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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton will have to follow strict fashion rule at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding

Mirror logo Mirror 9/17/2018 Zoe Forsey
Meghan Markle et al. posing for the camera: We can't wait to see their outfits for the big day © REX/Shutterstock We can't wait to see their outfits for the big day

Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank may have picked the same venue as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for their royal wedding, but it's going to be a very different occasion.

Surprisingly the Queen's granddaughter's special day will actually be BIGGER than her more-senior cousin , with a full weekend of fun for guests to look forward to.

Princes William and Harry, and their wives Kate and Meghan will be among those to attend the nuptials on October 12, and royal fans are already counting down until they get to see the Fab Four together again.

The men will have to wear morning suits, as stated on the invitation dress code, and there's also a strict fashion rule the duchesses will have to follow on the big day.

Princess Eugenie of York et al. posing for the camera: The pair met in 2010 in Switzerland when Eugenie was 20 (Getty) © Credits: Getty The pair met in 2010 in Switzerland when Eugenie was 20 (Getty)

It's protocol for all women to wear hats to a royal wedding.

This rule applies to everyone, including the Queen and all the other women in the family.

Of course Princess Eugenie and her sister Beatrice have always followed the rule in the past, and turned heads with their unusual choice of hats for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding back in 2011.

a person standing in front of a building: Getty © Credits: Getty Getty

Kate and Meghan have shown off a selection of classic and fashionable hats since stepping into the royal spotlight.

According to the dress code, women should wear day dresses to the event - so we're sure to see some beautiful outfits.

Eugenie and Jack's two-day wedding will take place on October 12 and 13.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge standing in front of a horse: Kate normally wears her badge © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Kate normally wears her badge

The formal service and a lunch time reception organised by the Queen will be held on the Friday, followed by an evening party.

a person wearing a hat and smiling at the camera © Credits: Getty Images Europe There will then be a second celebration on the Saturday, a festival and funfair themed party at Royal Lodge - where Eugenie’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, still share a home despite divorcing in 1996.

The royal family will pay for the three parties out of their personal funds, however taxpayers will foot the bill for security, which is expected to exceed £2million ($2.6M USD).

This has been criticised by many who believe Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne and doesn't carry out any official duties, should have a lower-key - and cheaper - wedding.

Related Video: All of Meghan Markle's Best Royal Hats (Provided by Good Housekeeping)

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