When planning her upcoming wedding to Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie turned to someone who has been there, done that. According to the Daily Mail, Princess Eugenie asked none other than Meghan Markle for some help with her wedding plans. The meeting reportedly took place when Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank visited Markle and Prince Harry at their country home at Oxfordshire’s Great Tew Estate.
With the wedding scheduled for October 12, more information about the highly anticipated nuptials have started to come into focus. Earlier this week, the palace shared details about the royal wedding cake. “Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Brooksbank have asked London based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake,” the palace said in a press release. “The red velvet and chocolate cake will be a traditional cake, with a modern feel. It will incorporate the rich colours of autumn in its design and will be covered with detailed sugar work including ivy.”
We also know that Princess Eugenie is expecting around 850 guests, which is considerably more than the 600 that attended Markle’s wedding. The major common thread between the two weddings will be the venue. Like Markle before her, Princess Eugenie will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Princess Eugenie will also have a carriage procession similar to Markle’s. “The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate,” the palace press release added.
As for performers, it’s been revealed that Andrea Bocelli and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are scheduled to perform two songs during the ceremony. You can watch it all unfold on Friday, October 12, on TLC.