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Princess Eugenie's Bouquet Follows This Sweet Royal Wedding Tradition

Brides logo Brides 10/12/2018 Christina Oehler
a woman standing in front of a bus window: WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives in her car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) © Chris Jackson WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives in her car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Here comes the bride—and she's carrying the most beautiful bouquet! Princess Eugenie's big day is underway, and we can't stop ogling over the details of her nuptials to Jack Brooksbank. From her stunning wedding dress to the star-studded guest list, every aspect of the second royal wedding of the year has been absolutely beautiful, thus far.

The 28-year-old bride carried a white and green bouquet filled with white lilies and lily of the valley flowers to meet Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. As we expected she would, Eugenie included a long-standing tradition—one that royal brides have been following for decades!—in her bouquet, as she made sure to add a sprig of myrtle to the pretty posy.

a person standing in front of a window: Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her father, the Duke of York, on her way to marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) © Ben Birchall - PA Images Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her father, the Duke of York, on her way to marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)

For centuries, British royal brides have carried myrtle in their bridal bouquets. This tradition comes from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's 1840 wedding, when the Queen carried myrtle—known as the herb of love—in her bouquet. Following the ceremony, Victoria planted a myrtle shrub in her garden at the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Since then, every British royal bride since has carried a bouquet containing a sprig plucked from the very same shrub.

Lorenza Izzo in a wedding dress: Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (walks up the aisle during her wedding ceremony to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)(Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images) © YUI MOK Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (walks up the aisle during her wedding ceremony to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)(Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)

Following the ceremony, Eugenie is likely going to follow yet another royal wedding bouquet tradition. (Yes, there is more than one!) Instead of holding onto her bouquet as a keepsake, the royal bride will instead head over to Westminster Abbey to rest the bundle of blooms on the cathedral's Grave of the Unknown Warrior. After her 1947 wedding, Queen Elizabeth II's mother placed her wedding bouquet there to honor her brother who was killed in 1915 during WWI's Battle of Loos. Since then, other royal brides have followed suit. Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, did so after marrying Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in 1986. Kate Middleton followed this tradition after her 2011 nuptials, and Meghan Markle also laid her bouquet on the grave after her May royal wedding.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York et al. in a wedding dress: Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (L) accompanied by her father Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (R) walk up the aisle during her wedding ceremony to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)(Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images) © YUI MOK Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (L) accompanied by her father Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (R) walk up the aisle during her wedding ceremony to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)(Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)

We expect Princess Eugenie and her beautiful bouquet will follow suit!

a person talking on a cell phone: Britain's Princess Eugenie of York arrives at the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018 for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images) © STEVE PARSONS Britain's Princess Eugenie of York arrives at the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018 for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
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