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Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Decor Was Briefly Knocked Over Due to High Winds at Windsor Castle

A fallen tree knocked over by high winds The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018 (Photo by REX/Shutterstock)

Hold your hats! It was so windy at Windsor Castle on Friday, October 12, that guests were seen walking into the entrance of St. George’s Chapel holding onto their fascinators while a few others helped fix fallen decor blocking an entrance.

With less than one hour until the start of the ceremony, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s guests filed into the wedding venue many holding their hats and fascinators to prevent the pieces from flying off. One even lost her fascinator due to nature’s sweeping gesture though it appeared to be a deceptively sunny afternoon in Windsor.

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A guest loses their hat in the windy conditions
The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 12 Oct 2018

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Pixie Geldof and George Barnett
The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 12 Oct 2018

Shortly before the shuttle buses arrived to the chapel, a tree—arranged as part of the autumnal-themed wedding day decor—was also knocked over at one particular spot. Two guests, dressed in their wedding attire, graciously helped clear the debris and place the decorative item back to its original spot.

Overall, guests appeared to be in great spirits.

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Flowers around an entrance to the Chapel
The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 12 Oct 2018

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A fallen tree knocked over by high winds
The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 12 Oct 2018

Eugenie is the 17th royal ever to get married at Windsor Castle. The 16th, of course, was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves,” she told ITV on Thursday night. Though there’s no turning back for the pair.

“It was love at first sight—that’s why,” she resolutely noted.

Follow along with The Knot as we continue our coverage of Eugenie and Jack’s Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle.

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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.