Every girl needs her mother.
There’s another royal wedding in the works this year and if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials are anything to go by, it’s going to be a big deal. Princess Eugenie and her husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank will certainly have their work cut out for them planning the whole thing, but it turns out that Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson (a.k.a. Fergie) has been lending a helping hand.
A palace source told PEOPLE, ‘Fergie is very involved.’
However, that’s not to say that Eugenie and Jack have been shirking their planning duties as they’ve reportedly been quite hands-on in the process.
The source continued, ‘It is very much Princess Eugenie and Jack’s day, and they are leading the planning.’
The ceremony, which will be taking place later this October 12, will be held in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle – the same place Prince Harry’s was held earlier this May. As with her cousin’s big do, Eugenie and Jack will follow the ceremony with a carriage ride through Windsor to greet the public before returning to the castle.
Although Meghan Markle now officially goes by her title the Duchess of Sussex, Jack vetoed the idea of a title and has chosen instead to keep things simple and stick to Mr. Brooksbank. Had he taken up the mantle, he would have been an Earl. While Eugenie currently goes by HRH Princess Eugenie of York, apparently she will be changing her title to HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank to reflect her husband’s decision.
If you couldn’t make it out to Windsor earlier this year for Meg and Harry’s wedding, there’s still a chance you could join Eugenie’s festivities by applying for a public ballot online. The royal personally invited the public on her Instagram account, where she wrote, ‘Jack and I are excited to be able to invite people to watch our wedding inside the Precinct of Windsor Castle.’
Apparently, 1,200 guests chosen at random will be allowed into the castle’s grounds to watch the arrival of the family and a live broadcast, as well as have a front row seat to the couple’s eventual carriage departure.
(And yes, we’ve already signed up.)