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Princess Eugenie Opens Up About Marrying Jack Brooksbank and Why She Cried After the 2011 Royal Wedding

princess eugenie jack brooksbank wedding dateJack Brooksbank (L) and Princess Eugenie of York attend The Serpentine Galleries Summer Party co-hosted by Chanel at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Why have one royal wedding in 2018 when the public can have two? Fans of the British Royal Family will get yet another glimpse into the walls of Windsor Castle when Princess Eugenie, cousin of Princes William and Harry, marries Jack Brooksbank this fall.

With August already here and a little over two months left until the couple’s wedding date of October 12, one would imagine Eugenie and Brooksbank scrambling to finalize details for their televised nuptials, but instead, the vibe is the exact opposite.

“I’m not stressed at all,” Eugenie told British Vogue in a profile featuring both herself and her sister, Princess Beatrice. “It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect, but then you realize that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”

The future bride also revealed her maid of honor—her very own sister Princess Beatrice. “Euge is amazing. She’s a very modern bride,” Beatrice noted in the same piece. One of those qualifications includes Eugenie’s focus on an environmentally-friendly occasion.

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“My whole house is anti-plastic now–and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well,” the bride told the mag. In addition to the plastic-free focus, Eugenie has also been compiling inspiration boards of cake concepts.

One particularly painful wedding-related point for the siblings, however, took place after William and Kate’s 2011 nuptials. At the time, both Eugenie and Beatrice were skewered and criticized for their fascinator and outfit choices at the nuptials. The backlash was so overwhelming, in fact, that both girls cried at a Buckingham Palace garden party.

“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” Eugenie recalled. “We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”

Princess Beatrice (right) and Princess Eugenie arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

“We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there,” Beatrice added. “Nowadays it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram—but it’s important that it’s real. We’re real.”

Follow along with The Knot leading up to Eugenie’s wedding to Brooksbank this fall, and secure your ideal wedding vision by starting with The Knot’s Style Quiz, here.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.