Brace yourselves for royal wedding mania round two! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will kick the royal wedding festivities off this year at their May 19 nuptials, and now, Princess Eugenie of York is set to follow suit following her recent engagement to boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.
Buckingham Palace announced the 27-year-old royal's engagement on January 22, revealing that the duo is set to tie the knot this fall at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue as Prince Harry and Markle's wedding. Quite the trendy location for royal occasions this year!
With the question of where Eugenie and her love will wed officially settled, there is one other big-day detail that's been crossed off the bride's wedding planning checklist—Princess Eugenie's wedding day headpiece.
It's believed that Eugenie, who is Harry and William's cousin and eighth in line for the throne, will wear the York tiara, which her mom, Sarah Ferguson, wore during her 1986 wedding to Prince Andrew (like mother, like daughter!). "Traditionally when brides get married, they normally wear the family tiara, which in this case would be the York Tiara," royal expert Grant Harrold told The Daily Mail.
Historically, it's rumored that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip gifted Ferguson this regal, sparkly accessory (wedding present goals). Since then, Ferguson has worn the tiara several other times—like during a ball hosted by Elton John—and she'll probably be more than happy to pass the family heirloom onto her newly betrothed daughter. Perhaps Eugenie can consider it her "something borrowed."
The tiara will also pair well with Princess Eugenie's engagement ring. Prince Harry set the engagement ring bar high for future grooms everywhere, but Brooksbank rose to the occasion and proposed with a gorgeous pink sparkler. These royal grooms sure know how to pick 'em when it comes to engagement rings!
Eugenie's future wedding will not only mark the day she lands a new husband—it will also be the first time she'll be officially allowed to sport a tiara in the first place. Believe it or not, royal rule reportedly dictates that women can only wear tiaras if they're married, so that means both future royal brides can't officially wear them until they've said I do. Luckily, though, there is one loophole to this oddly specific royal standard—brides are apparently allowed to flaunt tiaras the morning of their big day (take Kate Middleton, for example), so Eugenie will be able to walk down the aisle and pose for pre-wedding photos in her mother's headpiece.
Little information about this year's second royal wedding has been released, but we do know that the lovebirds will probably tie the knot in October. The date was originally set for this September, but reportedly, Eugenie and Brooksbank had to push back the date to accommodate Prince Harry and Markle's travel schedule. We also pegged a few of the princess's potential bridesmaids, including members of her A-list posse, like Cara Delevingne and Ellie Goulding (who we're hoping will perform at the event).
Cheers to 2018—the year of royal marriages!