And it’s lovely.
2018 is undoubtedly the year for royal weddings, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot in May and Princess Eugenie set to wed her partner Jack Brooksbank in October.
While the millennial couples are reported to be very close – living just a stone’s throw from each other in Kensington Palace, sharing a wedding year is undoubtedly making them even closer, with Princess Eugenie reportedly taking a few leaves out of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s book.
Eugenie and Jack’s impending nuptials are taking place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, the very same venue as Harry and Meghan – and like the newlyweds, the young couple are set to have some famous faces in the pews.
While royals from Kate Middleton and Prince William to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will of course be in attendance, it is expected that we will see celebrity pals from James Blunt, Pippa Middleton and Jack Whitehall to Jimmy Carr and Cara Delevingne in attendance.
But the most recent similarity between the two ceremonies is the invitations, with both couples expanding their guest lists to invite members of the public to their big day.
Yes, really. We might all be able to attend a royal wedding.
‘Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank would like to invite members of the public to join their wedding on 12 October, 2018, to attend inside the Precincts of Windsor Castle,’ Buckingham Palace announced this week.
The statement continued: ‘1,200 members of the public will be able to view the arrival of the congregation and members of the royal family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch the start of the procession as the couple depart at the end of the wedding ceremony.’
So if you missed an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, you might be in luck with Princess Eugenie’s.
May the odds be ever in your favour.