Oct 12, 2018: St. George's Chapel sees second royal wedding in one year
UNITED KINGDOM - Britain’s Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle just 146 days after the wedding of her cousin, Prince Harry, and actress Meghan Markle, in the same chapel. A 1992 family scandal might shape the guest list.
Eugenie is the second child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, and sixth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The duchess has been something of an outcast in royal circles since the scandals that led to her much-publicized divorce from Prince Andrew in 1996. While Sarah and her ex-husband maintain cordial relations, the royal family has been distant, and royal representation at the nuptials might be scant.
The princess and the groom-to-be met at her father’s 50th birthday in 2010, and they have been dating for seven years. The princess works at an art gallery in Mayfair. Brooksbank has had a successful career in the hospitality, restaurant and nightclub industries.
Unlike her cousins princes William and Harry, Princess Eugenie is not required to carry out official duties. She is said to prefer a more private life, and the scale of the wedding might reflect that preference. The BBC reports that she will keep her royal title after her wedding and will have the option to take her husband’s last name.