The official Order of Service for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank has been revealed.
The 22-page booklet includes details about the processions, music, hymns, prayers and readings which will all be part of the ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The ceremony will start at 11am and will be attended by 850 guest including senior royals and A-list celebrities.
After the ceremony guests will sit down for a formal lunch hosted by the Queen.
In the evening there will be a black-tie party hosted by her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson at Royal Lodge in Windsor.
The following day there will be a festival themed party for guests to enjoy.
The service is led by the Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, Dean of Windsor.
The prayers are led by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
The service is sung by the choir of St George’s Chapel, conducted by Mr James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Organ is played by Mr Luke Bond, Assistant Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Miss Lucy Morrell, Organ Scholar, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and Mr Peter Roper-Curzon, a member of the Bride’s family.
Mr Andrea Bocelli, Tenor.
Mr Carlo Bernini, Conductor.
Mr Barry Wordsworth, Conductor.
Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry.
Music before the service:
Miss Lucy Morrell, Organ Scholar, will play:
* Organ Sonata No. 3 in A Major; Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
* Con moto maestoso, Andante tranquillo
* Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
* Chanson de Matin Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
From 9.40 a.m. Organist Mr Luke Bond will play:
* Mohrentanz Tylman Sustao (1510–1570)
* Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
* Presto comodo (from Op. 28) Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
* Intrada Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
* Allegro (from Trio Sonata No. 5), BWV 529 Johann Sebastian Bach
From 10.15 a.m. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mr Barry Wordsworth, will perform:
* March from A Moorside Suite, H. 173 Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
* Suite for Strings: John Rutter (b. 1945)
3. O Waly Waly
4. Dashing away with the smoothing iron
* Minuet from A Downland Suite John Ireland (1879–1962)
*An English Suite: Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848–1918)
* Allegretto from Serenade for Strings, op. 20 Sir Edward Elgar
10.25 Members of the Royal Family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor. All in the Quire stand as they are escorted to their places in the Quire.
10.30 All remain seated as Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, the parents of the Bridegroom, arrive at the West Door and, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, are escorted to their places in the Quire.
10.32 All remain seated as Sarah, Duchess of York, Mother of the Bride, and Princess Beatrice of York arrive by car at the West Door and, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, are escorted to their places in the Quire.
10.35 All remain seated as the Bridegroom and his Best Man, Mr Thomas Brooksbank, arrive at the West Door and are received by the Dean of Windsor.
10.50 The Prince of Wales arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor. All in the Quire stand as His Royal Highness is escorted to his place in the Quire.
10.52 Her Majesty The Queen, arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor. All in the Quire stand as Her Majesty enters the Quire.
A Fanfare is sounded.
All stand as the choir and clergy move in procession to the Quire, including: The Sacristan, The Choir of St George’s Chapel, The Director of Music Mr James Vivian, Minor Canon Succentor The Reverend Franklin Lee The Reverend Bruce Russell, The Archbishop of York The Most Reverend and Right Honourable John Sentamu, Canon Steward Canon Precentor The Reverend Canon Dr Mark Powell The Reverend Canon Martin Poll, Canon Treasurer The Reverend Canon Dr Hueston Finlay.
Mr Peter Roper-Curzon will play:
* Allegro from Organ Sonata No.1 BWV 525 Johann Sebastian Bach
* Rhosymedre Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
A fanfare will sound at the bride’s arrival.
All stand as the Bride and her father, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, are led in procession through the Nave to the Organ Screen where they are joined by the Bridegroom and the Best Man.
At the entrance of the Bride, Mr Peter Roper-Curzon will play:
* Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572 Johann Sebastian Bach.
All remain standing.
During the Hymn which follows, the Bridegroom and his Best Man, and the Bride and her Father, are led through the Quire Gates and into the Quire of the Chapel.
Hymn: Abbot’s Leigh
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Sion, city of our God; He whose word cannot be broken Formed thee for his own abode: On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose? With salvation’s walls surrounded, Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.
See, the streams of living waters, Springing from eternal love, Well supply thy sons and daughters, And all fear of want remove: Who can faint, while such a river Ever flows their thirst to assuage? Grace, which like the Lord the giver, Never fails from age to age.
Saviour, if of Sion’s city I through grace a member am, Let the world deride or pity, I will glory in thy name: Fading is the worldling’s pleasure, All his boasted pomp and show; Solid joys and lasting treasure None but Sion’s children know.
John Newton (1725–1807) ‘Abbot’s Leigh’, Cyril Taylor (1907–91) Last verse arranged by James Vivian (b. 1974)
The Dean of Windsor says to the couple: "I require and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgement when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it.
"For be ye well assured that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God’s word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful."
The Archbishop says to the bridegroom:
"Jack, wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together according to God’s law in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour and keep her, in sickness and in health? and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?"
He answers: "I will."
The Archbishop says to the bride:
"Eugenie, wilt thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to God’s law in the holy estate of Matrimony?
"Wilt thou love him, comfort him, honour and keep him, in sickness and in health? and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?"
She answers: "I will."
Then shall the Dean say:
"Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?"
The Dean, receiving the bride at her father’s hands, shall cause the bridegroom with his right hand to take the bride by her right hand, and to say after him:
"I Jack Christopher Stamp take thee Eugenie Victoria Helena to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth."
Then shall they loose their hands; and the Woman, with her right hand taking the Man by his right hand, shall likewise say after the Dean:
"I Eugenie Victoria Helena take thee Jack Christopher Stamp to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward,for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth."
The Dean will say a prayer of blessing for the ring:
"Bless O Lord, this ring, which we hallow in thy Name, that he who gives it and she who wears may abide in thy peace, continue in thy favour, go on and grow in thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
The bridegroom will put the ring upon the fourth finger of the bride’s left hand, and holding the ring will say:
"With this ring I thee wed; with my body I thee honour; and all my worldly goods with thee I share: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."
They will both kneel down; but the congregation shall remain standing.
Then shall the Dean say:
"Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, giver of all spiritual grace, the author of everlasting life: Send thy blessing upon these thy servants, this Man and this Woman, whom we bless in thy Name; that, living faithfully together, they may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made, whereof this ring given and received is a token and pledge; and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together, and live according to thy laws; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Then shall the Dean join their right hands together, and say:
"Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder. Then shall the Dean speak unto the people.
"Forasmuch as Jack and Eugenie have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a ring, and by joining of hands; I pronounce that they be man and wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."
And the Dean shall add this Blessing:
"God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you, and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen."
Andrea Bocelli: Ave Maria
All sit. Mr Andrea Bocelli and the Orchestra, conducted by Mr Carlo Bernini, perform:
"Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora pro nobis peccatoribus, Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae, Amen.
"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and in the hour of our death. Amen."
All remain seated.
The First Reading
The best man, Charles Brooksbank will read St Paul’s Letter to the Colossians Chapter 3 verses 12-16:
"As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
"Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
The Second Reading
The Maid of Honour Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York will read an extract from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour.
"It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey. Precisely at that point it vanished — and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd. Some time before he introduced himself I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care.
All remain seated.
Mr Andrea Bocelli and the Orchestra, conducted by Mr Carlo Bernini, perform:
*Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–74) César Franck (1822–90)
All remain seated.
The Right Reverend David Conner, KCVO, Dean of Windsor
All stand to sing.
Hymn: St Denio
"Immortal In light inaccessible invisible, hid God from only our wise,eyes, Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
"Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might; Thy justice like mountains high soaring above Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
"To all life thou givest – to both great and small; In all life thou livest, the true life of all; We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, And wither and perish – but naught changeth thee.
"Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight; All laud we would render: O help us to see ’Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.
W. Chalmers Smith (1824–1908) ‘St Denio’ John Robert’s Caniadau y Cyssegre (1839).
The congregation shall kneel or sit and the bride and groom shall kneel before the High Altar.
The Archbishop of York standing before them shall say:
"Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
V. O Lord, save thy servant, and thy handmaid; R. Who put their trust in thee. V. O Lord, send them help from thy holy place; R. And evermore defend them. V. Be unto them a tower of strength; R. From the face of their enemy. V. O Lord, hear our prayer; R. And let our cry come unto thee.
"O God of our fathers, bless these thy servants, and sow the seed of eternal life in their hearts; that whatsoever in thy holy Word they shall profitably learn, they may in deed fulfil the same; that so, obeying thy will, and alway being in safety under thy protection, they may abide in thy love unto their lives’ end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"O Merciful Lord and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift mankind is increased; bestow, we beseech thee, upon these two persons the heritage and gift of children; and grant that they may see their children christianly and virtuously brought up to thy praise and honour, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"O God, who hast taught us that it should never be lawful to put asunder those whom thou by Matrimony hadst made one, and hast consecrated the state of Matrimony to such an excellent mystery, that in it is signified and represented the spiritual marriage and unity betwixt Christ and his Church: Look mercifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may love his wife, according to thy Word, (as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing it even as his own flesh,) and also that this woman may be loving and amiable, and faithful to her husband, and in all quietness, sobriety, and peace, be a follower of holy and godly matrons. O Lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Then shall the Archbishop of York say this Blessing over the couple:
Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Pour upon you the riches of his grace, sanctify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto your lives’ end. Amen.
All shall remain kneeling in prayer as the choir sings.
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A Gaelic Blessing
"Deep peace of the running wave to you,Deep peace of the flowing air to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Deep peace of the gentle night to you, Moon and stars pour their healing light on you,
"Deep peace of Christ, of Christ the light of the world to you, Deep peace of Christ to you."
William Sharp (1855–1905) John Rutter (b. 1945)
The Archbishop of York standing before the couple will say this prayer written by him especially for this occasion:
"God of our Pilgrimage, thank you for your faithfulness and friendliness.
"May your steadfast and unfailing love: Be the Fire leading Eugenie and Jack in their love for each other; Be the Star guiding them in all that lies ahead; Be the Good Shepherd calling them again and again to walk into Your promises of love that have no expiry date. May the Holy Spirit, make them loyal, kind and generous, Ready to help and quick to forgive.
"May your angels surround them, Watch, defend and protect them against all evil. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Please keep them in the Joy, Simplicity and Compassion of Your Holy Gospel. Amen.
The Dean of Windsor shall pronounce:
God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and guide you in truth and peace; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
All stand to sing
Love Joy of Divine, heaven, all to loves earth excelling, come down, Fix in us thy humble dwelling, All thy faithful mercies crown. Jesu, thou art all compassion, Pure unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy salvation, Enter every trembling heart.
"Finish then thy new creation, Pure and spotless let us be; Let us see thy great salvation, Perfectly restored in thee, Changed from glory into glory, Till in heaven we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before thee, Lost in wonder, love, and praise!Charles Wesley (1707–88) ‘Blaenwern’, William Rowlands (1860–1937) Last Verse arranged by James Vivian (b. 1974)
"Come, almighty to deliver, Let us all thy life receive; Suddenly return, and never, Never more thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, Serve thee as thy hosts above, Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing, Glory in thy perfect love.
The Signing of the Registers
All remain standing as the Dean leads the Bride and Bridegroom, followed by all those who will sign the Registers, to the North Quire Aisle.
All sit. During the Signing of the Registers the Choir sings:
"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum, et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Amen.
"Where charity and love are, God is there. The love of Christ has united us. Let us rejoice and be glad in him. Let us fear and love the living God and adore him from a sincere heart. Amen.
"Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)MY spirit sang all dayO my joy. Nothing my tongue could say, Only My joy! My heart an echo caught O my joy And spake, Tell me thy thought, Hide not thy joy. My eyes gan peer around, O my joy What beauty hast thou found? Shew us thy joy. My jealous ears grew whist; O my joy Music from heaven is’t, Sent for our joy?
"She also came and heard; O my joy, What, said she, is this word? What is thy joy? And I replied, O see, O my joy, ‘Tis thee, I cried, ‘tis thee: Thou art my joy.
Gerald Finzi (1901 – 56)
Followed by the Orchestra, conducted by Mr Barry Wordsworth playing:
Pieds-en-l’air (from Capriol Suite) Peter Warlock (1894 – 1930)
All remain seated as the Dean escorts those who have signed the Registers,
back to their seats in the Quire. When a fanfare is sounded all stand and sing:
"God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save The Queen!
"Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God save The Queen!
Thesaurus Musicus (c. 1743) Arranged Gordon Jacob (1895–1984)
All remain standing as the Bride and the Bridegroom leave the Chapel by way of the Quire, the Nave Aisle and the West Door.
During the procession Mr Luke Bond plays:
* Final from 1ère Symphonic, Op. 14 Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)
All remain standing until the Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom, and then members of the immediate families have left the Chapel by way of the West Door and Galilee Porch.
All remain standing as the Ecclesiastical Procession leaves by way of the Organ Screen and the North Quire Aisle.
Thereafter please leave the Chapel as directed by the Lay Stewards.
Those in the Quire should leave by way of the South Door from where they may view the Carriage Procession.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding
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