We're only five days away from the second royal wedding of the year, and we're getting beyond excited to learn all of the details of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's upcoming big day. The palace has slowly been releasing information about their nuptials, and most recently, it's been revealed who will officiate their big day.
According to a press release sent out by the royal family, "The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer for the Wedding Service of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, which will be included in the Order of Service."
They continued, "The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, will give the Address at their Wedding. The Dean will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows," and added that "James Vivian, Director of Music St George’s Chapel, has written descants for two hymns that will be sung during the Service."
The palace announced that a selected handful of musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform during the ceremony. James Williams, the director of the RPO, has worked closely with the bride and groom to select the perfect musical selection for the ceremony.
"It has been a great pleasure to work with HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank to plan the music for their special day and we wish the couple much happiness for their future together," Williams said in a press release.
Additionally, the State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare during the Service, which was written specifically for the occasion by the Commanding Officer of the Bands of the Household Division, Lieutenant Colonel Darren Wolfendale. The wedding will also reflect some of the groom's family history in the military. His great-grandfather, Sir Jack Coke, was an officer in the Scots Guards.
So set your alarms for Friday, because your second royal wedding of the year is almost here!