WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials are the second royal wedding within the past five months.
- Eugenie wore a gown that was designed to show her scars from a surgery she had as a child for her scoliosis.
- A passage from “The Great Gatsby” was read during the ceremony, which Eugenie said the words prompted a picture of her mind of her fiancé’s own smile.
For the second time in five months, since the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, another royal wedding was held. Princess Eugenie of York married her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank on Friday. The ceremony took place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
A royal wedding is always highly-anticipated. Breathtaking fashion and jewels, the royals themselves, and moments that will have you dabbing at your eyes or smiling at the wonderful sweetness of it all.
Eugenie donned a stunning Peter Pilotto gown. What was even more special about the dress was how it was cut. It’s back dipped low enough to show the scars she’d gotten from her scoliosis surgery when she was 12.
In an interview on the eve of the wedding, she said, “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars, and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”
Aside from the beautiful dress, Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara which was borrowed from the queen. The eye-catching bandeau-style tiara is rarely seen gracing royal heads, has six emeralds and is dotted with sparkling rose-cut diamonds. Diamond and emerald earrings, which were a wedding gift from the groom, completed Princess Eugenie’s look.
Also looking quite dapper in his own suit was Prince Philip, Princess Eugenie’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II. He made it to the wedding and even walked to the church unassisted though recovering from a hip replacement surgery. Ninety-seven years old and retired from public life, people couldn’t help but cheer when they spotted him sitting beside the queen in the car.
The ceremony was crowded, and during the second reading of the service, Princess Beatrice, Eugenie’s older sister and maid of honor, read from the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” The passage talked about the book’s main character, describing his “rare smile with a quality of eternal reassurance.” Eugenie said she chose the passage because it reminded her of her own fiancé’s smile.
The whole affair was definitely another memorable royal wedding, even if the weather was quite gusty, blowing off a couple of hats, making ladies wary of their dresses, and even causing pageboy Louis de Givenchy and Princess Charlotte to take a little tumble down the church steps.
Source: USA Today