Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson Had an Insane List of Demands for Princess Eugenie’s Wedding
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has currently been disgraced and has retreated from royal life due to his association with the late sex offender, Jefferey Epstein. However, last year the prince was in a very different position. As the favored son in the British Royal Family — Prince Andrew got away with a lot.
Despite the scandals that his ex-wife, Duchess Sarah Ferguson brought to the royal family’s doorstep — the prince had been able to maintain an air of authority about himself. He has been especially demanding when it comes to his daughters — Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Though neither princess is a full-time royal –much to Prince Andrew’s annoyance — he and the Duchess of York have always required the royal treatment for their daughters. In fact, the Yorks’ list of demands for Princess Eugenie’s October 2019 wedding is dizzying.
Inside Princess Eugenie’s lavish wedding day
When Princess Eugenie wed her long-time boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Oct. 12, 2019 — it was a lavish royal affair. The wedding took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and the pair had over 850 guests in attendance.
Since the wedding was in the fall — guests adhered to a very strict dress code — a morning coat for men and a dress and hat for the women. The princess and her love also had multiple receptions including a formal reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth and a Carnival-style reception hosted by Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson held at the York family estate — Royal Lodge.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson had an insane list of demands for Prince Eugenie’s wedding
Though the princess is tenth in line for the throne (she was ninth in line at the time) — her parents still demanded the best for her wedding day. The ceremony itself was so lavish that it cost taxpayers some £2million. At the time, a royal insider revealed, “The Duke of York has insisted his daughter’s wedding must be a huge occasion to be remembered and wants everyone to get on board to celebrate the happy couple.”
The Yorks tried to bully BBC into airing the princess’ wedding, but the network refused saying that there was not enough public interest. A royal insider explained to Daily Mail, “The feeling at the Palace is that the BBC has dropped the ball. At the end of the day, this is going to be a huge Royal Wedding, with all the senior members of the Royal Family in attendance. But nobody wants to take the risk and spend the money it would cost to put it on air.”
In the end, the Duke of York struck a deal with ITV who covered a royal wedding special edition of one of their programs.
Princess Beatrice’s wedding will be a toned-down affair
Though Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson had begun striking up a frenzy when their eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice got engaged this summer — the prince’s scandal has changed everything. “The Yorks were believed to be pushing for a similarly grand, semi-state affair for their older daughter Beatrice, who got engaged to her property developer boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, earlier this year,” Royal reporter Tom Sykes explained. “That will now not be happening – but Beatrice, friends say, will not be too bothered.”
Princess Beatrice is reportedly devastated about her father’s scandal and has no problem living a normal life. On Pod Save The Queen Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers revealed, “It will be in a castle I imagine in the hills of Italy, somewhere where there won’t be any press, maybe one release of a photograph.”
We just hope that Princess Beatrice’s day is special for her sake.