Buckingham Palace has released further details about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day on Friday, 12 October 2018.
The Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner will give the address and officiate as the couple exchange their vows during the wedding service.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of York the Most Reverend and Right Honourable John Sentamu has written a personal prayer which will be included during the Order of Service.
Renowned singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform two songs, with music by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the Director of Music James Vivian wrote two descants for two hymns which will be sung.
The Duke of York is the RPO’s Patron.
RPO’s Managing Director James Williams said, ‘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.’
Of course, a royal wedding is not complete without pageantry so State Trumpeters from the Band of the Household Cavalry will perform a fanfare especially written for the occasion.
Members of the Nijmegan Company Grenadier Guards, with Prince Andrew as their Colonel, will line the West Steps of St George’s Chapel as the newlyweds depart following the service.
Pipers from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform from the Garter Tower as Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank begin their carriage procession.
Jack’s great-grandfather Sir Jack Coke was an officer in the Scots Guard.
Princess Eugenie and Jack have asked London based cake designer Sophie Cabot to make their wedding cake, which will be a traditional red velvet and chocolate cake with a modern feel. The cake will reflect the rich colours of autumn in its design and covered with detailed sugar work including ivy.
Sophie Cabot was involved in the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace programme when she supplied specially decorated biscuits for the occasion.
She began her custom-made cake design business in 2014, after growing up with a love of baking and learning her skills in her mother and grandmother’s kitchens.
‘I am incredibly excited to be given this wonderful opportunity to create such a special and unique cake. It has been lovely working with Princess Eugenie and Jack and I really hope they enjoy the cake on the day,’ Sophie Cabot said.