The Duchess of Cambridge wore Alexander McQueen for today’s wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Guests started arriving early at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, on a windy morning. Pippa and James Matthews with James Middleton.
Lord and Lady Frederick (actress Sophie Winkleman) Windsor. Their daughter, Maud, is one of Eugenie’s bridesmaids. (On a side note it appears Sophie appreciates the Aspinal Midi Mayfair bag, the same design Kate carried to Tuesday’s engagement. I imagine Freddie is carrying it so Sophie can hold on to her hat.)
It was a sunny but very windy morning at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. You can see the Duchess holding on to her hat in this photo.
If wondering just how windy it really was, this will give you an indication.
— Lauren Webb (@laurennade) October 12, 2018
It looked like Princess Charlotte might have been readying her royal wave as the bridesmaids and page boys arrived.
The maid of honor arrives with the mother of the bride. Princess Beatrice wore Ralph and Russo, and Sarah Ferguson is in an Emma Louise Design; she is carrying a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag that her mother carried when Ms. Ferguson and the Duke of York were married in 1986; her hat is by Jess Collett Hats.
Here you see the bridesmaids and page boys along with the Yorks after the service. (Post originally said this image was from before the service, which is erroneous. Than you to those pointing it out!)
George and Charlotte.
Then it was time to head into the chapel.
Princess Eugenie waves to the crowd as she is about to go up the steps. Her gown is by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto in London in 2007.
Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara. More from The Royal Order of Splendor:
The tiara …is sort of a deep cut from the royal vaults – one probably only known to those who dig deep into the unworn pieces of the Queen’s jewel collection. This tiara was suspected to be in the royal vaults, but since it hasn’t been worn since it came into royal hands (just, oh, 76 years ago or so), you really couldn’t be sure.
The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was made by Boucheron for the Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville in 1919 and was bequeathed by Mrs. Greville to Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, in 1942.
Another look, including the emerald and diamond drop earrings given to the bride by her husband as a wedding gift.
Back to the Order of Splendor:
…the tiara itself hadn’t been seen on any member of the royal family since it was inherited, casting doubt on whether it still existed. (Mrs. Greville was fond of changing her jewels.) We can now obviously confirm that it was in the bequest the entire time. The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was presumably inherited by the Queen on her mother’s death in 2002.
It was just stunning on Eugenie.
NOTE: Initially I incorrectly identified the tiara. Many thanks to those who let me know about the error so I could correct things!
Prince Andrew doing that father of the bride task!
The children awaiting the start of the service. (Savannah and George do not look overly stressed about their responsibilities.)
The Duke of York with his daughter on his arm.
A video from the service.
The Dean of Windsor joins the couple’s right hands together and proclaims them husband and wife. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/2f4vnN47CT
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 12, 2018
The Dukes and Duchesses watching the service.
Princess Beatrice read a passage from The Great Gatsby. Evidently, Princess Eugenie read it shortly after meeting Mr. Brooksbank and it reminded her of him, so it has become a favorite of hers.
Princess Beatrice reads an extract from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/T92alHoyPE
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 12, 2018
It was terrific to see the Duke of Edinburgh looking well at today’s ceremony. HM was in an Angela Kelly ensemble.
Now to what Kate wore for Princess Eugenie’s wedding. The Duchess was in a bespoke Alexander McQueen dress.
Many recognized its similarity to Kate’s 2017 Trooping the Colour dress.
This offers a look at the two side by side; you can see the neckline pleating is the same, but the sleeves are puffed at the shoulder. (Did you notice Kate also wore the Queen’s earrings at Trooping the Colour?)
This offers a view of the paper bag waist used on both pieces.
You get a lovely view of the Duchess’s Philip Treacy hat in the photo shown above; here are two more views. Many thanks to Michelle of Perth’s Fashion for sharing the hat information.
The burgundy heels have a point toe and a 3.5″ stiletto heel. They are available in very limited sizes at Sevres 24 ($630).
We believe Kate carried a Prada clutch.
The Duchess wore a pair of earrings loaned to her by the Queen, the Diamond Pendant pair.
A cute GIF.
Congratulations to the happy couple! 💕 #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/JABRc3B1iV
— This Morning (@thismorning) October 12, 2018
We’ll leave you with this little wave from the Princess.
Here are links to videos, as well as some I just embedded here.
Andrea Bocelli performing Panis Angelicus.
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) October 12, 2018
The CBC’s 10-minute video covers most of the bases.
USA Today offers more than an hour-and-a-half of celebrities and royals arriving.
- The Royal Order of Splendor post about the tiara and today’s wedding may be seen here