Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank have shared further details of their much anticipated wedding, announcing the names of their bridal party.
With only days until the big day the royal family has revealed which lucky family members and friends will share in the special occasion with the happy couple.
Perhaps not surprisingly Eugenie’s sister Beatrice will take on the role of maid-of-honour, while Jack’s brother Thomas Brooksbank will support the soon-to-be-husband at the second royal wedding of the year.
As for the bridesmaids, those roles will go to a number of younger royals and friends, including the adorable Princess Charlotte, Princess Anne’s grandchildren Savannah Phillips and her sister Isla and Zara Tindall’s daughter Mia.
Princess Eugenie’s goddaughter Maud Windsor will also join the group of bridesmaids, along with Robbie Williams’ six-year-old daughter Theodora. Prince George will of course take on a role as page boy, alongside Louis de Givenchy.
The loved-up pair have also asked the bride’s cousins and children of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and her brother James Viscount Severn to take part in the royal wedding as Special Attendants.
The lavish wedding will kick off at 11am UK time on Friday in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
More than 850 guests are expected to attend the ceremony including the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Harry and Meghan, Prince William and Catherine, as well as celebrities including Victoria and David Beckham, George and Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams.
According to the palace, legendary singer Andrea Bocelli will be performing during the ceremony, which is sure to make the service memorable. Additionally, musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform during the couple’s nuptials.The Queen will later host a reception at Windsor Castle, while the couple will also complete a carriage procession through the streets of Windsor.
Kensington Palace also revealed that the engaged couple have made a very different choice for their wedding cake. For their wedding day, the couple have chosen red velvet and chocolate cake, “incorporating colours of autumn and decorated with ivy”.
Royalists in Australia will be able to view live coverage from inside St. George’s Chapel from 7pm on Friday, October 12. Channel Seven will broadcast the royal wedding on channels 7, 7TWO and live on 7Plus for viewers in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia who will be delayed due to Daylight Saving Time.