Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Princess Eugenie's unearthed comments on 'out of fashion' wedding dress

Jack Brooksbank's wife chose a Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos bridal gown

Princess Eugenie in her bridal tiara in a car in during her wedding day in 2018
Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyDeputy Lifestyle Editor
Share this:

Princess Eugenie was very "decisive" about what wedding dress she wanted when she married Jack Brooksbank in 2018, hinting she didn't want a style that was "out of fashion."

As with all royal weddings, anticipation was high in the months leading up to her big day, especially when it came to details about her wedding dress and bridal tiara. Sarah Ferguson's daughter teased when discussing her chosen look during an interview on The One Show. After being asked whether she wanted a straight or meringue silhouette, she replied: "Maybe a mix of both. Can you do that? Is there such a thing?

Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank walk down the aisle following their marriage at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle© Getty
The royal said she was "decisive" about her wedding dress, which was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

"No meringue shoulders - that's a little bit out of fashion - maybe it's in fashion now? We'll see what happens."

The Princess settled on a gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos with a V at the front and the back which, combined with her lack of veil, showed off her scoliosis scar. It was a style she had envisioned from the moment she started her wedding dress search following Jack's proposal on New Year's Day in 2018.

Princess Eugenie looking over her shoulder on the steps of St George's Chapel© Getty
Princess Eugenie chose a low-back wedding dress to show off her scoliosis scar

"As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away," she told Vogue. "I never thought I'd be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I've been pretty on top of it."

She added she found wedding planning a little "nerve-wracking", which is understandable considering she only made some decisions on the morning of her big day! "It's very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you're going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters," Eugenie added.

WATCH: Can you guess who had the most expensive royal wedding of all time?

It's reported that Eugenie and Jack were unsure which carriage they should use but just hours before their wedding began, they chose the Scottish State Coach in case the unpredictable British weather brought them rain.

Princess Eugenie's engagement ring © Jonathan Brady/Pa/Shutterstock
Jack proposed with an unsual ring on New Year's Day in 2018

The couple met during a Verbier ski holiday in 2010 when Princess Eugenie was 20 and Brooksbank was 24, and they dated for eight years before Jack got down on one knee during their holiday in Nicaragua. 

Speaking of the emotional moment, she explained on The One Show: "The lake was so beautiful, it was a special light and I even said, 'This is an incredible moment' and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way." She added: "I was over the moon, crying."

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank left Windsor Castle in an Aston Martin DB10 © Getty
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank got married at Windsor Castle in 2018

Eugenie revealed the late Queen Elizabeth II was one of the first people to hear about the engagement, and she was "very happy" for them. She said: "Granny actually knew right at the very beginning, she was one of the few people who knew. She was very happy, as was my Grandfather." 

Following eight months of wedding planning, the royals got married on 12 October 2018 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle – the same venue chosen by Eugenie's cousin Prince Harry five months earlier.

RELATED: Princess Beatrice's rebellious wedding: From stepson's secret role to her vintage wedding ring

More Weddings

See more