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Revealed: Full order of service for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 12/10/2018 Sean Morrison
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The full order of service for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding has been revealed.

It comes after Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter, was pictured beaming as she arrived in Windsor with her fiancé.

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The couple will marry at St George’s Chapel, the same venue that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in earlier this year, later on Friday.

Key details of the hotly-anticipated event have begun emerging as royal fans across the world descend on Windsor to watch the arrivals.

And now, Buckingham Palace has released the full order of service ahead of the ceremony which is set to begin at 11am.

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The service sheet, which will be handed to the 850 guests on arrival, features a piece of modern art by American abstract artist Mark Bradford.

Another work by Bradford, Helter Skelter I, which used to belong to tennis star John McEnroe, sold for £8.7 million in March, the highest auction price achieved by a living African American artist.

Art-loving Eugenie is a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.

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Other personal touches by the couple include a reading from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, emblematic of the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

Princess Beatrice, Eugenie's older sister and maid of honour, will deliver the passage, which is a description of enigmatic Jay Gatsby's smile and said to capture both the theatrical quality of his character and his charisma.

The Order of Service also reveals that Jack will not be wearing a ring - unlike the Duke of Sussex - and Eugenie, like the Duchess of Sussex, will not promise to obey her husband.

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Buckingham Palace said: "Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank have taken great care and interest in bringing together the content of their service, working closely with the Dean of Windsor and all others involved.

"The couple are looking forward to sharing their marriage ceremony with their family, friends and all those who have come to celebrate with them."

Timings for the Royal wedding:

0700 - Doors open to the invited public through the Visitor Admission Centre on Castle Hill.

0830 - 1015 - Doors to St George's Chapel open to the congregation. Wedding guests start arriving in Middle Ward. Organ music plays in the Chapel.

1015 - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs.

From 1025 - Members of the royal family arrive at the Galilee Porch and are received by the Dean of Windsor, They take their seats in the Quire.

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1030 - Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, the parents of the groom, arrive at the West Door.

1032 - Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York and Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice of York arrive by car at the West Door.

1035 - Groom Jack Brooksbank and his best man and brother Thomas Brooksbank, arrive by car at the West Door.

1052 - The Queen arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean and conducted to her seat in the Quire.

1057 - Bride Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, arrive at the West Steps of St George's Chapel

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1100 - The service begins.

1200 - The service ends and the bride and groom, the bridal party and the couple's parents process to the West Door.

The Queen and members of the royal family move from the Quire to the Galilee Porch. The bride and groom depart from the West Steps by carriage.

1215 approx - Eugenie and Jack arrive at Windsor Castle for their afternoon reception.

A Gaelic Blessing will be sung by the choir, and Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform Bach's Ave Maria.

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The Order of Service also revealed Jack's unusual middle name, Stamp. He will say: "I Jack Christopher Stamp take thee Eugenie Victoria Helena to be my wedded wife."

Eugenie and Jack have, unlike Harry and Meghan, chosen a traditional, rather than a contemporary marriage service.

The 1928 Prayer Book Service features language such as "thou" and "thee" instead of "you". It also refers to the bride and groom as "Man" and "Woman".

Bocelli will also sing the tenor piece Panis Angelicus.

The bride will enter to the rousing organ recital of Bach's Piece d'Orgue. Hymns include Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken, and Lord Divine All Loves Excelling.

The service will end with the National Anthem as is the tradition for royal weddings.


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