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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Royal Wedding: Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive

Beatrice looks stunning in royal blue!

Princess Eugenie's Maid of Honour, Princess Beatrice, and her mother, Sarah, The Duchess of York, arrived together for the Royal Wedding.

Sarah and Beatrice arriving for the wedding (Credit: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The two women shared a car as they arrived at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle at around 10.40am on Friday morning.

Beatrice gave a reading during the ceremony (Credit: ITV/Wenn)

They were shown to their seats by James, Viscount Severn, ten, who was serving as one of two special attendants on the day.

They were shown to their seats by Viscount Severn (Credit: ITV)

Sarah, of course, had a big role to play as Mother of the Bride, while Maid of Honour Beatrice also gave a reading from the novel The Great Gatsby.

Pictured waving as Eugenie and Jack began their carriage ride after the wedding (Credit: Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie was accompanied to the chapel by her father Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, who walked her down the aisle.

Eugenie looked breathtaking (Credit: Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Eugenie's wedding dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and featured long sleeves with a flowing train, folded shoulders, and a low back.

She specifically requested the low back as she wanted to show the scar on her spine from surgery to correct scoliosis at the age of 12.

Eugenie wanted to show the scar on her back from scoliosis surgery at the age of 12 (Credit: Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

She had told ITV's This Morning in an earlier interview: "I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you'll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it's a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.

"I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it's really special to stand up for that."

They shared a kiss outside the chapel (Credit: Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The royal chose not to wear a veil, accessorising instead with the Greville Emerald tiara which she borrowed from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

She also wore earrings that were a wedding gift from Jack.

She was lent a beautiful tiara by her grandmother The Queen and earrings that were a wedding gift from Jack (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Around 850 guests including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched Eugenie and Jack marry.

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex slipped into the chapel quickly with royal commentators suggesting they did not want to upstage Eugenie on her wedding day.

Meghan darted into the chapel quickly (Credit: Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It also meant it was hard for the TV cameras to get a glimpse of their outfits until they were actually seated inside the chapel.

The two couples were seated together (Credit: ITV)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wore navy Givenchy as she arrived with husband Prince Harry, while Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a fuchsia pink Alexander McQueen outfit as she arrived with husband Prince William.

Kate wore pink Alexander McQueen (Credit: ITV)

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Around 1,200 members of the public were given special invitations to watch proceedings from within the grounds of Windsor Castle following a public ballot.

William and Kate's children, George and Charlotte, served as page boy and bridesmaid (Credit: ITV)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children George, five, and Charlotte, three, were among Princess Eugenie's bridal party.

Charlotte and George were bridesmaid and page boy (Credit: Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Also included as a bridesmaid was Robbie and Ayda Williams' daughter Theodora, six, who is nicknamed Teddy.

Robbie's daughter Teddy, seen here with Princess Charlotte, was also a bridesmaid (Credit: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Representatives from charities supported by the couple were also given access to the castle grounds, where they can watch a live broadcast.

Eugenie and Jack announced on Friday morning they have chosen British fashion photographer Alex Bramall to take their wedding pictures, after he previously shot Eugenie for Harper's Bazaar magazine.

He said: "It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days. I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together."

The wedding had an autumnal theme, which was reflected in the choice of flowers and decorations in the chapel.

Eugenie and Jack said 'I do' in the same venue where The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married (Credit: ITV)

Floral designer Rob Van Helden is in charge of the floral displays, which have been created using foliage sourced from Windsor Great Park combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.

Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 32, met when they were both on skiing holidays to the same resort in Switzerland seven years ago.

In an interview with This Morning's Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that aired on Friday morning, Eugenie said it had been "love at first sight".

Ruth and Eamonn interviewed Eugenie and Jack for This Morning (Credit: ITV)

Jack added: "We were skiing with friends and I saw her first. Then we just stared at each other."

Eugenie laughed: "I thought, 'What a silly hat! Who is that?' And then he came over and shook my hand and it was all butterflies and nervous.

"I think I rang my mum that night and said, 'I've just met this guy Jack!' I remember thinking, 'I really like this guy, I hope he likes me too!'"

Eugenie described Jack as a "bright, shining light" (Credit: ITV)

Jack described Eugenie as a "bright, shining light", while Eugenie said: "Jack is the kind of guy, you know when you are lost at a party and you can't find anyone to talk to and you start panicking and you need help? He walks in, makes everybody feel so special. He will scoop you up, talk to you and make you feel a million dollars. He is so humble and generous. That person you know immediately you've got a friend."

The couple announced their engagement through Buckingham Palace in January.

Eugenie and Jack met at a skiing resort seven years ago (Credit: Brett D Cove / Splash)

Jack proposed during a holiday to Nicaragua, presenting Eugenie with a padparadscha sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds.

He got down on one knee after the couple hiked to a beautiful spot next to a lake, with a volcano in the background.

Eugenie previously told BBC's The One Show: "It was really surprising, even though we'd been together seven years."

The couple posed for their official engagement pictures in Buckingham Palace's Picture Gallery in January (Credit: Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Jack, meanwhile, works as European Brand Manager for George Clooney's tequila brand Casamigos.

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His grandmother, Joanna Newton, 91, famously joked to Daily Mail earlier this year: "I never thought he would get 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.

"I just never thought it would go this far, her being a member of the Royal family. But Jack has always had lovely manners and has always been a good egg."

They became engaged in Nicaragua after seven years of dating (Credit: Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie is ninth in line to the throne.

She and Jack are marrying at the same venue where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - tied the knot in May this year.

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