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ITV spent much of the morning discussing the fierce gusts of wind that forced arriving guests to grasp for their complicated hats and to rearrange their morning coats.“Unfortunately, this is not a good wedding hair day,” one of ITV morning show hosts observed.The BBC said only “a few hundred” had set up lawn chairs and covered themselves in the Union Jack in preparation for Eugenie’s procession through the heart of Windsor.Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L), Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react during the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor. PHOTO AFPThe couple did their best to win over the crowds by doing taped interviews for ITV in which they heaped each other with praise.
Jack called his 28-year-old bride his “shining light”.
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Eugenie called the 32-year-old wine merchant and tequila ambassador “humble and generous”.
But the more traditionally conservative Telegraph daily was the only one of the non-tabloid papers to put the wedding at the top of its Internet news page.The ceremony itself featured 850 guests and much of the morning saw royalty and celebrities strolling up to Windsor and arranging themselves in its magnificent 14th-century chapel.The better-known invitees include the pop star Robbie Williams and David and Victoria Beckham – the unofficial royal couple of the British celebrity world.Guests arrive to attend the wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor. PHOTO AFPGeorge Clooney, who has been tied in the press to Jack’s work as the European ambassador of the US actor’s line of tequila, is also expected.Jack himself mixes in London’s glitzy social circles but is unknown to most outside the celebrity gossip world.He managed a posh cocktail bar in London favoured by royals called Mahiki and has since launched his own wine wholesale business.
Press reports said he has lately harboured dreams of launching his own chain of pubs.