They first met through friends during a ski break in Switzerland. Fast forward seven years, Princess Eugenie of York, the ninth in line to succeed the British throne, marries her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.
It is the second royal wedding of the year, after Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle back in May. As expected with the propriety of British royalty, the wedding also took place at the St George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle.
Aside from congratulating the husband and wife, wedding attendees used the day to showcase their fashion style (as one does when one attends such an occasion). Regal and modest were the overarching themes as guests donned their fascinators and designer dresses.
Swipe on to look at our picks of the best dressed at the wedding.
Before we get started on the guests, we had to spotlight the focus of the joyous day – Princess Eugenie herself. Pictured here, the princess wore a bespoke Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos gown for the wedding ceremony. It has been reported that Eugenie wanted a low v-neck dress to show off her surgery scars on her back from her scoliosis condition.
Later, Princess Eugenie changed into a Zac Posen creation for the private wedding dinner. It was a departure from tradition as previous royal brides, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, went fully with British designers (Zac Posen is American) for their weddings. That being said, Posen used British silk in the colour “blush of an English rose” and took creative inspiration from “the beauty of Windsor and the surrounding countryside”.
Despite being mother and daughter, Kate and Lila Moss took very different style routes. Kate went with an all-polka dot outfit while Lila layered a black fur jacket over her pink, flowy dress. However, they shared a common fashion favourite as both wore Philip Treacy hats.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrived in a tweed Ralph and Russo haute couture dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes and diamonds from Samer Halimeh. But the star of her outfit was a dramatic black Philip Treacy fascinator.
While the rest wore dresses and gown, British model/actress Cara Delevingne expressed her individuality with an unusual sartorial choice – a black tailored Emporio Armani tuxedo suit, and a sleek cigarette pants complete with a Chanel top hat. Chic.
American actress Demi Moore also rocked a monochromatic look – featuring a wine coloured Stella McCartney midi dress, another) Philip Treacy hat and finished her look with a satin bag aptly named “Demi” by Uruguayan designer Gabriela Hearst.
English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding attended the wedding in a powder blue Suzannah dress with a matching hued fascinator. Keeping with the minimalist theme, she kept her ensemble simple by finishing with nude pumps and clutch.
Robbie Williams and wife Adya Field Williams showed us all how couple power-dressing is truly done. He kept it simple with a neutral palette from Giorgio Armani while she wore a silvery white Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a Philip Treacy hat and jewellery from Jessica McCormack.
Similar to sister Cara, Poppy Delevingne went with a monochromatic look as well. Unlike her sister, Poppy opted for a more feminine silhouette with a periwinkle Oscar de la Renta dress and coat, crowned with a vegan feathered fascinator from Victoria Grant.
You’re Beautiful singer James Blunt played colour coordination with wife Sofia Wellesley. She wore a RED Valentino flora and fauna inspired number while he matched her outfit with a navy blue blazer and a lemon yellow tie.
Last but not least, how could we discuss best dressed at a royal wedding without mentioning Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton? Both went monochromatic: Meghan went with an navy blue outfit with a custom Givenchy dress while Kate went berry with an Alexander McQueen number and a classic black stilettos.