Jack Brooksbank Wore Glasses To Check His Bride Out And It's All Just Very Cute
By Sophie Wilkinson Posted on 12 Oct 2018
Princess Eugenie of York married her tequila promoter boyfriend Jack Brooksbank today at St George’s Chapel. And, at just one of many very cute elements to the day, he donned a pair of orange-y tortoiseshell glasses so he could watch Eugenie coming up the aisle
And it’s no wonder. Wearing a Peter Pilotto gown with a super long train, Eugenie was walked up the aisle by her dad, Andrew the Duke Of York, and followed by a toddle of flower girls and page boys. Now, it’s not to say that Jack was in any way distracted from gazing at his bride-to-be on their wedding day, but the kids were really really cute. Wearing colorful sashes and cummerbunds were Eugenie’s cousins’ children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips (Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters), Mia Tindall (Mike and Zara Tindall’s daughter) as well as Freddie Windsor and Sophie Winkleman’s daughter (and Eugenie’s goddaughter) Maud Windsor, Louis de Givenchy (JP Morgan banker and nephew of actual Hubert de Givenchy’s son) and, somewhat less expectedly Teddy Williams, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s eldest daughter.
Jack, who presumably isn’t a contact lens guy, gazed at Eugenie as she walked up the aisle with all that lot in tow, and gulped, telling his best man, according to a lip-reader in touch with a Daily Mail reporter ‘Oh, my heart…oh, break my heart.’ Once Eugenie reached him, he quickly folded his glasses up and put them into his pocket, then turned to her, with his hands demurely clasped behind his back.
Were the glasses a reference to The Great Gatsby, a segment of which was read out by Princess Beatrice during the wedding ceremony? After all, the F Scott Fitzgerald book features two bespectacled eyes looming over the highway, and, according to SparkNotes, ‘They may represent God staring down upon and judging American society as a moral wasteland’, importantly adding ‘the novel never makes this point explicitly.though’. Maybe they were just the tools of a man wanting to give his wife-to-be a good once-over
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