Princess Eugenie is on a mission to have the biggest, baddest, and most over-the-top royal wedding of all time with her fiance, Jack Brooksbank.
According to the Daily Mail, the Queen’s granddaughter is ensuring her wedding, which will take place on Oct. 12, is far more spectacular than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May nuptials by inviting hundreds of more guests to her big day.
Just how many people received an invite? About 850, which is about 250 more people than Harry and Meghan had at their wedding. Eugenie’s nuptials will be held at the same church as Meghan and Harry’s: St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The only problem is the church holds a maximum of 800 guests, meaning about 50 royal wedding watchers will be left out in the cold.
Some of the people who could be left in the standing room only section reportedly include some crossover guests from Harry and Meghan’s wedding, like George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field, and Tracey Emin, according to the Daily Mail.
And the similarities between the two weddings don’t stop there. After their wedding, Eugenie and Jack will also embark on a short carriage ride through a sea of well-wishers. They will then attend a wedding breakfast hosted by Eugenie's grandmother and father, Queen Elizabeth II and Andrew, Duke of York.
Like Harry and Meghan, Eugenie and Jack will then host a more intimate night party for 400 guests at the family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.
One person who may miss out on the wedding is Eugenie’s grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The 97-year-old is not only recovering from hip surgery but apparently can’t stand Eugenie’s mother, Fergie.
“He absolutely adores Eugenie. He can’t stand up for very long, which makes church services hard work, and he can’t stand Fergie, but he wants to see Eugenie married and, if he is fit enough to be there, he will be there. It won’t be easy,” an insider told the Daily Mail. “Philip and Sarah will be in relatively close proximity to each other and Sarah’s very nervous about it. People have been giving her some friendly advice. As long as she doesn’t go over the top on the day, it should all be fine.”
And, like Harry and Meghan's, this wedding too will come with a massive price tag. The dinner alone is reportedly setting the Yorks back $130,000. It better be tasty.