The fairytale moment that saw Meghan Markle say "I do" to Prince Harry may have come and gone, but fans have another royal wedding to look forward to when Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tie the knot on Oct. 12. And though it remains to be seen how their big day at St. George's Chapel will compare to the nuptials before them, the princess is definitely following in her cousin's footsteps in one way: the couple will enjoy a carriage ride through Windsor following their ceremony!
The palace confirmed the exciting news on Wednesday (July 18), sharing the pair's route through town. "The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate."
We'll have to wait and see whether Eugenie and Jack choose the Ascot Landau carriage like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before them. The historic ride, which dates back to the end of the 19th century, was a prime choice for Harry and Meghan as they were highly visible to royal watchers lining the streets - and having fans and followers involved in their big day was very important to them.
Princess Eugenie and her longtime love are also eager to have the public be a part of their wedding day, so they've followed in their cousins' footsteps once more by inviting 1200 members of the general population to be present at Windsor Castle during their nuptials. They will be able to view the arrival of the guests and the royal family, listen to a live broadcast of the ceremony and watch the bride and groom depart St. George's Chapel as husband and wife.
They are also extending invitations to Windsor locals, representatives from the charities that Jack and Eugenie support, children from the schools the bride attended as a girl and the staff from Windsor Castle.
The couple announced their engagement in January following a romantic trip to Nicaragua, where Jack popped the question to his girlfriend of many years and she said "yes." The duo posed for a series of gorgeous photos celebrating the news in which Eugenie showed off her spectacular pink padparadscha sapphire and diamond engagement ring.