in Horseshoe Cloister remarked: “Oh, she looks stunning.”

In a nod to tradition, Eugenie’s wedding bouquet contains an evergreen shrub plucked from the private retreat of Queen Victoria.

Princess Eugenies wedding live 850 guests packed out the Windsor chapel Image GETTY
Princess Eugenies wedding live 850 guests packed out the Windsor chapel Image GETTY

The floral arrangement also featured sprigs of myrtle taken from the terraced walls of Osborne House, the Isle of Wight home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The white-and-green bouquet also consists of the sweet-scented but poisonous lily of the valley, which was used in both the Queen’s Coronation bouquet and in the Duchess of Cambridge’s for her wedding.

It was completed with baby blue thistles, fragrant Stephanotis pips, spray white roses, and trailing ivy.

The bouquet was designed by Patrice Van Helden Oakes, the sister of floral designer Rob Van Helden, who created the church flowers for the royal wedding of the ninth in line to the throne.

Onlookers waved small union flags as the bride ascended the steps with the Duke of York, who at one stage moved to help fix his daugter’s train.

Meanwhile, Sarah Ferguson, also known as Fergie, was quick to greet royal fans when she arrived for her daughter’s wedding before heading into the chapel.

Princess Eugenies wedding live 850 guests packed out the Windsor chapel Image GETTY
Princess Eugenies wedding live 850 guests packed out the Windsor chapel Image GETTY

The 58-year-old, who looks radiant in a vibrant green dress and hat, was joined by Beatrice, who is her sister’s maid of honour.

Princess Beatrice, who is wearing a royal blue outfit by Ralph and Russo and a headband style hat by Sarah Cant, read a touching extract from F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby during the ceremony.

Sarah took centre stage at 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.

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.

Princess Eugenie beams at her new husband Image PA
Princess Eugenie beams at her new husband Image PA

But Sarah and the Queen’s husband put on a united front and sat close during the romantic nuptials.

Accompanied by brother Prince George, five, acting as page boy, three year-old Princess Charlotte, wearing a white dress with floral belt, enthusiastically waved to the adoring crowds as they approached the chapel.

Charlotte was quick to pick herself up when she took a tumble as she arrived before the ceremony.

But the little princess was not the only member of the young bridal party to struggle with the steps – there were giggles when six-year-old pageboy Louis de Givenchy also fell over when he arrived at the Royal Wedding.

Onlookers were besotted with Eugenie’s gaggle of bridesmaids and pageboys, including future king Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who returned to the chapel for their second royal wedding this year, following their starring roles at their uncle Harry’s nuptials.

Princess Eugenie walk down the West Steps with her husband Jack Image PA
Princess Eugenie walk down the West Steps with her husband Jack Image PA

There was an exclamation of “she looks so like him” as Robbie Williams’ daughter, Theodora, waved from one of the cars and many “awws” as the children departed.

Kate and William’s children were joined by Eugenie’s gaggle of bridesmaids and pageboys, including Theodora Williams – daughter of pop star Robbie Williams and Ayda Field, 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.

Royal Wedding Princess Eugenia and Jack will now take a carriage ride Image PA
Royal Wedding Princess Eugenia and Jack will now take a carriage ride Image PA

However there was no sign of Kate and William’s baby son, Prince Louis.

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.

A mischevious Prince George showed off his playful side as he joked arond with sister Charlotte and cousin Savannah Phillips – the duo made for a boisterous pair earlier this year at Trooping the Colour laughing and waving at the crowds.

Royal Wedding The touchy feely couple standing outside the chapel Image PA
Royal Wedding The touchy feely couple standing outside the chapel Image PA

Mother-of-three Kate and Prince William shared a touching moment in the chapel and looked loved up as they held hands.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also took their seats for the grand royal celebration.

The pair are also set for an awkward showdown with the prince’s exes Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy, who remain close to Eugenie.

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.

Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie smiled at her groom after the kiss Image ITV
Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie smiled at her groom after the kiss Image ITV

Leading the royals on the special day was Eugenie’s beloved grandmother, the Queen, who is said to have taken a lead in the organisation of the day.

She was joined by her 97-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who looked in good spirits.

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch looked radiant in an ice blue Angela Kelly coat, dress and hat – with large gold and diamond buttons and an ice blue and peach scalloped lame dress.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles arrived without his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who decided to snub Princess Eugenie’s big day to instead attend a Scottish school event, while other sources claim the real reason for her no-show is because she is hosting a shooting party with her friends at her home.

Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack were all smiles after the kiss Image PA
Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack were all smiles after the kiss Image PA

Other royal aides claim the duchess was keen to stay away from the royal wedding due to strained relations with Eugenie’s parents, Fergie and Prince Andrew.

Other royals in attendance included Princess Anne, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall.

Meanwhile, Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa Middleton was also in Windsor showing off her growing baby bump alongside her husband, James Matthews.

Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kissed outside the chapel Image PA
Royal Wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kissed outside the chapel Image PA

The bride travelled 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.

An array of celebrity guests arrived in Windsor including model Pixie Geldof, who is wearing a salmon-pink dress. She was joined by drummer George Barnett.

Other royal aides claim the duchess was keen to stay away from the royal wedding due to strained relations with Eugenie’s parents, Fergie and Prince Andrew.

Princess Eugenie waved to royal fans before heading into the chapel Image EPA
Princess Eugenie waved to royal fans before heading into the chapel Image EPA

An array of celebrity guests arrived in Windsor including model Pixie Geldof, who is wearing a salmon-pink dress. She was joined by drummer George Barnett.

Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer, David Emmanuel, was also spotted in Windsor ahead of the nupitals, wearing a dark suit over a white T-shirt.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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