We are standing in the midst of royal wedding mania. Now that Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially tied the knot, it’s time for their cousin, Princess Eugenie to get her moment in the royal spotlight. Princess Eugenie is set to marry her long-time love, Jack Brooksbank in a lavish ceremony on Oct. 12, 2018. The lovebirds will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same locale that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex settled on for their May 2018 wedding.
However, that’s where the similarities between the two royal events of the year will end. Even though the princess is royal by blood unlike her new cousin-in-law who used to be a Hollywood actress, and even though her wedding will likely be even plusher, the public just isn’t as interested in the princess’ romance. In fact, BBC just announced that they would not be airing the ceremony for a pretty bizarre reason. Find out why the network is shunning Princess Eugenie’s wedding (page 12) and every other detail we know about her big day.
1. Seven years in the making
Like Duchess Kate Middleton who had some time to adjust to Prince William’s very public life, Jack Brooksbank, who happens to be a wine merchant has been deeply embedded into royal life. He and the princess had been together for seven years before getting engaged.
The duo met back in 2010 in Verbier, Switzerland while they were both on holiday. They’ve been inseparable ever since. They were even long distance for a time when Princess Eugenie moved to New York City for work.
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