Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have kissed on the steps of St George’s Chapel after their marriage ceremony.
The couple wed in front of a host of celebrity guests in Windsor on Oct. 12 with Princess Eugenie looking radiant in a dress by British-based Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
Princess Eugenie’s dress featured a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train, Buckingham Palace said.
The low back feature was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis, a spokesman added.
The dress also included a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess 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 also wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, made in 1919 in the fashionable “kokoshnik” style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court, which has been lent to her by the Queen.
Princess Eugenie also wore diamond and emerald drop ear-rings, a wedding gift from the groom, and satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.
After the wedding, Eugenie and Jack’s wedding carriage was due to be made in the Scottish State Coach, a carriage with a roof rather than opened topped, as rain and strong winds were forecast for the wedding day, Buckingham Palace said.
The carriage was pulled by four Windsor Grey horses – Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm – the same horses that pulled the carriage the Duke and Duchess of Sussex travelled in for their wedding day carriage procession.
Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the royal family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive monarchs and members of the monarchy since Queen Victoria’s reign.