Those who were able to tune in for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ’s wedding on May 19 know that joining in on the festivities means being just a little sleep deprived. And the same goes for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s upcoming nuptials on Oct. 12! Set your clocks, royal watchers – you’re going to be waking up with the sun once again.
According to Vanity Fair, who gave the world a first look at the couple’s beautiful wedding invitations, the ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. British time, which means about 6 a.m. EST. While not too many details about the actual ceremony have been released yet, it’s set to look quite a bit like Eugenie’s cousin’s big day. The 28-year-old princess and her British beau will be exchanging vows at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, after which they’ll enjoy a carriage procession around the city of Windsor, giving lucky onlookers a first look at the newly married couple. Then, they’ll join their closest friends and family members for a luncheon hosted by the Queen .
Instead of taking to Frogmore House for an intimate reception, as Meghan and Harry did, Eugenie and Jack have reportedly chosen to throw a two-day party at the Royal Lodge, the York’s family home. Following an evening reception on their wedding day, which will hopefully give fans a glimpse of a second bridal look for Eugenie, the couple will welcome guests to a carnival-themed lunch the following day. The whole weekend should be a starry affair , with friends like David and Victoria Beckham , Ellie Goulding, Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field, George and Amal Clooney and more likely to be in attendance!
How to watch the wedding in Canada is still up in the air. Since the BBC passed on airing the couple’s nuptials, ITV in the UK has taken up the mantle, but this will likely mean no televised tune-in for the Great White North. However, the Royal Family’s Facebook and YouTube pages are still likely to stream the festivities for Canadians up at the crack of dawn. Early rise aside, the royal wedding of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s daughter is promising to be a day no royal watcher will want to miss! Will Eugenie take some inspiration from her mom’s wedding in 1986, or take the route of a modern bride, like Meghan? Only time will tell!