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Friday, 12 October 2018

The proud father of the bride lends a helping hand as newlyweds Eugenie and Jack leave their champagne wedding breakfast in a rare James Bond car to kick off two days of celebrations

  • Newlyweds have started 48 hours of partying with funfair organised by planners behind Beckham nuptials 
  • Princess Eugenie marries fiance Jack Brooksbank who told her: 'You look perfect' and 'Oh break my heart' 
  • Couple shared two passionate kisses on the steps of St George's Chapel before carriage ride through Windsor
  • 850 people attended service including all royals led by Queen and Prince Philip - but Camilla stayed away 
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to church where they walked down the aisle five months ago
  • Naomi Campbell, Liv Tyler, Demi Moore, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding and Kate Moss among the VIPs 
  • Queen was accompanied by Prince Philip who was desperate to attend granddaughter's wedding aged 97
Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have already started two days of partying with their royal relatives and celebrity friends after a poignant father's farewell from Prince Andrew.
The couple have enjoyed an afternoon reception inside Windsor Castle's St George's Hall organised by the Queen where the 850 guests enjoyed finger food and wedding cake all washed down with Pol Roger champagne. 
MailOnline can reveal that during a series of tear-jerking speeches the Duke of York broke with royal tradition to give his new son-in-law a hug in front of the Queen. 
Jack's speech was ‘filled with devotion to Eugenie’ and he told his new wife she 'lights up his life and makes him feel complete'. 
Poignantly the father of the bride then waited by the castle door and held her train as she climbed into a rare DB10 Aston Martin with the help of older sister Beatrice. 
Tonight Eugenie's divorced parents will host 'one hell of a party' at the family home, insiders have said. 
The Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park has had a fairground set up in the garden, complete with dodgems and a coconut shy and after a wild night tonight the celebrations will go into Saturday, with a 'more relaxed' bash with a 'festival vibe' lasting all day. 
Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Duchess of York, have brought in the company who helped plan the Beckhams' reception for their daughter's own celebrity-packed royal wedding attended by A-listers including Naomi Campbell, Liv Tyler, Demi Moore, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, James Blunt and Kate Moss. 
One source said: 'There will be dodgems and funfair rides, coconut shies, lots of food stalls, loads of cocktails, bloody Marys for the hangovers and a festival vibe' while the family's gardener said: 'The setup looks amazing so I'm sure it will be one hell of a party.' 
The Queen and the Duke of York have paid for Eugenie and Jack's three wedding parties from their own funds, the Palace has said. 
Newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have already started two days of partying with their royal relatives and celebrity friends after a poignant father's farewell from Prince Andrew.
The couple have enjoyed an afternoon reception inside Windsor Castle's St George's Hall organised by the Queen where the 850 guests enjoyed finger food and wedding cake all washed down with Pol Roger champagne. 
MailOnline can reveal that during a series of tear-jerking speeches the Duke of York broke with royal tradition to give his new son-in-law a hug in front of the Queen. 
Jack's speech was ‘filled with devotion to Eugenie’ and he told his new wife she 'lights up his life and makes him feel complete'. 
Poignantly the father of the bride then waited by the castle door and held her train as she climbed into a rare DB10 Aston Martin with the help of older sister Beatrice. 
Tonight Eugenie's divorced parents will host 'one hell of a party' at the family home, insiders have said. 
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, watched by the Duke of York, leave Windsor Castle after their wedding reception hosted by the Queen this afternoon
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, watched by the Duke of York, leave Windsor Castle after their wedding reception hosted by the Queen this afternoon
Andrew then wrestled with Eugenie's train as his youngest daughter began her new life as a married woman

Andrew then wrestled with Eugenie's train as his youngest daughter began her new life as a married woman
Her older sister Beatrice also helped her sibling into a rare DB10 Aston Martin made for the James Bond movie Spectre ahead of two days of partying
Her older sister Beatrice also helped her sibling into a rare DB10 Aston Martin made for the James Bond movie Spectre ahead of two days of partying
The couple looked so happy and waved as they drove away from Windsor Castle to change with Jack behind the wheel
The couple looked so happy and waved as they drove away from Windsor Castle to change with Jack behind the wheel
You may kiss the bride: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank share a tender moment on the steps of St George's Chapel

Jack and his new wife Eugenie exit the chapel after their royal wedding ceremony, followed by a procession of bridesmaids and page boys

The newest royal couple: Jack and Eugenie walk down the West Steps of St George's chapel after their wedding, attended by 850 family and friends

Jack and Eugenie of York survey the crowd at the extraordinary entrance to the church where Meghan and Harry also wed
Jack and Eugenie of York survey the crowd at the extraordinary entrance to the church where Meghan and Harry also wed
The newly married couple seem delighted as they sit tight in the royal carriage as it passes through the streets of Windsor
The newly married couple seem delighted as they sit tight in the royal carriage as it passes through the streets of Windsor
The newly married couple couldn't have been happier and waved enthusiastically during the tour of Windsor in the Scottish State Coach
The newly married couple couldn't have been happier and waved enthusiastically during the tour of Windsor in the Scottish State Coach
Who's who? RIGHT: 1.Prince Andrew, Duke of York 2.Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York 3.Princess Beatrice 4.Peter Phillips 5.Autumn Phillips 6.Mike Tindall 7.Zara Tindall 8.Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor 9.Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece 10.Crown Princess Marie Chantal 11.Princess Marie-Olympia 12.The Queen 13.Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 14.Prince Charles 15.William, Duke of Cambridge 16.Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 17.Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 18.Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex 19.Anne, Princess Royal 20.Timothy Laurence 21.Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 23.Duke of Gloucester 24.Earl of Wessex 25.James, Viscount Severn 26.Sophie, Countess of Wessex 27.Duke of Kent 28.Prince Michael of Kent 29.Princess Michael of Kent 30.Frederick Windsor 31.Lady Frederick Windsor 32.Gabriella Windsor 33.Thomas Kingston LEFT: 34-35.Mr and Mrs Alexander Farr 36-37.Mr and Mrs Wiliam Gayner 38-9.Mr and Mrs Rory Chichester, 46.Nicola Brooksbank 47.Amy Rodgers 48.David Broosksbank 49.Christopher Newton 50.John Newton 57.Robbie Williams 58. Ayda Field 59.Gwen Field 60. Olivier De Givency 61.Zoe Givency 62.Naomi Campbell
Who's who? RIGHT: 1.Prince Andrew, Duke of York 2.Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York 3.Princess Beatrice 4.Peter Phillips 5.Autumn Phillips 6.Mike Tindall 7.Zara Tindall 8.Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor 9.Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece 10.Crown Princess Marie Chantal 11.Princess Marie-Olympia 12.The Queen 13.Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 14.Prince Charles 15.William, Duke of Cambridge 16.Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 17.Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 18.Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex 19.Anne, Princess Royal 20.Timothy Laurence 21.Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 23.Duke of Gloucester 24.Earl of Wessex 25.James, Viscount Severn 26.Sophie, Countess of Wessex 27.Duke of Kent 28.Prince Michael of Kent 29.Princess Michael of Kent 30.Frederick Windsor 31.Lady Frederick Windsor 32.Gabriella Windsor 33.Thomas Kingston LEFT: 34-35.Mr and Mrs Alexander Farr 36-37.Mr and Mrs Wiliam Gayner 38-9.Mr and Mrs Rory Chichester, 46.Nicola Brooksbank 47.Amy Rodgers 48.David Broosksbank 49.Christopher Newton 50.John Newton 57.Robbie Williams 58. Ayda Field 59.Gwen Field 60. Olivier De Givency 61.Zoe Givency 62.Naomi Campbell

Prince Andrew reveals his son-in-law obeyed a strict command intended for his dog in moving speech

Prince Andrew brushed aside tradition and hugged his new son-in-law at the Queen's reception after the royal wedding.
The Royal Family and wedding guests attended a reception in Windsor Castle's St George's Hall after the wedding ceremony today.
The Duke of York reportedly gave a lovely speech about the happy couple and kicked aside royal conventions to embrace Jack Brooksbank, guests told MailOnline.
The groom's old headmaster Anthony Wallersteiner said of the hug: 'It was the high point for everyone. The Duke said, "I'm going to break York House rules now", and he went over and gave Jack a big hug.
'It was in front of everyone, even the Queen. It was a huge moment, a human moment.'
The highlight of Prince Andrew's speech, he said, was a joke involving his new son-in-law, Jack Brooksbank, and the prince's highland terrier, who is also called Jack.
'The Duke of York told a wonderful joke in his speech,' Mr Wallersteiner said. 'He recalled that his dog Jack was sitting on a chair and he shouted, 'Jack, get off!'
'The dog didn't move, he said, but Jack Brooksbank shot up and fled.'
The groom's speech, his old headmaster said, was 'filled with devotion to Eugenie'.
'That was most of his speech,' he said. 'The first thing he said was that his bride looked utterly stunning.
'He talked about how she lights up his life and makes him feel complete. There was a real sense that he absolutely means it. It was so touching.'
Eugenie herself did not make a speech, he added, but she looked 'absolutely radiant and beautiful.' 
Pianist Peter Roper-Curzon, who accompanied singer Andrea Bocelli, told MailOnline: ‘We had risotto, but I never got any cake' and his wife Victoria added: ‘Eugenie looked beautiful, really absolutely stunning.’
Finger food was served at the reception and a particular highlight was the baby coffee eclairs and one guest said: 'They were divine. We could barely concentrate on the speeches'.
The Aston Martin DB10 waiting for the couple was clearly a surprise for Eugenie who said "wow" and was left opened mouthed when she saw it.
Eight models were made to film the 2015 movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig, and Jack managed to get the keys to one of the coveted cars.
Eugenie first spotted the Aston Martin when the newlyweds arrived at the Equerry's entrance at Windsor Castle to say their goodbyes.
A few minutes before they arrived, the Duke of York strode from the castle to watch the Royal Household's transport manager Alex Garty arrive in the James Bond car and manoeuvre it into position.
Andrew joked he wanted it a few feet forward and quipped "no pressure" as Mr Garty gingerly moved the car.
When the bride tried to get into the Aston Martin the groom and Beatrice quickly realised they had to accommodate the large train of her wedding dress, designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
The pair spent a few minutes folding the yards of material into the Aston Martin before carefully shutting the door.
Sarah, Duchess of York and Mike and Zara Tindall were among the wedding guests who waved the couple off as they left to prepare for their evening celebrations.
This morning Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George's Chapel after marrying in a lavish ceremony.
The newlyweds had invited 850 royals, aristocrats, VIPs and friends - 150 more than Harry and Meghan when they married five months ago - and the security operation to protect them all will cost taxpayers £2million.
The bride, 28, could not stop grinning at her groom during their hour-long service in the spectacular setting at Windsor Castle but Jack, 30, looked overcome with emotion throughout.
Mr Brooksbank told Eugenie: 'You look perfect' and also 'oh, break my heart' as she arrived at the altar and she joked: 'Aren't you going to hold my hand?' as she calmed his nerves.  
Wearing a backless dress showing the scars from a back operation aged 12, Eugenie had grabbed her father Andrew's arm as they walked up the steps of the church and down the aisle to start her married life. 
Her proud mother Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, looked tearful as she sat with her eldest child Beatrice to see her youngest daughter married.
After exchanging their vows the couple beamed as they walked out of the church and kissed in front of 1,200 people before their short carriage ride through Windsor and back to the castle for their reception. 
The service itself was more traditional than Harry and Meghan's more multicultural gospel ceremony with a greater focus on hymns and choral music.
Eugenie was visibly shocked by the sports car made for a Bond film and was heard gasping 'Wow' when she saw it and climbed in
Eugenie was visibly shocked by the sports car made for a Bond film and was heard gasping 'Wow' when she saw it and climbed in
Jack was behind the wheel and they went off to get changed ahead of tonight's party hosted by her parents as a crowd of friends and family wave behind them
Jack was behind the wheel and they went off to get changed ahead of tonight's party hosted by her parents as a crowd of friends and family wave behind them
The Queen is said to have paid for the afternoon reception in Windsor Castle's St George's Hall , which including champagne, nibbles and cake
The Queen is said to have paid for the afternoon reception in Windsor Castle's St George's Hall , which including champagne, nibbles and cake
Prince Andrew, Beatrice, her mother the Duchess of York, as well as Mike Tindall and his wife Zara, who had already taken off her high heels

Prince Andrew, Beatrice, her mother the Duchess of York, as well as Mike Tindall and his wife Zara, who had already taken off her high heels

Royal couple plump for Autumn-inspired wedding cake 

Princess Eugenie's elaborate wedding cake is a towering creation, decorated in autumnal orange leaves and dark green ivy sugar work.
The five-tier centrepiece, made of layers of red velvet and chocolate, is covered in white icing and features the bride and groom's initials E and J in golden monograms around the base.
It was crafted by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot. 
The cake was mounted on a golden stand, and on show in the vast St George's Hall.
It contains up to 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self raising flour, and 20 kilos of sugar.
The cake consists of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake covered with butter cream and white icing.
Other ingredients include vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste and red food colouring to give the cake its distinctive hue. 
There was also opera star Andrea Bocelli's spine-tingling rendition of Ave Maria but a reading by Princess Eugenie from The Great Gatsby was an unconventional touch as was using abstract art on the back cover of the Order of Service. 
The Queen led the royal family at her granddaughter's wedding along with her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip. 
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were keen not to overshadow the biggest day of the couple's life and entered via a side door followed by William and Kate, whose children George and Charlotte had starring roles.
Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York, in a vibrant green outfit, was seated in the row in front of her former father-in-law the Duke of Edinburgh.
It is the first time the pair are believed to have been pictured together for 26 years, after Sarah was outcast from the royals following the famous 'toe-sucking scandal' - and 'Fergie' appeared to glance towards him.
The ceremony was more muted than Harry and Meghan's in the same venue just five months beforehand, with Zara Tindall telling the Duke of Sussex 'it's very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding'.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also spotted having a quiet word about the seating arrangement.
And as bridesmaid Princess Charlotte simply waved to adoring crowds from a car, Robbie Williams' daughter Teddy, sitting in front of her, repeatedly shouted 'hello!'. 
Maid of honour Princess Beatrice delivered a reading from F Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, with some on social media questioning the use of the excerpt from the tragic tale about conman Jay Gatsby.
Eugenie's wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold given by the Queen.
Princess Eugenie's dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train, Buckingham Palace said.
The low back feature was specifically requested by Princess Eugenie, who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis, a spokesman added.


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