Princess Eugenie's big day is right around the corner, and the Order of Service has confirmed that she has taken inspiration from her cousin Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding back in 2011 by choosing the same hymn as the royal couple! The beautiful hymm, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, is by Charles Wesley and is a popular choice for wedding services. The hymn is something of a royal tradition, as it was also sung at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall back in 2011, and at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.
Kate had the same hymn on her wedding day
Other royals who opted for the beautiful hymn at their wedding include Peter and Autumn Phillips as well as Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex. However, the hymn was absent from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding back in May. The lyrics include: "Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of Heav’n to earth come down; Fix in us thy humble dwelling; All thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure unbounded love Thou art; Visit us with Thy salvation, Enter every trembling heart."
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Other hymns that will be sung at Eugenie and Jack's church service include Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise by Walter Chalmers Smith and Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken by John Newton. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will tie the knot on 12 October at St George's Chapel. The pair first met on a skiing trip when she was 20 and he 24. During their engagement interview on The One Show, Jack revealed it was "love at first sight". He said: "I love Eugenie so much and we are just so happy and over the moon for what is to come." Eugenie explained how the pair have the "same passions and drive for life", adding, "Granny actually knew right at the beginning [of the engagement]. She was very happy as was my grandfather."
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