Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to invite members of the public into Windsor Castle for their October wedding, as they follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The couple, who will marry on Friday, October 12, are to use a blueprint of the last Royal wedding to shape their day, adopting the same key elements as the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Princess Eugenie of York and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank are extending an invitation to members of the public to be part of their wedding day festivities, the Royal Family announced Wednesday.
Up to 1,200 attendees from throughout the United Kingdom will have the chance to take part in the nuptials set for Oct. 12. The members of the public will be able to witness the arrival of the royal family as well as the congregation, hear a live broadcast of the ceremony and see Eugenie and her groom exit the chapel after tying the knot. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds will take a brief carriage ride through part of Windsor High Street.
Each ticketholder will be able to see the senior members of the Royal family walking into the church, as well as any celebrity guests.
Like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple will invite members of the Windsor community, residents of castle and some Royal Household staff to stand in the grounds, along with children from the local schools which Princess Eugenie attended.
The newlyweds will undertake a carriage ride through Windsor High Street, but will not travel down the Long Walk, tactfully avoiding any visual comparison between the number of admirers who turn out to celebrate their day with the crowds on May 19.
It was announced in January that Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter, and Mr Brooksbank had become engaged in Nicaragua during a private holiday.
The ceremony will be held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where Eugenie’s cousin Prince Harry wed Duchess Meghan in May.