Stars of the stage and screen turned the Gothic St George’s Chapel into a glamorous catwalk today as they watched Princess Eugenie exchange vows with Jack Brookshank.
The historic 15th Century chapel resembled something more akin to a fashion show as supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne took their places in a dizzying array of fascinators and haute couture.
Members of the royal family who sat along the front row of the chapel included mother of the bride, Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, who stepped into the role of the Maid of Honour and Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York.
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
From back row L-R: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Anne, Princess Royal and (front L-R) Sarah Ferguson Princess Beatrice of York, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall Lady Louise Windsor and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. Tradition dictates that the Queen and the rest of the royal family sit in the righthand choirs
More than 800 friends and family filled St George’s Chapel to watch the stunning ceremony
Sarah Ferguson seems to be trying to get someones attention as she sits next to Princess Beatrice at the wedding of Eugenie and Jack
Princess Eugenie was walked down the aisle by her father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York
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There are three main seating sections in the chapel; the left choir, right choir, and nave seating alongside the aisle.
The choir seating is closest to the bride and groom so reserved for members of the couple’s families.
Members of Princess Eugenie’s immediate family sat in the front row of the choir section while her cousins, Harry and William, along with Kate and Meghan, sat in the second row.
Tradition dictates that the Queen and the rest of the royal family sit in the righthand choirs.
There had been speculation over whether Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson and father, Prince Andrew would sit together at the ceremony following their divorce in 1996. But the pair remain on good terms and still live at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Women dressed to the nines and men in morning suits wandered the aisle and a din of chatter filled the chapel, making it feel more like a society soiree or VIP enclosure at a race meeting than a wedding service in a house of God.
With a star-studded guest list of 800 in the congregation, around 200 more than the number at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the seating was laid out differently, perhaps to accommodate the bigger crowd.
Naomi Campbell sat in the choir section alongside Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field.
Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice supported the supermodel at her Fashion for Relief Runway Show in 2008.
According to Harpers Bazaar Australia, Eugenie’s mother and Campbell have holidayed together in the past and in 2015, Ferguson walked at one of Campbell’s Fashion for Relief Foundation show.
Guests of Eugenie and Jack watch them as they leave St George’s chapel and head to the entrance, where their royal carriage awaits
From left to right: William, Kate, Harry and Meghan all sit together during the wedding of Eugenie and Jack
From left, Peter and Autumn Phillips with Mike and Zara Tindall. The group shared a joke as they waited for the bride and groom
The adorable flower girls and page boys followed closely behind the bride and her new husband
The Duke of Edinburgh arrives at the wedding in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, watched by the (back left to right) the Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, (front left to right) Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice and Peter Phillips
Front row right to left, Jack Brookbank’s side: Mr and Mrs Alexander Farr, Mr and Mrs Wiliam Gayner and Mr and Mrs Rory Chichester, 2nd row right to left, Nicola Brooksbank, Amy Rodgers, Mr and Mrs David Broosksbank, Mr and Mrs Christopher Newton, John Newton take their seats
On the back row of the groom’s side are, from right: Robbie Williams alongside his mother-in-law and wife Ayda Field, Naomi Campbell, Olivier De Givency and his wife Zoe Givency
Back row left to right: Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Front row left to right: Sarah, Duchess of York, Britain’s Princess Beatrice of York, and Peter Phillips
Sarah Ferguson, left, Princess Beatrice and Peter Phillips take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank
Radiant smile: Eugenie just can’t stop smiling as she is walked down the aisle by her father, the Duke of York
The royals: Jack and Eugenie can been seen at the top of the alter while the rest of the royals including the Queen and Prince Charles sit behind them
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex inside the chapel in Windsor at the wedding of Eugenie and Jack
Chairs were lined out facing into the aisle, with Kate Moss taking her seat on the front row in the nave, a familiar place for Moss who is in demand on ‘frows’ at fashion week every season.
The supermodel was joined by her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck and daughter Lila Grace.
Dressed in a delicate monochrome polka dot number, the fashion queen was seated around an hour before the ceremony began and chatted with her daughter and partner who were sitting behind her.
At one point, Lila Grace could be seen leaning forward and speaking into her mother’s ear.
Anyone with trouble finding their seat were helped along with name tags placed on each chair, a formality that was missing from Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
Not all guests were allocated a specific seat however, so ushers had to juggle between assigned and unassigned.
Taking his seat in the second row was comedian Jimmy Carr, who on arrival surveyed the congregation from the side and fiddled with his cufflinks.
Just a couple of seats down from Carr was Livin’ la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin, sitting next to his partner Jwan Yosef.
Guests of the wedding can be seen singing hymns and reading from the order of service inside of the chapel
Jack and Eugenie at the top of the alter at their wedding at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their seats ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle
Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor chat to one another in St George’s chapel
The Queen had to put her glasses on at the wedding while the Duke of Edinburgh wiped his eyes during the ceremony
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice of York walk through the chapel were Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank
On the other side of the aisle, pop star Ellie Goulding and her fiance Caspar Jopling sat next to one another.
The Burn singer could be seen glancing around the growing congregation and chatting to Jopling before the service started.
A guest rushed up to Goulding at one point and kissed her on both cheeks before moving off to take her own seat.
Other front row guests in the nave included broadcaster Stephen Fry, singer James Blunt and Richard Banson’s son Sam.
Other guests included actresses Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, Kiss Kiss singer Holly Valance, former footballer Jamie Redknapp, Delevingne sisters Cara and Poppy, broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock.
Back row from left, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Anne, front row left to right, Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice of York, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece attend the wedding
The look of love: the pair look excited and seem to be giggling before the start of the ceremony
he Duke and Duchess of Sussex were sat with the Princess Royal (right) for the ceremony. The Princess Royal wore and emerald green outfit with a matching hat
The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa was in the front row of the nave with her husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton.
Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy was chatting and mingling with friends to the side of the chapel before most guests took their seats.
Guests seated in the nave were able to watch the 17-member orchestra and also see the readings as they were delivered from the organ screen.
This meant guests in the nave at Eugenie’s wedding could see more and in turn may have felt more involved than they did at Harry’s nuptials.