Royal aides have released some details of the planned wedding on Friday, October 12, and while the couple will say their ‘I do’s’ in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue chosen by Eugenie’s cousin Harry and Meghan Markle, the royal family are keen to avoid comparison’s between the two days.
Princess Eugenie’s carriage will not travel up the Long Walk, the steep road through the park which leads to Windsor Castle, where tens of thousands of people watched Harry and Meghan make the journey back into the castle walls.
Instead, after their 11am wedding service, they will travel out of the castle through the Royal Mews and onto Windsor High Street. The public will be able to see them on the High Street, Castle Hill and Park Street.
Buckingham Palace aides said more than 100,000 people had applied for the 1200 places available to the public inside the castle grounds to watch the guests arriving close-up.
“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank have been touched by the many good wishes they have received in the run up to their wedding,’’ a palace spokesperson said.
“They are looking forward to celebrating with their family, friends, and members of the public within the Castle grounds and in Windsor.’’
As well, other guests in the castle grounds will include charities and organisations supported by Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, students from Princess Eugenie’s old schools, and Windsor community members, as well as royal staff.
The Dean of Windsor David Conner will officiate at the wedding, with the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, leading the prayers.