Eugenie’s royal wedding rules revealed! Guests should be seated by 10.15am SHARP ahead of the ceremony (and leave their mobile phones at home)
- Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank reportedly provided information packets
- Guests have been told to meet at a farm shop in Windsor ahead of the service
- They have been asked to surrender their phones on arrival at the reception
- The couple have reportedly asked for gifts to be sent to Buckingham Palace
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have given guests an information packet filled with the dos and don’ts for their big day, it has been reported.
The couple, who will tie the knot at Windsor Castle tomorrow, provided details on precisely when and where guests should meet ahead of the service at St George’s Chapel – and outlined their strict policy on mobile phones and social media snaps.
The guide is also understood to contain more specific information on how the ceremony will unfold, including what time guests can expect to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family take their seat.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, who will tie the knot at Windsor Castle tomorrow, have reportedly given guests an information packet filled with the dos and don’ts for their big day. Pictured, the couple on the announcement of their engagement in January
Guests have been asked to meet at a farm shop in Windsor, where they will be transported on a fleet of minibuses to the service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, pictured this week
Writing for Vanity Fair, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl revealed how Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 32, have asked guests to meet at the Farm Shop in Windsor, where they will be transported on a fleet of minibuses to St George’s Chapel in time to be seated at 10.15am.
Photography is not allowed inside the chapel – where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in May – so phones will be kept away.
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The star-studded congregation, which will include William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, as well as celebrities like Robbie Williams, will make their way on foot to Windsor Castle, where the Queen will host a reception.
Guests have been asked to ‘surrender mobile telephones, cameras, and any electronic devices used for image capture’, on arrival at the afternoon soiree.
Harry and Meghan took a similar ‘no phones’ approach to their private reception in May, although a handful of photos emerged on social media from before and after.
The star-studded congregation, which will include William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, as well as celebrities like Robbie Williams (pictured), will make their way on foot to Windsor Castle, where the Queen will host a reception. Robbie and Ayda’s daughter is a flower girl
Timings for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding service
Guests to meet at the Farm Shop, on the edge of Home Park
10.15am: Congregation to be seated in St. George’s Chapel
10.25am – 10.55am: Members of the royal family and Jack Brooksbank’s family arrive at St George’s Chapel. The Queen is expected to be the last royal to arrive ahead of Princess Eugenie, who will be accompanied by Prince Andrew
11.00am: Princess Eugenie arrives and service begins
The happy couple will exchange vows in front of the Dean of Windsor, the Right Rev David Conner.
Eugenie appears to have paid a sweet tribute to her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, by choosing the Archbishop of York John Sentamu to lead the prayers.
11.55am: Service ends
12.10pm: Guests will make their way on foot to the reception hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank embark on a 15-minute carriage ride around Windsor.
They will leave from the Royal Mews out of Windsor Castle and travel on to part of the High Street, before returning via Cambridge Gate, but they will not travel down the Long Walk like Eugenie’s cousin and his bride.
3.30pm: Reception at Windsor Castle ends. Motor coaches will return guests to the Farm Shop
Evening: Although the venue has not officially been confirmed by Buckingham Palace, Eugenie and Jack are reportedly having their evening party at her father Prince Andrew’s home, The Royal Lodge at Windsor.
The bride and groom have also put out a request that guests not bring gifts to the day itself.
However they do reportedly have a registry and have asked any gifts to be sent to the office of Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace.
More details of what to expect at the wedding have emerged this week as the day draws closer.
Yesterday, Eugenie and Jack released the names of the friends and family who will accompany them down the aisle at their wedding.
Eugenie’s second cousins Prince George and Princess Charlotte will reprise their positions as pageboy and bridesmaid for their second role in royal nuptials following Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May.
Photography is not allowed inside the chapel – where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in May (pictured) – so phones will be kept away
However, Eugenie has enlisted several other youngsters to act as her flowergirls including sisters Savannah, 7, and Isla Philips, 6, four-year-old Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor, 5, and most surprising six-year-old Theodora Williams, the daughter of Robbie Williams and Ayda Fields.
Louis de Givenchy, son of Frenchman Olivier de Givenchy, a senior banker at JP Morgan will join Prince George as one of two page boys.
The couple have asked the bride’s cousins and children of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14 and her brother James Viscount Severn, 10, to act as Special Attendants.
Predictably, taking the role of Maid of Honour is the bride’s older sister Princess Beatrice whose role in the wedding has been speculated for several months.
The groom has followed suit asking his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, to be his Best Man and stand by his side while he says his I dos.
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