Princess Eugenie looked every inch the beautiful bride on her wedding day as she married Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor, in front of her family and friends. And one of the many big moments royal watchers had been waiting for was a glimpse of her wedding ring as she took her vows. Her gold band was gifted by the Queen, and follows in royal family tradition since the Queen Mother's wedding in 1923, seeing them use pure Welsh gold for their wedding rings. Jack, on the other hand, chose not to recieve a wedding band himself, following in the footsteps of Eugenie's cousin Prince William.
Princess Eugenie's wedding ring
Eugenie's ring contrasts to her engagement ring. In January after her engagement was announced, Eugenie showed off her stunning ring for the first time in a televised interview on The One Show. The ring contains a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds. The ring, which resembles a flower, is believed to have been inspired by Eugenie's mother, the Duchess of York's own engagement ring. Sarah Ferguson's engagement ring, a Burmese ruby stone surrounded by diamonds, is uncannily similar to her daughter's in style and colour.
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Eugenie's engagement ring
Speaking about Eugenie's ring, which contains the rarest of all sapphires which usually come from Sri Lanka, the Natural Sapphire Company said earlier in the year: "Nothing brings to mind blooming flowers like padparadscha sapphires. Named after the colour of a Lotus blossom, the pinkish orange glow of these stones are hypnotising."
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Eugenie and Jack chose to marry in Windsor, where the bride grew up, while their second reception is taking place at the Royal Lodge - where her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson still live. The royal couple are the 11th pair to say "I do" in St George's Chapel, joining Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly in 2008, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005, and Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex in 1999.
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