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How are Robbie Williams and Ayda Field friends with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank?

Teddy Williams has a huge role at the royal wedding

Sharnaz Shahid

One of the sweetest bridesmaids at today's Royal Wedding was Robbie Williams and Ayda Field's six-year-old daughter, Theodora Williams (aka Teddy). Many were surprised to discover that Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank have been friends with the British singer and his wife for several years after they were introduced to each other by Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson.

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Because Teddy's face has been protected by her parents on social media, the royal wedding was the first time the world caught a glimpse of the A-list couple's eldest child. She was joined by Princess Charlotte, sisters Savannah and Isla Philips, Mia Tindall and Maud Windsor in the bridal party. Meanwhile, Louis de Givenchy, the six-year-old son of Zoe and Olivier De Givenchy, accompanied five-year-old George as pageboy. The Queen's youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and ten-year-old Viscount Severn took on the role of Special Attendants.

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Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have been friends with Princess Eugenie for years

Over the years, Eugenie and Robbie have become firm friends, with Daily Mail quoting that the former Take That star "is the brother she never had". Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice were invited to Robbie's Eurovision song contest viewing party in 2011, which took place at his family home in Wiltshire. It was previously reported that Sarah would regularly hang with Robbie and Ayda in Los Angeles - where they have homes. "He gets on really well with Beatrice," a source told The Mirror. "He treats her like a little sister and looks after her. It's really sweet."

READ: Everything you need to know about Princess Eugenie and Jack's wedding

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Eugenie, 28, has a whole host of celebrity friends but remains "really grounded" according to fashion writer Henry Conway who has known the bride and groom for years. He told Vanity Fair: "Yes, she's got lots of famous friends, but she doesn't set out to befriend them; they're attracted to her. She's very easy to talk to, very normal, and not at all starry, which is why they love her."

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