For the second time in 2018, the world turned its attention to England for yet another royal wedding. Following Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie—granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York—married Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Princess Eugenie is tenth in line to the throne, after Princess Beatrice, her older sister (and her maid of honor during the nuptials).
Eugenie stunned in a 1950s-inspired wedding dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos. According to British Vogue, the London-based designers researched previous wedding dresses worn by royal family members, which inspired them to choose a corseted silhouette with a full pleated skirt design for Eugenie. Town & Country reports Brooksbank popped the question in Nicaragua, where the couple was traveling at the time. "I was over the moon," Eugenie tells Town & Country.
The Official Portraits
Following tradition, the royal family official portraits of the newlyweds were released shortly after the lavish ceremony. Shot by photographer Alex Bramall, whose resume includes work in fashion magazines like British Vogue and Vanity Fair, the portraits show Eugenie and Brooksbank surrounded by their extended royal family. A who's who of royal and celebrity elite—including everyone from Demi Moore to pop star Ellie Goulding, to Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell—attended the opulent affair. You can spot the bride's mother, Sarah, Duchess of York; Queen Elizabeth; and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince William and Kate Middleton's two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are in attendance as well. British Vogue reports that 1,200 members of the public were also invited, as well as members of charities the couple supports.
The official photography also includes two images of the royal couple on their own. First, the two share a kiss in the Scottish State Coach following its procession to Windsor Castle. Then, Eugenie and Brooksbank are photographed at Royal Lodge Windsor before their private dinner reception. In her second wedding look, Eugenie shines in a sleek Zac Posen gown made of a blush silk material.
More About Princess Eugenie
According to Town & Country, Princess Eugenie is involved with multiple philanthropic organizations including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, with which she has a personal connection. Princess Eugenie, who has had back surgery as a teen to treat her scoliosis, is transparent about her experiences with the disease, from posting her x-rays on Instagram to designing her wedding dress to showcase her scar, Town & Country reports. British Vogue reports Eugenie specifically requested the neckline fold around the shoulders to a low back and flowing train.
As a graduate of Newcastle University with degrees in art history and English literature, Princess Eugenie now works as a contemporary art gallery director in London called Hauser & Wirth. In a 2016 interview with Harper's Bazaar, she shares, "I've loved art since I was very little...I love being able to share my passion for art with people."