Now that all the major happenings within the Prince Charles branch of the Royal family tree have come and gone, it’s only fitting that a little of the world’s attention should now be devoted to happy news for other members of the royal clan.
In 2018, so far, Queen Elizabeth and her family have seen the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child and his subsequent christening, the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, and even a seventh great-grandchild courtesy of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall. Quite a lot for one calendar year!!
But with the year only half over, we cannot imagine there being anything that could top those historic moments. Well, it may not top it but it sure earns a spot right up there with the rest!
We’re speaking of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, of course.
The younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duke and Duchess of York, is set to tie the knot on October 12th at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Sound familiar? It should. That’s the same venue in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their ‘I Dos’ in May.
Eugenie, 27, and her wine merchant fiancé Jack, 32, have been a couple for seven years and announced their engagement in January of this year. With less than three months to go before the big day, plans are starting to fall into place.
One of the most exciting details to emerge is that of the roles of little Prince George and his sister, Princess Charlotte.
The two older children of Prince William and Kate Middleton have become quite the little experts at serving in bridal parties, with two weddings already under their belts: Auntie Pippa and Uncle James Matthews' last year and Uncle Harry and Auntie Meghan’s nuptials just this May.
With that kind of résumé, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the pair has been given ‘promotions’ for the Autumn marriage.
Having already filled the role informally in Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Princess Charlotte stepped up and herded the other children, giving cues so they would go down the aisle at the right moment.
The three-year-old’s quick-thinking kept the procession running smoothly, preventing its descent into utter chaos.
Eugenie evidently noticed the little princess’ natural skill and decided to formally give her the position of head bridesmaid. I am sure she will fit the role perfectly!
And what about big brother George? Well, he too will bring his ‘years of experience’ to bear on October 12th, serving once again as a page boy for their cousin’s big day.
The other young attendants for the wedding include Theodora Rose Williams (5), Maud Windsor (4), Ines de Givenchy (2) and Ines' brother, Louis.
Sounds like a truly adorable line-up and we can hardly wait to see them all decked out in their wedding finery. The only question remains is: Will they steal the show?? I hope Eugenie and Jack know what they are doing!!
To look back on the beautiful wedding of Kate's sister Pippa, in which Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their wedding debuts, watch the video, below.