Royal Wedding: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank arrive at Windsor Castle

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have carried out their final rehearsals at St George’s Chapel ahead of tomorrow’s lavish royal wedding which will be watched by millions.

The Queen’s granddaughter and her fiancé drove to the chapel in Windsor Castle this afternoon, less than 24 hours before they exchange their vows at the same venue where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in May.

They were followed by Eugenie’s immediate family — her mother Sarah Ferguson, her father Prince Andrew and her sister and maid of honour, Princess Beatrice. 

The rehearsal for the wedding took place at 12pm today, MailOnline has learned, with royals guests in attendance including Prince George and Princess Charlotte who will be among the page boys and bridesmaids. 

Princess Eugenie drives her fiancé Jack Brooksbank as the couple leave Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

Princess Eugenie drives her fiancé Jack Brooksbank as the couple leave Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

Princess Eugenie drives her fiancé Jack Brooksbank as the couple leave Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

The bride-to-be beamed as she sat in the passenger seat of the car on their way in, driven by fiancé Jack Brooksbank

The bride-to-be beamed as she sat in the passenger seat of the car on their way in, driven by fiancé Jack Brooksbank

The bride-to-be beamed as she sat in the passenger seat of the car on their way in, driven by fiancé Jack Brooksbank

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With just hours to go until Princess Eugenie’s big day, the blushing bride-to-be is kicking off her wedding celebrations in style.

She was pictured arriving at Windsor in a dress that we spotted her wearing over the summer. Just a sneak peek of the distinctive print is enough to recognise it!

We’re all wondering which designer she might have turned to for her bridal gown, but this midi is by très chic French brand Claudie Pierlot. The combination of polka dots and green florals is very pretty, as are the long sleeves, ruffle neckline and handkerchief hem.

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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, and their daughter Princess Beatrice pulled into the castle behind Jack and Eugenie 

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, and their daughter Princess Beatrice pulled into the castle behind Jack and Eugenie 

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, and their daughter Princess Beatrice pulled into the castle behind Jack and Eugenie 

The bride-to-be beamed as she sat in the passenger seat of the car on their way in, driven by her tequila ambassador fiancé, before driving the pair back out of Windsor Castle after the rehearsal. 

Princess Eugenie was followed by her parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York who, despite divorcing in 1996, remain on good terms. The couple still live together in Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, just three and a half miles from the castle. 

Jack and Eugenie will say their vows tomorrow before some 850 guests and members of the royal family including Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen.

Footage of the ceremony will be live streamed on The Royal Channel and The Duke of York’s YouTube channels, as well as the royal family and Andrew’s Facebook pages.

The wedding is also being screened in full on ITV as part of a special three-hour This Morning show live from Windsor, hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.   

A small but very dedicated crowd of royal wedding enthusiasts have descended on a rainy Windsor hours before the pair exchange their vows. 

Carrying sleeping bags and decorating the streets of Windsor with flags and balloons today, some of the well-wishers had travelled hundreds of miles to witness the wedding. 

Eugenie was in the driver's seat as she and her husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank left Windsor Castle this afternoon 

Eugenie was in the driver's seat as she and her husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank left Windsor Castle this afternoon 

Eugenie was in the driver’s seat as she and her husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank left Windsor Castle this afternoon 

The princess smiles as she and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor following their final wedding preparations today 

The princess smiles as she and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor following their final wedding preparations today 

The princess smiles as she and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor following their final wedding preparations today 

Prince Andrew in the driver's seat of his car at Windsor Castle during the final preparations for tomorrow's royal wedding 

Prince Andrew in the driver's seat of his car at Windsor Castle during the final preparations for tomorrow's royal wedding 

Prince Andrew in the driver’s seat of his car at Windsor Castle during the final preparations for tomorrow’s royal wedding 

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank seen this afternoon at Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank seen this afternoon at Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank seen this afternoon at Windsor Castle a day ahead of their wedding

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew leave Windsor Castle with their daughter Princess Beatrice on Thursday afternoon

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew leave Windsor Castle with their daughter Princess Beatrice on Thursday afternoon

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew leave Windsor Castle with their daughter Princess Beatrice on Thursday afternoon

Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice, who is stepping into the role of maid of honour, was pictured in the back of another car pulling into the castle 

Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice, who is stepping into the role of maid of honour, was pictured in the back of another car pulling into the castle 

Eugenie’s sister Princess Beatrice, who is stepping into the role of maid of honour, was pictured in the back of another car pulling into the castle 

A lorry carrying circlets of pink roses and sprays of wind flowers was also seen arriving at the castle

A lorry carrying circlets of pink roses and sprays of wind flowers was also seen arriving at the castle

A lorry carrying circlets of pink roses and sprays of wind flowers was also seen arriving at the castle

A map shows the route of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's carriage procession 

A map shows the route of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's carriage procession 

A map shows the route of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s carriage procession 

A van from the royal supplier Montmartre Patisserie arriving at the castle today 

A van from the royal supplier Montmartre Patisserie arriving at the castle today 

A van from the royal supplier Montmartre Patisserie arriving at the castle today 

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. 

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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. 

Bartley Graham, 30, a former civil servant, and his sister Sandra, 21, a factory worker, travelled all the way from County Durham for the big day.

They arrived last night and slept on the pavement in sleeping bags.

‘People call us the crazy corner. They call us all sorts of things,’ he said.

‘We have been compared to the migrant camps in Calais. It gets a bit annoying after a while. But we just love the royals and are proud to be British.’

His sister, Sandra, added: ‘We wouldn’t be British if we didn’t have the royals. 

‘It’s enjoyable. We’re not going to see many more of these events.’

Writer and carer Kerry Evans, 54, travelled from Hull for the big day.

‘It wasn’t too cold overnight,’ she said. ‘We’d have liked to pitch a tent but we’re not allowed, so we just had to sleep rough.

‘We’re not too tired, not with the adrenaline. 

‘We expected a big queue and are quite surprised that there’s nobody else here.’ 

Her friend, teacher Catherine Rohan, 61, added: ‘We love all the royals. It doesn’t matter whether they are A list or Z list.’

Windsor remained quiet overall today, with just two barriers around press areas as evidence of the festivities tomorrow.

Joseph Afane, 55, from Battersea, was wearing a Union Jack suit, glasses and hat.

‘Nobody is as committed to the cause as me,’ he said. ‘I don’t care if the crowds aren’t here yet. I am here and my friends are here. We have our flags and that is what matters.’   

Harry and Meghan and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to be among the guests on Friday, along with the Queen and a host of royals.

Celebrity guests will include former Take That singer Robbie Williams and his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field.

Williams’ six-year-old daughter Theodora is taking a starring role as a bridesmaid, alongside five-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte.

Royal fans will be hoping for some fun-filled antics from the young helpers in the bridal party, which include Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla.  

A small group of royal super-fans has descended on Windsor, sleeping rough outside the castle to bag the best patch of pavement for the wedding

A small group of royal super-fans has descended on Windsor, sleeping rough outside the castle to bag the best patch of pavement for the wedding

A small group of royal super-fans has descended on Windsor, sleeping rough outside the castle to bag the best patch of pavement for the wedding

This keen fan was out early this morning putting up bunting and banners ahead of the big day on Friday 

This keen fan was out early this morning putting up bunting and banners ahead of the big day on Friday 

This keen fan was out early this morning putting up bunting and banners ahead of the big day on Friday 

Police with sniffer dogs have been seen carrying out regular patrols through the town centre

Police with sniffer dogs have been seen carrying out regular patrols through the town centre

Police with sniffer dogs have been seen carrying out regular patrols through the town centre

Weeks of planning have gone into keeping the royal couple and the public safe and all drains on the route have to be searched and armed and plainclothes officers brought in

Weeks of planning have gone into keeping the royal couple and the public safe and all drains on the route have to be searched and armed and plainclothes officers brought in

Weeks of planning have gone into keeping the royal couple and the public safe and all drains on the route have to be searched and armed and plainclothes officers brought in

Police vehicles and CCTV vans are in place around the town centre and the castle in a bid to keep members of the royal family and the public safe

Police vehicles and CCTV vans are in place around the town centre and the castle in a bid to keep members of the royal family and the public safe

Police vehicles and CCTV vans are in place around the town centre and the castle in a bid to keep members of the royal family and the public safe

Here come the Bridesmaids! As Princess Eugenie prepares to wed at Windsor Castle we reveal the adorable bridal party who are preparing steal the show… including Mia Tindall, four, and Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy

By Rebecca English for the Daily Mail  

They range from the cheekiest of little bridesmaids to a daughter of pop royalty.

The full bridal party for tomorrow’s wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was revealed by Buckingham Palace yesterday.

As well as adorable Mia Tindall, the bridesmaids at Windsor Castle will include singer Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy.

Princess Beatrice, pictured filming as an extra in Young Victoria at Lincoln Cathedral will be her elder sister's maid of honour during tomorrow's wedding in Windsor

Princess Beatrice, pictured filming as an extra in Young Victoria at Lincoln Cathedral will be her elder sister's maid of honour during tomorrow's wedding in Windsor

Princess Beatrice, pictured filming as an extra in Young Victoria at Lincoln Cathedral will be her elder sister’s maid of honour during tomorrow’s wedding in Windsor

Savannah Philips, Mia Tindall and Isla Philips, will be among the bridesmaids. Savannah and Isla are daughters of Peter Philips and his Canadian wife Autumn, while Mia is the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall

Savannah Philips, Mia Tindall and Isla Philips, will be among the bridesmaids. Savannah and Isla are daughters of Peter Philips and his Canadian wife Autumn, while Mia is the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall

Savannah Philips, Mia Tindall and Isla Philips, will be among the bridesmaids. Savannah and Isla are daughters of Peter Philips and his Canadian wife Autumn, while Mia is the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall

Princess Charlotte, three, will be making her fourth appearance as a bridesmaid, having already made star turns at the weddings of her uncle, Prince Harry, auntie Pippa Middleton, and godmother, Sophie Carter. She is said to rule the roost back at the Cambridge family home. Her brother Prince George, five, is more wary of the cameras than his sister, but is also an old hand at weddings

Princess Charlotte, three, will be making her fourth appearance as a bridesmaid, having already made star turns at the weddings of her uncle, Prince Harry, auntie Pippa Middleton, and godmother, Sophie Carter. She is said to rule the roost back at the Cambridge family home. Her brother Prince George, five, is more wary of the cameras than his sister, but is also an old hand at weddings

Princess Charlotte, three, will be making her fourth appearance as a bridesmaid, having already made star turns at the weddings of her uncle, Prince Harry, auntie Pippa Middleton, and godmother, Sophie Carter. She is said to rule the roost back at the Cambridge family home. Her brother Prince George, five, is more wary of the cameras than his sister, but is also an old hand at weddings

Prince George, a wedding veteran at the age of only five, will be one of the page boys while little sister Princess Charlotte, three, will be a bridesmaid.

Their antics will be sure to pile the pressure on Princess Beatrice as she follows in the footsteps of the most famous royal wedding maid of honour – Pippa Middleton.

But royal insiders say that thanks to her ‘fantastic’ way with children, Beatrice, 30, will be able to keep the eight bridesmaids and pageboys in check.

As well as Mia, four, Teddy, six, and Charlotte, the bridesmaids are Savannah Phillips, seven, her sister Isla, six, and Maud Windsor, five.

Maud, pictured, is the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 

Maud, pictured, is the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 

Maud, pictured, is the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor, son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 

Mia, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, is well known for her high-spirited antics. Her cousin, Savannah, is equally mischievous, and was spotted putting her mouth over Prince George’s mouth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during June’s Trooping the Colour.

As the only non-royal, Teddy – short for Theodora – is an intriguing choice.

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Her father and his actress partner Ayda Field, both judges on The X Factor, are good friends of Eugenie and her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York. Former Take That star Williams credits Teddy with helping prevent his life from spiralling into drug addiction.

Alongside George as page boy will be Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier de Givenchy, managing director at JPMorgan Private Bank.

Tom Brooksbank, pictured, younger brother of groom Jack will be the best man

Tom Brooksbank, pictured, younger brother of groom Jack will be the best man

Tom Brooksbank, pictured, younger brother of groom Jack will be the best man

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor

James, Viscount Severn

James, Viscount Severn

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14, left, is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex and attends St George’s School, Ascot. She was a bridesmaid for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Gracious and well-mannered, she is a firm favourite of the Queen. Her brother James, Viscount Severn (right), ten, is considered shy but is said to be a ‘delightful’ boy in private. They are both the stewards 

And, in a charming touch, Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank have involved her uncle Prince Edward’s children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

At 14 and ten, they are slightly too old to be a bridesmaid or page boy. But their role as ‘special attendants’ is a thoughtful way to involve them.

‘It was a really sweet thing to do and I know the children and their parents are very touched,’ a source said.

Mr Brooksbank, 32, has asked his younger brother Tom, 30, to be his best man. The ceremony will take place at 11am at St George’s Chapel in front of up to 800 guests.

Most members of the Royal Family will be present, except the Duchess of Cornwall, who has declined citing a prior engagement in Scotland.

There have been suggestions that Prince Philip, 97, who has a notoriously fractious relationship with the Duchess of York, will ‘see how he feels on the day’. But royal sources insisted last night that he will be there for his granddaughter’s big day. 

‘They call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but not for us’: Schoolboy choristers’ excitement at performing at their second royal wedding 

Leo Mills, 12, (left) Alexios Sheppard, 11, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Leo Mills, 12, (left) Alexios Sheppard, 11, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Alexios Sheppard, 11, (left) and Leo Mills, 12, (right) both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Young choristers who will sing at the royal wedding have described their excitement ahead of the big day.

Alexios Sheppard, 11, and Leo Mills, 12, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

It is the first time in living memory two royal weddings have been staged in the same year at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, so the two choristers will be part of an historic double.

The boys could not hide their joy, with Alexios saying: ‘It’s one of the best experiences we’re ever going to have — it’s just amazing.’

Leo added: ‘I think it’s really cool we get to sing at two royal weddings in one year. No one ever really gets to do that much — it’s a very rare occasion so we’re very lucky.’

Alexios joked: ‘They call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but not for us.’

The pair, who attend St George’s School at Windsor Castle, said they both enjoyed the experience of singing in St George’s Chapel when Harry and Meghan married in May.

Alexios said about the earlier wedding: ‘There was just this warm buzz going around the chapel — it just felt amazing and I feel this one is going to be as good as well.’

Leo added: ‘It was a bit nerve-racking at the start but then when we got in I felt fine, it felt like a normal service, with added bits.’ 

The Great Royal Bake Off! Cook behind Eugenie and Jack’s red velvet and chocolate cake offers a glimpse of her regal creation 

Let's get cracking! Baker Sophie Cabot, who's been commissioned to create Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding cake has released photos of herself creating the celebratory creation, which everyone from celebrities to A-listers will feast on

Let's get cracking! Baker Sophie Cabot, who's been commissioned to create Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding cake has released photos of herself creating the celebratory creation, which everyone from celebrities to A-listers will feast on

Let’s get cracking! Baker Sophie Cabot, who’s been commissioned to create Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding cake has released photos of herself creating the celebratory creation, which everyone from celebrities to A-listers will feast on

By Jo Tweedy for MailOnline 

London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot has spent months conceiving the red velvet and chocolate cake, which is set to be the centrepiece of Princess Eugenie’s wedding feast and inspired by their Kensington Palace cottage. 

New photos released two days before the couple marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor — in front of royals, the rich and the famous — show Cabot’s masterpiece will reflect the changing seasons.

Cabot describes her culinary creation as ‘special and unique’, and promises it will feature rich, autumnal colours and detailed sugar work.

It’s thought to have been inspired by the foliage surrounding Ivy Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where the couple live together — a stone’s throw from this year’s other royal newlyweds, Meghan and Harry.  

The photos show Cabot knee-deep in industrial quantities of eggs, flour and caster sugar, with silk leaves in autumnal colours, berries and sugar-craft snowdrops carefully placed in boxes before adorning the cake.

The London-based star baker launched her business in 2014 and came to the attention of the couple after supplying specially-decorated biscuits to an event for the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace programme for entrepreneurs. 

The costume designer turned cake designer is seen painstakingly creating berries and sugarcraft flowers to go on the cake

The costume designer turned cake designer is seen painstakingly creating berries and sugarcraft flowers to go on the cake

The costume designer turned cake designer is seen painstakingly creating berries and sugarcraft flowers to go on the cake

That's a lot of eggs! The London-based baker is seen at work, with vital ingredients including eggs, caster sugar and a crucial bowl of red colouring seen before her

That's a lot of eggs! The London-based baker is seen at work, with vital ingredients including eggs, caster sugar and a crucial bowl of red colouring seen before her

That’s a lot of eggs! The London-based baker is seen at work, with vital ingredients including eggs, caster sugar and a crucial bowl of red colouring seen before her

Delicate silk leaves in autumnal colours will adorn the cake, reflecting the changing seasons at Windsor Castle

Delicate silk leaves in autumnal colours will adorn the cake, reflecting the changing seasons at Windsor Castle

Delicate silk leaves in autumnal colours will adorn the cake, reflecting the changing seasons at Windsor Castle


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