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Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter princess Eugenie weds at Windsor Castle

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Elizabeth II's granddaughter, Eugenie, married her wine merchant fiance, at a start-studded ceremony in Castle on Friday.

The daughter of the 92-year-old British monarch's younger son, Andrew, chose in the castle for her big day the same venue as the wedding of and in May, who were among the many royal guests.

The newly-weds also undertook a similar, though shorter, horse-drawn carriage ride across to greet well-wishers gathered in the city in south-

However, the crowds were much thinner than the many thousands that had gathered for the year's much-hyped royal wedding earlier this year.

Eugenie, the ninth in line to the British throne, was watched over by the and along with other members of her family as she married her long-term partner.

Many of the 850 guests, including over 40 royals and numerous celebrities, were seen holding on to their hats and dresses as strong winds blew through on Friday.

The famous guests included actors, models and singers, including Demi Moore, Liv Tyler, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and James Blunt, among others.

Around 1,200 members of the public chosen by ballot joined other guests in the grounds of Windsor Castle, along the lines of and Meghan's wedding.

Charlotte, the daughter of Prince and Kate Middleton, was among the bridesmaids and waved to the crowds as she arrived with other young bridesmaids and pageboys, who included her brother Prince George and Teddy Williams, daughter of British pop star and

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, walked his youngest daughter up the aisle for a service conducted by the of Westminster. His ex-wife and Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, was among the guests.

The 28-year-old princess and 32-year-old drinks executive met on a skiing trip in in 2010. works as a art and Wirth and her new husband works as a for a tequila brand launched by Hollywood star

wore a long-sleeved white wedding gown, designed by and Christopher De Vos, who founded British label The dress featured a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a full-length train.

said the low back was a request from the bride, who wanted her scar from surgery to correct scoliosis when she was 12 to be visible.

The dress also included a number of symbols meaningful to the bride, including a thistle for Scotland, symbolising the couple's fondness for Balmoral in the region, a Shamrock for as a nod to the Ferguson family, and the Rose and ivy for the couple's home.

As a headdress, the bride wore a Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, loaned to her by the and made by in 1919. Created in the "Kokoshnik" style, popularised in the Russian Imperial Court, it features brilliant and rose cut diamonds pave set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side.

performed two songs during the ceremony, accompanied by the Eugenie's older sister and of honour, Beatrice, gave a reading from F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby'.

After the carriage procession around Windsor, the newly-weds were taken to for a lunch hosted by the Queen. Later on Friday evening, they will head to the Royal Lodge, the Duke of family's official residence in Great Windsor Park, for a dinner hosted by the Prince

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 18:45 IST