What Went Down At Eugenie York and Jack Brooksbank’s Wedding’s After Party
By Sophie Wilkinson Posted on 14 Oct 2018
Yesterday, Princess Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. With 30 members of the royal family and another 820 guests in tow, it was watched by 3 million people on ITV. But what happened after the cameras turned off, when the crowds of Windsor dissipated? Here’s a low-down:
There was a reception in St George’s Hall hosted by the Queen for the full 850 guests. There, they enjoyed Pol Roger champagne (which is the royals’ fizz of choice) and finger-food. Eugenie and Jack left the event by way of an Aston Martin DB10. Far more modern than the vintage ride Prince Harry and Meghan left St George’s Hall via after their wedding, this sleek vehicle featured in the James Bond film Sceptre. There was a little difficulty in getting the train of Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto gown into the tiny interior, but eventually, with a little of gentle stuffing courtesy of Jack, they got there.
Later on, just 400 of Eugenie and Jack’s nearest and dearest - yes, 400 - were invited to Royal Lodge, the Duke of York Prince Andrew’s residence in Windsor. Hosted by Andrew and his ex-wife, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, the party, which took place in a massive marquee, was set to go on until the small hours, with a follow-up festival themed party the following day - Saturday.
Confirmed attendees at the late evening event include Robbie Williams, who reportedly did a little performance of Angels at the party, his wife Ayda Field, whose daughter Teddy had been a flower girl earlier on in the day, Chloe and Poppy Delevingne (no word on whether Cara, who blew us all away with her tux at the wedding ceremony, made it to the reception) and Demi Moore. Oh, and Kate Moss, who turned up with boyfriend Count Nikolai von Bismarck.
According to the Daily Mail’s well-placed moles, Guests were served margaritas - made with Casamigos tequila, the brand Jack works for - and gourmet pizza. Decorations included autumnal flowers and LED lights strewn about the place. Entertainment - apart from Robbie’s singing - came in the form of dodgems and a coconut shy, to complete a sort of fairground theme.
Bleary-eyed hangovers are yet to be spotted, but Prince Andrew was seen getting some fresh air on horseback around the Windsor grounds yesterday morning, apparently unharmed by the previous night’s festivities.
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