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Another royal wedding for Britain as Princess Eugenie weds

AP  |  London 

Britain will have its second royal wedding of the year Friday when weds a brand in a gala ceremony on the grounds of Castle.

and are to marry at St George's Chapel, which is part of the castle complex.

The nuptials will draw most senior members of the royal family, including Eugenie's grandmother, Elizabeth II, who will host a champagne luncheon for the newlyweds shortly after the ceremony.

The couple will marry in the same venue used in May by and Meghan Markle, who is now known as the Duchess of

and Meghan are expected to attend, along with and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Their 5-year-old son, George, will be a page boy, and Charlotte, 3, will be one of six bridesmaids.

Eugenie, 28, is ninth in line to the British throne. She works in the art world. Her sister, Beatrice, will be of honor. They are the daughters of Prince and Sarah Ferguson, who are divorced but enjoy an amicable relationship.

and Brooksbank, 32, have dated for many years. He proposed to her in January during a trip to the Central American country of Nicaragua, choosing a romantic spot next to a lake and a volcano.

Eugenie told ITV, which will broadcast the hour-long service in Britain, that she was both excited and a bit on edge.

"It's nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love," she said.

The couple has invited 1,200 members of the public to come onto the castle grounds for a closer glimpse of proceedings. They also plan to take a carriage ride through parts of just after the ceremony.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 15:00 IST