Princess Eugenie will marry her fiancé Jack Brooksbank this Friday, and according to a new report, Camilla Parker Bowles will not be attending the ceremony. However, the Duchess of Cornwall is not intentionally snubbing her niece.
Before Eugenie set her wedding date, Bowles had already committed to attending a school harvest fall festival on October 12th that will take place near her Birkhall home in Scotland.
“When this date was proposed, she said that regrettably, she couldn’t come,” a royal insider revealed. “The family understood, particularly Eugenie, and were fine about it owing to her previous commitment. Camilla didn’t want to let anyone down.”
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Even though Bowles will not be at the second royal wedding of the year, the rest of the family is set to attend the event that will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, just like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.
Queen Elizabeth will be among the 400 guests, as well as Prince Philip, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Markle. After the ceremony, there will be a reception at the castle. Then later in the evening, there will be a second reception at Eugenie’s father Prince Andrew’s home.
Closer Weekly reports that Eugenie isn’t letting any wedding stress get to her. She recently said that it can be nerve wrecking because you want things to be perfect. But, nothing else really matters when you realize you are going to be with the person you love forever.
Many are comparing Eugenie’s wedding to Harry and Meghan’s because it is taking place in the same location. However, there is one thing that Eugenie has in common with William and Kate — her engagement ring.
The rings are not identical, but they do have some amazing similarities. Each ring has a colored center stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds, and they both have a feminine, flower-like quality. Eugenie did not copy Middleton’s ring. Instead, her fiancé got inspiration from her mom Sarah Ferguson’s ring.
Eugenie’s ring has pink and red stones similar to Ferguson’s ring which had a red Burmese ruby. Middleton’s ring belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and its center stone is blue.
Back in the 1980s, people noticed that Ferguson’s ring looked very similar to Diana’s when she got engaged to Prince Andrew. And, the reason they look so similar is because Diana’s ring was from Garrard & Co., and then five years later Prince Andrew used the same designer for Ferguson’s ring.
Then, when Brooksbank was creating a ring for Princess Eugenie, he wanted something like her mom’s, which is why everybody’s rings are so similar.
And the classic design isn’t just for royals. American jeweler Shane Co. says that more and more brides are opting for a colored center stone and more vintage styles.
Despite the conflict in scheduling, Camilla Parker Bowles insiders claim she is not “snubbing” Princess Eugenie, it is just a matter of scheduling.