Pixie Geldolf and Julian Fellowes arrive for royal wedding

Hold on to your hats! Celebrities including Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell and Robbie Williams battle blustery conditions as they arrive at Windsor Castle for Princess Eugenie’s star-studded wedding

  • Pixie Geldof, Holly Vallance, Chelsy Davy, Jimmy Carr and Richard Bacon among celebrity arrivals today
  • James Blunt, Ellie Goulding, Ricky Martin, Julian Fellowes and Jamie Redknapp also arrive at Windsor Castle
  • Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie will marry tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank from 11am
  • They will say their vows at St George’s Chapel in front of congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests
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Demi Moore, Liv Tyler and Naomi Campbell led the star-studded arrivals to a windy Windsor this morning for Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding as the Queen’s granddaughter prepares to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony.

Eugenie and tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank will say their vows in the gothic surrounds of 15th century St George’s Chapel, in front of an 850-strong congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests at Windsor Castle. 

Model Pixie Geldof was among the first of the A-listers to arrive at Windsor Castle, in a salmon-pink dress, along with drummer George Barnett. Joining them were the comedian Jimmy Carr and his girlfriend Karoline Copping.

Conservative peer and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes was also among the early arrivals at St George’s Chapel ahead of the service at 11am, wearing a dark jacket and light-coloured waistcoat.

Broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock also arrived, as did Holly and Sam Branson. Kate Moss took her seat on the front row of the seating plan which is designed to face into the aisle. 


Robbie Williams held hands with his partner Ayda Field and her mother Gwen as they made their way to the chapel to watch the ceremony. Eugenie and Jack have been friends with the couple for several years after being introduced by Sarah Ferguson


Supermodel Naomi Campbell makes her way into the wedding of Eugenie and Jack at Windsor Castle this morning


Actress and model Liv Tyler arrives for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this morning


Demi Moore (right) arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel today


Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie and her husband George Barnett make their way to St George’s Chapel for the ceremony


Songstress Ellie Goulding (right), who performed ‘Your Song’ at Prince William and Kate’s 2011 wedding and has been friends with Eugenie for years. She is pictured with Susanna Warren, who used to date Guy Pelly, a friend of Princes William and Harry


Kate Moss and her 16-year-old daughter Lila Grace stroll into St George’s Chapel to watch Eugenie and Jack tie the knot. The pair both opted for fascinators and statement heels


Made in Chelsea star Ollie Proudlock and his fiancee Emma Louise Connolly arrive at the chapel to watch the royal wedding

Fashion queen Moss was wearing a delicate monochrome polka dot outfit. The model turned to the row behind where her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck was seated.

Robbie Williams got a cheer from the crowds when he arrived in a limousine. The former Take That singer was with his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field. Their six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids.

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Meanwhile, singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding arrived at the wedding in the same coach. You’re Beautiful singer Blunt was accompanied by his wife Sofia Wellesley. Livin’ La Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin was also there.

Property developer Nick Candy and wife Holly Candy, the singer formerly known as Holly Valance, also arrived. Lord of the Rings and Armageddon actress Liv Tyler turned up this morning wearing a dark jacket and long skirt.




Cara and Poppy Delevingne arrive for the wedding at a windy Windsor Castle this morning




Poppy arrives in a risqué flesh-baring lilac dress, holding her extravagant electric blue feathery fascinator on in the winds


James Blunt waves as he walks through Windsor to the chapel with his wife of four years Sofia Wellesley. He is a friend of Princess Eugenie and the pair were spotted together at Prince Harry’s fundraiser concert for his charity Sentebale in 2016


‘Kiss Kiss’ singer Holly Vallance makes her way into the castle with her luxury property developer husband Nick Candy


Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrived with Lady Melissa Percy, the Northumberland heiress, at the castle today


Cressida Bonas giggles as she arrives at St George’s Chapel. Eugenie played matchmaker and set up the actress and model with Prince Harry, but the pair split in 2014


Comedian Jimmy Carr arrives in a three-piece suit with his girlfriend Karoline Copping, in a calf-skimming flowery blue dress


Actor Sam Branson showcased blue checkered trousers and a navy jacket as he made his way to St George’s Chapel alongside scores of celebrity guests

Former footballer Jamie Redknapp arrived dressed in a morning suit. And Hollywood actress Demi Moore arrived wearing a burgundy dress and matching fascinator. She was preceded by supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrived this morning with Lady Melissa Percy, the Northumberland heiress, in a striking blue flared catsuit. Guests arrived holding their hats in the windy conditions.

But the streets of Windsor were mostly empty this morning, with hundreds of police officers lining the roads in a taxpayer-funded security presence that is said to be costing £2million.

Proud father the Duke of York will walk his daughter down the aisle. In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack paid tribute to his future wife, who is ninth in line to the throne, calling her a ‘bright shining light’. 


A practically dressed Rianne ten Haken arrives at Windsor Castle. The Dutch model slung a cosy cardigan over a red dress


Comedian Stephen Fry (right) arrives with his husband Elliott Spencer (left) to attend the wedding of Eugenie and Jack today


Tamara Beckwith arrives for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this morning


Richard Bacon walks through the grounds of Windsor Castle with a producer ahead of the wedding of Eugenie and Jack


Tracey Emin arrives for the wedding of Eugenie and Jack at Windsor Castle in the windy conditions this morning


Emma Joy Kitchener and Julian Fellowes arrive at the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack today


David Emanuel (right), who designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress, has also arrived, wearing a dark suit over a white T-shirt


Come back! A helpful guest kneels down to retrieve a black fascinator which flew off a lady’s head in gusty winds which swept through Windsor ahead of the royal wedding




Guests arrived holding their hats in the windy conditions outside Windsor Castle this morning




Guests hold onto their hats in the windy conditions as they walk towards Windsor Castle this morning


Wedding guests take their seats as they arrive for the wedding of Eugenie to Jack at St George’s Chapel this morning


Eugenie, 28, told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her ‘humble and generous’ husband-to-be had the ability to ‘make everyone feel so special’.

Timings for Eugenie and Jack’s Windsor wedding

7am – Doors open to the invited public through the Visitor Admission Centre on Castle Hill.

8.30am – 10.15am – Doors to St George’s Chapel open to the congregation. Wedding guests start arriving in Middle Ward. Organ music plays in the Chapel.

10.15am – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs.

From 10.25am – Members of the royal family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor, They take their seats in the Quire.

10.30am – Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, the parents of the groom, arrive at the West Door.

10.32am – Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York and Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice of York arrive by car at the West Door.

10.35am – Groom Jack Brooksbank and his best man and brother Thomas Brooksbank, arrive by car at the West Door.

10.52am – The Queen arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean and conducted to her seat in the Quire.

10.57am – Bride Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, arrive at the West Steps of St George’s Chapel

11am – The service begins.

12pm – The service ends and the bride and groom, the bridal party and the couple’s parents process to the West Door. The Queen and members of the royal family move from the Quire to the Galilee Porch. The bride and groom depart from the West Steps by carriage.

12.15pm – Eugenie and Jack arrive at Windsor Castle for their afternoon reception.

A royal fan eager to see Eugenie arrived in Windsor today, expecting large crowds to start gathering earlier in the week. Kerry Evans, 54, from Lincolnshire, has been in the crowds of well wishers at the past two royal weddings. 

She said: ‘I wanted to be part of the wedding and the traditions because it’s all part of being being British. I thought there would be lots of people arriving but there aren’t, I’ve been waiting and waiting.’

Speaking about comparisons between the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, she said: ‘She is still the granddaughter of the Queen, of course she’d get married here.

‘She’s a princess of this country so that must be quite hard to see another wedding in the same year.’

Royal super-fan John Loughney, from London, said he was happy to be there to share the day with Princess Eugenie.

The 63-year-old has been in the crowds for the last two royal weddings and was also outside the hospital for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

He said: ‘There’s only two people who will be truly proud today and that’s (Princess Eugenie’s) mother and father. They’ll be ever so proud to see their daughter married.’

‘Myself and all the royal fans wish them a very happy marriage.’

Mr Loughney arrived yesterday afternoon to bag a prime position from which to see the wedding procession.

Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York – who spent years as an outcast from the royal family following her split from Andrew, will also take centre stage for the high profile royal occasion.

Her former father-in-law Philip is said to have never forgiven ‘Fergie’ for the scandal she caused when she was caught in the infamous ‘toe-sucking’ incident, having her feet kissed by financial adviser John Bryan in 1992.  


Police officers line the empty streets of Windsor ahead of the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank


Police officers patrol the empty streets of Windsor this morning ahead of Eugenie and Jack’s royal wedding


Police arrive early this morning to line the streets ahead of Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor


Criticism has already been levied at the estimated £2million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie’s wedding


Police officers from different forces including from Gwent Police in Wales secure the area around Windsor Castle today


Police officers stand around next to the barriers in Windsor today amid low crowd numbers ahead of Eugenie’s wedding


Police officers line the top of buildings as they get ready for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding today




Two women arriving for the service this morning walk through Windsor this morning in windy conditions




Two guests hold onto their hats and headpieces as they make their way towards Windsor Castle this morning


Armed police officers walk down the Long Walk towards Windsor Castle before the royal wedding this morning


The Long Walk is pictured ahead of the royal wedding of Eugenie and Jack this morning

The couple’s Order of Service revealed that Jack will not be wearing a ring and Eugenie will not promise to obey her husband. Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform Bach’s Ave Maria.

From pop royalty to the real thing: Eugenie and Jack’s bridal party

Best Man

The groom’s brother, Thomas Brooksbank

Maid of Honour

The bride’s sister, Princess Beatrice

Bridesmaids

Princess Charlotte, three, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Savannah Phillips, seven, and Isla Phillips, six, daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips

Mia Tindall, four, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall

Maud Windsor, five, daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor – and the bride’s goddaughter

Theodora Williams, six, daughter of Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field

Page Boys

Prince George, five, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier and Zoe De Givenchy

Special Attendants

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

James, Viscount Severn, 10, son of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

A Gaelic Blessing will be sung by the choir, and maid of honour Princess Beatrice – Eugenie’s older sister – will read an extract from F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby.

The bride and groom have chosen a traditional marriage ceremony which features language such as ‘thou’ and ‘thee’ instead of ‘you’. 

David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, will officiate over the vows and give the address.

Stars at the nuptials included former Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda, whose six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also play a starring role among the young helpers, along with Zara and Mike Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla.

Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, is also a bridesmaid.

George will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.

Royal fans will be keen to see how the wedding compares to that of Harry and Meghan, who wed in the same venue just five months ago.

Crowds of more than 100,000 lined the streets for the duke and American former actress’ big day in May. Criticism has already been levied at the estimated £2million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie’s wedding.

The policing costs will have been increased by the 1km (0.6-mile) carriage ride the couple will make through the town after the ceremony.

But Eugenie, who is not a working royal, and Jack will not head up the Long Walk like Harry and Meghan, but take a shorter route back to the castle.

Windsor looks set to escape the worst of Storm Callum, but the conditions were blowy on the dry and cloudy day.


Tina Howe and Steph Higgins from Manchester pose in Union Jack attire ahead of the royal wedding this morning


Royal fans gather in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel today

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          A camerawoman interviews a royal fan waiting for the second royal wedding of the year on the streets of Windsor today


          Royal fans drape themselves in Union Jack flags as they hold a banner celebrating Jack and Eugenie’s wedding today


          Police search people in Windsor this morning ahead of the the royal wedding – which is the second one of the year


          Sarah Kent of the Met Office said: ‘The people trying to hold the train are going to have to be doing a good job if she’s got a long one because the breeze will be catching it.’

          Erdem is the favourite to have designed Eugenie’s wedding dress, with other suggestions including Suzannah and Stella McCartney.

          The Queen is hosting an afternoon reception afterwards in the castle, while an evening party is expected at the York family home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

          About 1,200 members of the public have been given balloted invites to the castle’s Lower Ward, as have charity representatives, children from Eugenie’s old schools, and royal household staff.

          Jack pays tribute to his ‘bright shining light’ Eugenie in TV interview as she describes him as ‘so humble’


          Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (centre) were interviewed by ITV This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

          Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a ‘bright shining light’.

          The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as ‘so humble and generous’ during a television interview ahead of their wedding.

          But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.

          She initially thought ‘what a silly hat’ Jack was wearing, but was ‘all butterflies and nervous’ when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.

          The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.

          After Eugenie replied ‘It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves’ she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.

          With her fiance beside her, the princess added: ‘I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.

          ‘I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.

          ‘I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.’

          The couple will wed on Friday at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel surrounded by the Queen other members of the royal family and famous faces including Robbie Williams with supermodel Cindy Crawford, David and Victoria Beckham, and George and Amal Clooney expected to be among the guests.


          Jack has paid tribute to his future wife Eugenie, calling her a ‘bright shining light’ during the interview with Holmes and Langsford

          Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: ‘She’s this bright shining light.’

          Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: ‘Jack’s the kind of guy, you know when you’re lost at a party and you can’t find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He’ll walk in and make everyone feel so special.

          ‘He’ll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you’re so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that’s two words…’

          The princess went on to say her ‘big sissy’ Princess Beatrice was someone ‘I’ve looked up to her whole life’ and that she’s the biggest supporter of ‘team Eug and Jack.’


          The Queen’s granddaughter described her fiance as ‘so humble and generous’ during the television interview ahead of their wedding

          Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: ‘It’s nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.’

          In reference to Jack, she added: ‘And you’re going to be at the end of the aisle, and I’m going to be running towards you!’

          Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a ‘bridezilla’, Jack said no, adding: ‘Eugenie has been amazing.

          ‘She’s been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.’

          Watch the interview and live coverage of the wedding on This Morning At The Royal Wedding at 9.25am on ITV.

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