Wedding bells are ringing and a world-class performer will be singing! Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will say “I do” this Friday (Oct. 12) at St George’s Chapel, and new details are being released to the delight of fans – including the extraordinary music program. The couple has enlisted Italian singer Andrea Bocelli to perform two songs during the ceremony alongside members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO).
The bride-to-be’s father, the Duke of York, is a patron of the RPO, so this particular orchestra is a meaningful choice for her big day. The RPO's managing director, James Williams, said it has been "a great pleasure" to work with the couple choosing the music for their royal wedding.
Andrea Bocelli is a world-class singer and songwriter whose honours include the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not to mention countless awards. Celine Dion once said of the prolific 60-year-old that "if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli."
Eugenie and Jack’s matrimonial music is one of a few details recently revealed, including their cake. They have selected Sophie Cabot to design a red velvet and chocolate confection, which Kensington Palace says will be "a traditional cake, with a modern feel." Using her cake painting and sugar flower skills, the London-based designer will decorate their dessert with ivy, likely a nod to their home at the palace, Ivy Cottage.
The Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter and her fiancé, 32, will marry at St George’s Chapel on Friday, the same venue that hosted the nuptials of her cousin Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle. The two-day celebration will include a luncheon hosted by the Queen and an evening reception at Eugenie’s family’s Windsor home, Royal Lodge. The following day, the couple is reportedly hosting a festival-themed day party for close friends and family with cocktails, funfair rides and carnival treats.