Princess Eugenie wedding: INSIDE Windsor Castle where Queen is hosting reception

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PRINCESS EUGENIE will marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in what is this year’s second royal wedding after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage in May.

Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will marry on Friday, with 800 guests invited to the ceremony and 1,200 members of the public attending the grounds of the castle.

And following the service, the Queen will hold a reception for the newlyweds in Windsor Castle.

The castle is an official residence of the Queen, who stays there for a month over Easter, a week in June and some weekends.

It is also a working palace, with the Queen hosting guests from all over the world. In July, the 92-year-old met US President Donald Trump at the castle.

The impressive residence, which was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, has been the home of 39 British monarchs including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

In 1992 a devastating fire destroyed parts of the historic castle, leading to a five-year restoration which was completed in 1997.

Windsor Castle is open to visitors, who can tour the stunning building including the State Apartments and Semi-State Rooms.

St George’s Hall, which is 22.5 metres long and 9 metres wide, is used for state banquets, where up to 160 guests can be seated at a long table.

St George’s Chapel, where Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will marry, is in the castle’s grounds. The chapel is also open to members of the public.

As well as the Queen’s reception, the pair will take a carriage ride through Windsor on the day. Evening celebrations are reportedly being held at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the home of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.

Eugenie, 28, and Mr Brooksbank, 32, announced their engagement in January, releasing pictures taken inside Buckingham Palace.

And Eugenie has previously revealed the Queen approves of the match.

Speaking after the announcement, Eugenie said: “Granny actually knew right at the beginning [of the engagement]. She was very happy as was my grandfather.”

The royal couple have already been spotted at their wedding location twice this year.

In April they attended an Easter service at the Windsor venue alongside other members of the Royal Family including Eugenie’s sister Princess Beatrice.

The pair were also guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at the chapel in May.

 

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