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Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew: a look back at Fergie’s 1986 royal wedding

Sarah Ferguson described her wedding to Prince Andrew as “mesmeric” and “extraordinary” in a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan.

“It’s just unfathomable. You can’t explain it,” she said.

“And you’re so in love. Anyway, it’s your wedding day. Like every bride’s wedding day, it’s a special day.”

In the run up to their daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank tomorrow, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew are most likely experiencing a little nostalgia.

So here, we take a look back at their own magical day.

The newly created Duke of York and Duchess of York wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace (PA Archive/PA Images)

When did Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew meet?

Sarah Ferguson, often nicknamed ‘Fergie’, first met Prince Andrew when they were children.

The pair were reintroduced in 1985 however, at a party at Floors Castle. And the rest, as they say, is history.

How did they get engaged?

Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson on his 26th birthday, when he was 4th in line to the throne. The couple announced their engagement on March 19, 1986.

Andrew designed the engagement ring himself. He chose a Burma ruby surrounded by ten drop diamonds, reportedly to complement Fergie’s auburn hair.

What’s interesting about their daughter, Princess Eugenie’s, engagement ring is that it bears a striking resemblance to that of her mother’s, with the band featuring a pink padparadscha sapphire.

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When did they get married?

The Royal Wedding was held on Wednesday July 23, 1986 at Westminster Abbey – five years after Diana Spencer married Prince Charles.

Both Fergie and Andrew were 26 when they walked down the aisle.

The bridal attendants leaving Westminster Abbey (PA Archive/PA Images)

Who was in the bridal party?

Bridesmaids included Zara Phillips (aged five) – Princess Anne’s daughter and therefore the niece of Prince Andrew.

Zara’s brother Peter Phillips (aged eight), was a page boy, as was another of Andrew’s nephews, Prince William (aged four).

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, conducted the wedding ceremony and Prince Edward acted as Andrew’s best man.

Who attended the Royal Wedding?

Members of foreign royal families and US First Lady Nancy Reagan were among the guests at the wedding.

Other famous names included Sir Michael Caine, Sir Elton John and Mrs Estée Lauder.

The royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of York leave Westminster Abbey after their marriage. (PA Archive/PA Images)

Who designed Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress?

Fergie’s dress was designed by British couturier and fashion designer Lindka Cierach. It was an absolute hit with the public and press alike.

It featured a corset-style bodice, which gave the perfect hourglass shape and was embroidered with her family crest. The elaborate 17-foot train featured the letter A, for Andrew, and both the couple’s initials were hidden underneath the 20-foot long veil.

Lindka Cierach even replicated the iconic Eighties gown for the wedding reception, which is now on show at Madame Tussaud’s. Each dress cost around £31,500 at the time.

Did Sarah Ferguson wear a tiara?

Fergie wore a coronet of gardenias (Andrew’s favourite flowers), which she removed after signing the marriage certificate to reveal the York tiara – a gift from the Queen.

The York tiara is a treasured family diadem and more than likely to make a comeback at Princess Eugenie’s wedding this Friday.

Sarah Ferguson Fashion – In Pictures

30 show all Fergie’s wedding dress was ultimate 80s puffball PA Archive/PA Images

2/30 1987

Power shoulders and a nautical theme PA Archive/PA Images

3/30 1990

Rocking pale pink satin and her trademark white gloves PA Archive/PA Images

4/30 1990

This jacket and silk scarf combo feels very autumn/ winter 2018 PA

5/30 1991

A chic crop and polka dots for a day at the polo PA

6/30 1991

Polka dots and a velvet Alice band for the school run PA

7/30 1991

Nailing a countryside chic look for the Christmas morning service at Sandringham Church PA Archive/PA Images

8/30 1991

A vision in olive satin and chiffon PA Archive/PA Images

9/30 1991

Upping the airport style ante in a tartan kilt and velvet jacket at Heathrow PA

10/30 1992

Denim maxi and a preppy jacket for the school run PA

11/30 1992

Head-to-toe marshmallow pink and pleats at Heathrow after a visit to Edinburgh. PA

12/30 1992

Tonal 70s-inspired look? Check. Uber cute twinning daughters? Check. PA

13/30 1993

Going for green at a party at the Savoy PA

14/30 1993

One glove on, one glove off… a signature Fergie move PA

15/30 1993

If Lady Gaga married into royalty, we like to think she’d dress a lot like this. Bravo Fergie PA

16/30 1999

Yes we’ll have that choker please thanks PA Archive/PA Images

17/30 2000

Gorgeous in pastel pink sequinned gown by Ben de Lisi for the Serpentine Gallery 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner PA

18/30 2002

Just the right side of raunchy for a Garrard party at the Tower of London PA

19/30 2003

Channeling 60s mod to launch the Guildford Book Festival PA Archive/PA Images

20/30 2003

Chic and simple Getty Images

21/30 2005

Proof that redheads can wear red Getty Images

22/30 2007

Rocking monochrome satin with Rihanna Getty Images

23/30 2007

Pretty and polished in a tweed skirt suit Getty Images

24/30 2007

Twinning with Princess Beatrice at the Fashion Relief Show at London Fashion Week Getty Images

25/30 2008

Aubergine velvet dress cot of dreams Getty Images

26/30 2015

Oozing old school Hollywood glamour on the Fashion For relief charity fashion show Getty Images

27/30 2016

Monochrome mastery at Royal Ascot… and those wrist bows! Getty Images

28/30 2017

The dress is cheekily short but one look at those divine green shoes and all is forgiven Getty Images for Celebrity Fight

29/30 2017

A gold chain necklace and veiled headpiece give this skirt suit added interest Getty Images

30/30 2018

Adios, Ciao, Adieu. Fergie we salute you and your one un-gloved hand (gloved hand not pictured) Getty Images

1/30 1986

Fergie’s wedding dress was ultimate 80s puffball PA Archive/PA Images Power shoulders and a nautical theme PA Archive/PA Images Rocking pale pink satin and her trademark white gloves PA Archive/PA Images This jacket and silk scarf combo feels very autumn/ winter 2018 PA A chic crop and polka dots for a day at the polo PA Polka dots and a velvet Alice band for the school run PA Nailing a countryside chic look for the Christmas morning service at Sandringham Church PA Archive/PA Images A vision in olive satin and chiffon PA Archive/PA Images Upping the airport style ante in a tartan kilt and velvet jacket at Heathrow PA Denim maxi and a preppy jacket for the school run PA Head-to-toe marshmallow pink and pleats at Heathrow after a visit to Edinburgh. PA Tonal 70s-inspired look? Check. Uber cute twinning daughters? Check. PA Going for green at a party at the Savoy PA One glove on, one glove off… a signature Fergie move PA If Lady Gaga married into royalty, we like to think she’d dress a lot like this. Bravo Fergie PA Yes we’ll have that choker please thanks PA Archive/PA Images Gorgeous in pastel pink sequinned gown by Ben de Lisi for the Serpentine Gallery 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner PA Just the right side of raunchy for a Garrard party at the Tower of London PA Channeling 60s mod to launch the Guildford Book Festival PA Archive/PA Images Chic and simple Getty Images Proof that redheads can wear red Getty Images Rocking monochrome satin with Rihanna Getty Images Pretty and polished in a tweed skirt suit Getty Images Twinning with Princess Beatrice at the Fashion Relief Show at London Fashion Week Getty Images Aubergine velvet dress cot of dreams Getty Images Oozing old school Hollywood glamour on the Fashion For relief charity fashion show Getty Images Monochrome mastery at Royal Ascot… and those wrist bows! Getty Images The dress is cheekily short but one look at those divine green shoes and all is forgiven Getty Images for Celebrity Fight A gold chain necklace and veiled headpiece give this skirt suit added interest Getty Images Adios, Ciao, Adieu. Fergie we salute you and your one un-gloved hand (gloved hand not pictured) Getty Images

Where did the newlyweds go on honeymoon?

Andrew and Sarah enjoyed a five-day honeymoon aboard the royal yacht Britannia in the Azores Islands, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic off Portugal.

How many people watched the Royal Wedding in 1986?

Around 100,000 people gathered to watch Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s first kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

The BBC reported that 500 million television viewers tuned in to watch their wedding service.

Princess Eugenie’s ceremony tomorrow is also likely to attract a large audience.

Princess Eugenie’s wedding has scandal-plagued Fergie back in the royal spotlight

For excitable royal watchers, the most interesting thing about the Friday wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, won’t be the eye-popping hats or the couple’s carriage ride through the streets of Windsor.

It’s the anticipation of the moment cantankerous Prince Philip must acknowledge the mother of the bride, Sarah Ferguson, former brand ambassador for Weight Watchers, at the ceremony inside St George’s Chapel.

There’s even a chance the 97-year-old consort to Queen Elizabeth II might stay away from the nuptials altogether, so contemptuous is he of his one-time daughter-in-law.

The UK’s Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday that he will decide on the morning itself whether he will attend, though Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told The Post his pride wouldn’t allow him to miss the occasion because of Fergie.

“It would be very small-minded of him to let it get in the way,” she said. “He is very close to Eugenie and, even given his age, wouldn’t miss her big day.”

Royal author Duncan Larcombe agreed, adding that there will likely be an awkward moment when he sets eyes on Fergie.

“Don’t expect pistols at dawn, but there’s no love lost between them,” said the writer of the biography “Prince Harry: The Inside Story.”

“If there’s one thing the Windsors are good at, it’s holding a grudge.”

Philip has snubbed the Duchess of York ever since the summer of 1992. That’s when the spirited redhead was photographed having her toes sucked by a man who was not her father-in-law’s favorite son.

‘Don’t expect pistols at dawn, but there’s no love lost between them. If there’s one thing the Windsors are good at, it’s holding a grudge.’

But the ex-wife of Prince Andrew will be front and center at their younger daughter’s marriage. The swanky affair will be shown live on TLC.

Said Charles Rae, a veteran royal correspondent: “Fergie will be the second-most important person there, after the bride.

“She makes steam come out Philip’s ears, but she will behave like the cat that got the cream.”

The diva-like presence of Sarah, Duchess of York, raises questions about the 58-year-old’s role in the royal family today and how it may change in the future. It’s no secret she has been treated as an interloper by other prominent members such as Prince Charles and Prince William for a quarter of a century.

But, earlier this year, she made an extraordinary comeback after being invited to the star-studded spring nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Some of the crowd’s wildest applause was reserved for Fergie when she strutted to the chapel, head held high, in a fitted navy and pink ensemble.

“We’ve seen a resurgence, mostly because of the fanfare around her arrival in May,” noted Seward. “She was super-friendly to everyone and it reminded people of how she used to be when she first appeared on the scene.

“The small glimpse we had of her that day was like the Fergie of old.”

The British public fell in love with naval officer Prince Andrew’s bubbly bride when she kissed him — a little too enthusiastically — on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day in July 1986.

As a child, the flame-haired daughter of Major Ron Ferguson, who ran The Guards Polo Club for Prince Philip, used to play tag with her future husband behind the stands at games. She was accustomed to meeting the Queen. When Fergie and the Prince began dating as adults, it seemed like the perfect match.

She appeared to have a jolly, everyday persona, embraced her royal duties and never seemed as shy as her one-time confidante, Princess Diana, wife of Prince Charles.

However, things quickly soured between the Brits and Fergie in 1987 after she ill-advisedly competed in a farcical British TV game show clad in medieval fancy dress. Reports surfaced of her extravagant spending. After the birth of her daughters, she gained weight and the tabloids brutally called her “The Duchess of Pork.” Later, Diana stopped speaking to her after she wrote in her biography that Di gave her plantar warts from a pair of borrowed shoes. They never got around to making up before Diana’s death in 1997.

Princess Beatrice, Sarah Ferguson and Princess EugenieGetty Images

Meanwhile, her relationship with Andrew deteriorated largely because of his long absences at sea and, when he was home, his penchant for vegging out in front of the TV. An announcement of their amicable separation was made in March 1992. It didn’t stop one BBC diplomatic correspondent from telling viewers: “The knives are out for Fergie in the palace.”

Three months later, explosive paparazzi pictures emerged of Fergie cavorting topless with her financial adviser, Johnny Bryan, in the South of France. Her children were in some of the other frames.

“She was at the Queen’s Scottish estate of Balmoral when the news broke,” recalled Rae, pointing out that, despite the separation, Fergie was still welcome as part of the family at that stage. “She was immediately told by an adviser that it would be best if she left for London.”

Subsequent scandals leading up to her divorce in 1996 included the Duchess being $6.5 million in debt to the royal bank, Coutts, due to her love of travel, clothing and luxury spas. In 1995, Lord Charteris, the Queen’s former private secretary, furiously branded her “a vulgarian. Vulgar, vulgar, vulgar.”

Explained Rae: “Her father was interviewed by the papers and said, ‘That’s what daughters do. They overspend.’ It showed what kind of world these people lived in.”

The mother of two attempted to pay off her creditors by relaunching herself in America over an 11-year period. After the divorce, she endorsed companies such as Weight Watchers, Wedgwood pottery and Avon makeup, regularly crossing the pond on business. After a while, she took a home in the US.

But back in the UK, the hapless Duchess continued to make headlines for the wrong reasons. In 2010, she was videotaped by undercover reporters “selling access” to Prince Andrew, then a British government trade envoy, to a supposed Arab sheik for $665,000.

A year later, she appeared on Oprah and admitted that she had been tipsy during the meeting. She also blamed herself for numerous other mistakes. The women’s friendship led to Fergie appearing in a nine-part TV series, “Finding Sarah,” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, in which she met with the likes of financial adviser Suze Orman (who had stern words about her overspending) and Dr. Phil.

It was around this time that she worked with a New York-based media consultant who spoke to The Post on condition of anonymity.

“She was determined to make it in the States because she was an outcast in the UK,” said the consultant. “She’d had enough contact with gurus to want to become one. She wanted to be the next Oprah, basically. She was the Becky Sharp of her era.”

Her ambitions were never realized, possibly because of her reluctance to make decisions.

“The problem with Fergie was that she’d meet business people, agree to everything they said and then meet another group and do the same,” said the source. “She was bitterly disappointed she never made it Stateside. If she suddenly got a call from ABC, she’d be all over it.

“She loves the American people and their positive attitude. She was basically born in the wrong country.”

She threw herself into her nonprofits, including Children in Crisis, an international aid organization, but trouble knocked on her door once again in 2012. Turkey issued an international arrest warrant for Fergie, claiming she’d broken the law by trespassing with a TV crew at an orphanage and invading the privacy of children. Luckily for the former royal, the case fizzled out.

“She is 100 percent devoted to her charity work,” said Seward, whose forthcoming book, “My Husband and I,” documents the Queen’s 70-year marriage. “She’s a big-hearted person.”

Princess Eugenie and Jack BrooksbankGetty Images

And big hearts need big paychecks. She receives no stipend from the royal family (though, in the past, she has enjoyed bailouts from Prince Andrew and his shady pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein). As Page Six exclusively revealed this week, Fergie has just been appointed pitch person for the “Italiano Diet” after signing a contract with controversial dietitian Jean Lucca Mech. The regime allows followers to eat pizza, pasta and even chocolate as a means to lose weight.

The money will certainly help the Duchess live in the manner to which she has become accustomed. She resides, rent-free, with her ex-husband at Royal Lodge, the former home of the Queen Mother on the royal Windsor estate. Sharing houses has been their on-and-off living arrangement ever since their divorce. According to Seward, it works exceptionally well. Neither Prince Andrew nor Fergie has remarried or carried on serious relationships since their split, although Fergie was romantically linked for several years to her “companion,” Italian Count Gaddo della Gherardesca.

“Andrew is her best friend and they get on better than they did when they were married,” Seward said. Interviewed for her 18th birthday in Tatler magazine in 2008, Princess Eugenie, now 28, called her parents “the best divorced couple I know.”

The former husband and wife bought a $17 million chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, in 2015. There, Fergie hosted Prince Harry and his then-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, for a vacation. Despite being left off the guest list at his brother William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, in April 2011, the Duchess has developed a warm and lasting relationship with Harry.

“She was very good to him,” said Seward. “And it was nice that he invited her to his wedding to Meghan, albeit just the ceremony and lunch.

“Fergie wasn’t invited to the evening party, even though her ex-husband and children were. She is constantly reminded that she’s an in-betweener.”

Asked whether Sarah might remarry Andrew, Seward is not convinced. “The reason she hasn’t already is the reason she got out of the royal family. It was just too stifling. Now she’s got the best of both worlds, living with her prince without the restrictions of being married to him,” she said.

Rae, author of “The People’s Princess” and “The Queen Mum — Her First Hundred Years,” disagrees. He can hear a second round of wedding bells — but only after the death of Prince Philip.

“It would never happen in his lifetime,” he told The Post. “If the Queen were still monarch, she may well give her permission, but if Prince Charles is king, it might be more difficult.

“That said, when Charles has the top job, with Camilla advising him, he might not give a hoot.”

One thing’s for certain: Fergie can’t wait for the more immediate happening of Eugenie’s wedding to entrepreneur Brooksbank. The occasion is set to rival Harry and Meghan’s for glamour and celebrity. As well as David and Victoria Beckham, guests include Sir Elton John, James Blunt, Sophie Dahl and Robbie Williams.

The Queen will lay on a lavish lunch for the 850 guests after the newlyweds parade through Windsor in an open-top horse-drawn carriage. The procession — supposedly insisted upon by Prince Andrew, who wants his daughter to enjoy all the trappings of royalty — has caused controversy in the UK because taxpayers are footing the $3.5 million security bill. More than 18,000 people signed a petition addressed to the House of Commons requesting that the royal family pay for Eugenie’s wedding in full.

But the man on the street won’t be responsible for the sumptuous after-party at Royal Lodge over which Fergie will preside on Friday night and well into Saturday.

“She will love her moment back in the sun,” concluded Rae. After all, by the time of these revelries, Prince Philip should be safely tucked up in bed with a mug of warm cocoa.

Sarah Ferguson Reveals Why She Was So Upset About Being Banned From Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding

Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson technically has not been a member of the royal family since she and Prince Andrew divorced back in 1996. However, she and the Duke of York do have two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, so Fergie has attended some royal events with her children over the years.

Before Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank on Oct. 12, 2018, Ferguson attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding but seeing her there reminded some that she wasn’t invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s in 2011. The Duchess of York did previously reveal that she was very upset about that.

Sarah Ferguson | Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Here’s what she had to say and why she was banned from the future king’s wedding.

Fergie reveals how she felt about not being invited

After she was snubbed from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s royal wedding, Ferguson told Oprah Winfrey that it was difficult not being allowed to attend the affair.

“I wanted to be there with my girls … to be getting them dressed and to go as a family,” Fergie admitted. “Also, it was so hard, because the last bride up that aisle was me.”

Fergie added that it was actually her ex-husband who tried to cheer her up and told her, “’It’s OK. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect.’ He made me feel part of the day on April the 29th.”

Fergie was also banned from this event

Sarah Ferguson at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Fast forward to May 2018 and the duchess was invited to the wedding of Princess Diana‘s other son. But even though she was invited to St. George’s Chapel to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows, she was left off the guest list for the couple’s evening reception thrown by Harry’s father, Prince Charles.

The Prince of Wales did, however, invite Andrew, Beatrice, and Eugenie.

An insider commented on Ferguson’s snub from the evening party, saying, “She is not a member of the royal family anymore and Prince Charles simply doesn’t have time for her. He just can’t see why she is still such a big part of his brother’s life.”

What her relationship with the other royals is like today

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Although her relationship with Prince Philip and Prince Charles may not be great, Fergie does have a very good relationship with some other members of the royal family including her ex-husband and Queen Elizabeth II.

Ferguson and the Duke of York get along so well that they still live together under the same roof. And as for Her Majesty, she wasn’t happy with the duchess after her public scandals while married to her son but over the years the two have rebuilt their friendship.

In 2018, a source told The Sydney Morning Herald that the queen and Fergie have started meeting again and enjoy tea together.

“The queen always tries to see the best in people and she has stayed in close touch, even having tea with regularly at Windsor,” the source said.

Read more: Is This Finally Proof That Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson Have Rekindled Their Romance?

© PA/AAP Sarah Ferguson could become the first mother-of-the-bride at a Royal Wedding to be recorded on the marriage certificate Sarah Ferguson has made quite the comeback into the Royal Family in recent years.

But now, The Duchess of York could make history when Princess Beatrice gets married next year.

Fergie, could become the first mother-of-the-bride at a Royal Weddi bvcx zng to be recorded on the marriage certificate.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are likely to get married at St George’s Chapel where younger sister Princess Eugenie and cousin Prince Harry also wed.

© PA/AAP Currently Church of England only list the bride’s father’s names and occupation but there are changes to marriage registration Therefore the ceremony would be a Church of England one.

Currently, the Church of England marriage certificates only list the father-of-the bride’s name and occupation, with no mention of mum.

However, a big change is underway for church marriage records.

A private members’ bill brought about by the Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, received Royal Assent in parliament in March this year, however the changes are yet to filter through.

© PA/AAP If the changes come into effect before Princess Beatrice’s wedding both Prince Andrew and Fergie will be on the marriage documents The Bishop described the current rules as “archaic and unchanged since Victorian times, where children were seen as fathers’ property, and little consideration was given to mothers’ roles in raising children”.

The changes allow mothers’ names to be included on all marriage registrations, not just those for weddings in the Church of England faith.

It’s expected the document changes could come into play by early 2020 – when Beatrice will tie the knot with Edo.

The couple are yet to announce details of the nuptials having just announced their engagement this week.

© PA/AAP Fergie made an emotional post to news of her eldest daughter’s engagement Fergie made an emotional post on social media following the news from her eldest daughter.

“I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy,” the mother-of-two wrote in an emotional caption alongside an array of new pictures of the happy couple.

“I am so proud of this sensational news. Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law.”

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    Grab your fascinator and a bouquet, another royal wedding is on the way.

    Princess Beatrice, 31, the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is engaged to 34-year-old Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Britain’s royal family announced Thursday.

    Beatrice and her family, including younger sister Eugenie, 29, took to social media to share the happy news.

    “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together,” the pair said in a statement released by Buckingham Palace and shared by Beatrice on Twitter. “We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

    Eugenie noted in her Instagram post that she took the photos the couple used to announce their engagement, writing, “Beabea – wow! I’m so happy for you my dearest big sissy and dear Edo. It’s been a long time coming and you two are meant to be.”

    Beatrice, ninth in line to the British throne, and Mozzi, described by the BBC as a “property tycoon,” got engaged in Italy earlier this month. They plan to wed next year, according to Buckingham Palace.

    It will be the second wedding in as many years for the daughters of Andrew and Sarah, the Duke and Duchess of York.

    Princess Eugenie, 10th in line to the throne, wed Jack Brooksbank last October at a high-profile wedding that took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan wed in May 2018.

    The wedding was attended by the British royal family, including Eugenie and Beatrice’s cousins Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as celebrities including Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

    Beatrice’s wedding will be a happy time for the family, including Prince Andrew, who has been under the spotlight because of his alleged ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew walked Eugenie down the aisle at her wedding.

    Buckingham Palace said Thursday of Beatrice and Mozzi’s upcoming wedding, “Further details will be announced in due course.”