Still bummed you didn’t make the cut for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s) guest list? Well, take heart. A royal wedding could still be in the cards for you — Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank just made a big announcement about their upcoming nuptials and if you’re in the U.K., you might be in luck.
“Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank would like to invite members of the public to join their wedding on 12 October, 2018, to attend inside the Precincts of Windsor Castle,” Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.
Per the palace, “1,200 members of the public will be able to view the arrival of the congregation and members of the royal family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch the start of the procession as the couple depart at the end of the wedding ceremony.”
So, you’re not getting inside during the service, but you’ll definitely be as close as any nonroyal guest could hope to get.
If you tuned into Harry and Meghan’s wedding (and devoured every detail about it leading up to the big day), you can expect many of the same traditions to be honored at Eugenie and Brooksbank’s wedding — starting with the venue of historic St. George’s Chapel within Windsor Castle.
Eugenie and Brooksbank will also be taking part in a carriage procession immediately following the service. However, theirs will be considerably shorter than Harry and Meghan’s.
For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to land an invite to attend, the big day will follow in Harry and Meghan’s wedding’s footsteps of being live streamed.
With less than 100 days until the day, we’re officially starting to feel that familiar royal wedding fever, and we’re certainly not the only ones. In a candid interview with The Sun, Brooksbank’s grandmother reportedly gushed, “I’m thrilled about it.”
Of course, she also said she never thought her grandson would wind up married to a royal. “He’s a charming boy and all that but not the most intelligent and I would never have thought this would happen… But Jack has always had lovely manners and has always been a good egg.”
According to the U.K.’s Express, the queen approves of the pairing too. She’s allegedly thrilled and believes Brooksbank to be a “thoroughly nice young man.”
Eugenie, who’s been with Brooksbank for seven years, clearly agrees with their grandmothers’ complimentary assessments of her soon-to-be husband. Let the royal wedding countdown commence!