George and Amal Clooney will reprise their show-stopping appearance in May, as Eugenie’s beau, Jack Brooksbank, is the European rep for Clooney’s tequila brand, Casamigos.
Royal wedding stalwarts David and Victoria Beckham will be there, too.
Eugenie’s will be one of the biggest weddings yet staged in Windsor, and seats in the nave of the church are being rearranged to face the aisle in order to make room for additional chairs.
The message seems to be: Anything Harry and Meghan can do, Eugenie and Jack can do better—and the wedding dress is another area where the House of York has an opportunity to trump the House of Sussex.
Eugenie told British Vogue: “I’m not telling anyone who is making it, but I can say it is a British-based designer,” which has led to a flurry of bets on Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, and Alice Temperley.
After the 11 a.m. ceremony, all the guests will have lunch in St. George’s Hall, followed by a more exclusive party for a select 400 at Prince Andrew’s home—Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.
The event also represents an important opportunity for Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, to rebrand herself, a process she has been engaged in for over a decade. In the front row of St. George’s Chapel, she will be within spitting distance of her former father-in-law, Prince Philip (although one hopes he won’t actually spit).