This is lovely.
2018 is undoubtedly the year for royal weddings. But it’s not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials that are gripping the world this month, instead it’s his cousin Princess Eugenie and her partner Jack Brooksbank’s ceremony, set to take place 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. Even the numbers are similar, with both couples expanding their guest lists to invite members of the public to their big day.
The similarities end however with the royal titles.
On a royal wedding day, it is custom for the Queen to bestow a new royal title on the couple as a wedding gift, with Harry and Meghan recently becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank however will not receive the same.
Why? It’s all down to their personal preference.
According to reports from Hello!, Jack had the option to become an Earl, but chose instead to remain a commoner, keeping the name, Jack Brooksbank.
Eugenie’s name will be changing, but not how everyone thinks.
The ninth in line to the throne will go from HRH Princess Eugenie to HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank.
And as if it couldn’t get any lovelier, the 28-year-old princess even revealed that the Queen had called it from the get-go.
‘Granny actually knew right at the beginning,’ she explained.
Well this is just lovely - see you at the wedding.
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