Princess Eugenie Chooses Princess Beatrice as Her Maid of Honor

Plus, they're keeping the wedding plastic-free!

Updated 08/02/18

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Coming hot on the heels of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding, Princess Eugenie and longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank will walk down the aisle October 12 (only 71 more days!). And, although this ceremony isn't receiving as much international fanfare as the first, the stakes are just as high with the potential of another televised ceremony and all of Britain fixated on the 28-year-old royal. However, Eugenie herself remains cool as a cucumber and isn't letting the stress get to her.

In a joint interview with her sister, Princess Beatrice, for British Vogue, Eugenie churned up some wedding wisdom pertinent to all brides and emphasized her nonchalant attitude. "I’m not stressed at all," she admitted. "It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters."

And, it seems even royal brides are just like us—Eugenie, whose mother, Sarah Ferguson, has reportedly been integral in the planning process, says she's been adding cake inspo to her wedding Pinterest boards. She's also going the eco-friendly route, keeping the wedding day plastic-free. "My whole house is anti-plastic now—and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well," Eugenie added.

While Eugenie and Brooksbank have been taking wedding cues from Harry and Meghan in terms of venue and public involvement, Daily Mail confirmed that the royal bride-to-be is following in Kate Middleton's footsteps, electing her sister as maid of honor or chief bridesmaid. British royal weddings traditionally involve children as mini bridesmaids and page boys, but Princess Beatrice will likely pull a Pippa Middleton and break from the norm as an older main bridesmaid.

"Euge is amazing," Beatrice gushed over her sister. "She’s a very modern bride."

The royal sisters have proved that they're playing by their own rules, and we can't wait to see how this pans out for Eugenie's nuptials. "It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol," said Beatrice. "We are the first: we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye."

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