Despite taking a cue from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for her wedding ceremony venue, bride-to-be Princess Eugenie is mixing things up with her reception spot of choice, and she's keeping it close to home.
In fact, the reception will be held at her family home itself—Royal Lodge in Windsor, according to Daily Mail. The future royal bride's parents, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, currently inhabit the residence. Eugenie and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, will essentially host a royal version of a backyard soirée, complete with a marquee on the property's garden.
According to a source via Vanity Fair, the bride's parents are taking charge of the reception. "Sarah and Andrew are helping to organize the evening party," said the insider. "The plan is for a marquee to be set up in the grounds and dancing late into the night."
The source also added that, "Eugenie and Jack are planning the whole thing but Sarah and Andrew are very involved. Sarah is bringing a very eclectic and exciting guest list to Windsor." With Eugenie's plethora of A-list pals, we're excited to see who makes the cut. Prince Philip's attendance, however, is currently a major question mark, due to bad blood with Eugenie's mother.
We do know one guest list detail for sure—following in the footsteps of their royal wedding predecessors, Eguenie and her fiancé plan to invite 1,200 members of the general public to view the wedding procession from the Precincts of Windsor Castle on the big day.
And, although the reception venues differ, the schedule of Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank's wedding will closely follow Meghan and Harry's, as well. Similarly, after their ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Eugenie and Brooksbank will embark on a carriage ride, followed by a lunchtime reception at Windsor Castle hosted by Queen Elizabeth. Guests will later migrate to the evening party at the Royal Lodge, located within Great Windsor Park.
Fingers crossed Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will opt for a televised ceremony so fans can live vicariously through yet another princess-worthy royal wedding from across the pond.