The royal wedding of Princess Eugenie showcased celebrity glamour

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter married Jack Brooksbank this month 

Princess Eugenie's wedding was widely watched and discussed across the UK.
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A lot of people—my peers included—think the royal family doesn’t deserve all the press attention. As someone who woke up before sunrise to make tea and scones for Princess Eugenie’s recent royal wedding, I’m here to tell you the fashion, drama, and romance of the royal family is more entertaining than any season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

On Oct. 12, Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, married Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle’s second royal wedding of the year. The event had all the spectacle and excitement expected of a British royal wedding.

As with royal weddings of the past, most of the buzz centered around the bride’s dress. Princess Eugenie wore a wide V-neck silk gown designed by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos.

It wasn’t the dress itself that stood out, but the design that revealed a scar from her childhood scoliosis surgery on her lower back.

Any royal wedding is sure to have a star-studded guest list—and Eugenie’s didn’t disappoint.

Besides the usual royal line up, with notables like The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, some celebrities were also in the mix. Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Ricky Martin, and Zac Posen were all in attendance for the celebration.

But all eyes were on the mother of the bride, as Sarah, Duchess of York, made her big return to royal circles.

After her marriage and divorce from the Queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, Sarah is infamous for breaking royal-etiquette.  Following the two’s separation, Sarah gained notoriety for attempting to sell meetings with her former husband and daughters to an undercover reporter.

Not everybody in the U.K. was pleased with the grandeur of the wedding, conservative advocacy group Republic, even petitioned the House of Commons to withhold all tax payer funds from the event.

BBC, famous for their royal coverage, declined Buckingham Palace’s invitation to televise the wedding. A source told the Daily Mail that BBC didn’t believe there was “enough support for the Yorks.”

Despite the reservations of the British public and press, 2.1 million people watched ITV’s broadcast of the wedding—roughly 30 per cent of the U.K.’s population.

Many people will ask whether it’s worth getting up to watch the wedding of someone you don’t know, or will criticize those who camp out to watch the newlywed’s carriage pass.

But I say, let us celebrate.

The U.K. is expected to experience a major tourist boom after its two royal weddings this year. I, for one, am already planning my May 2019 trip. People feel a connection to royal celebrations because they feel as though they know the members of the royal family.

Some older people I spoke to about the wedding expressed disbelief at Eugenie getting married—they remembered the day she was born and talked about her like a member of their family.

The royal family is sometimes compared to the Kardashians—but with palaces, tiaras, and a more accepted source of fame. To those who don’t like scones, romance, and fancy hats, that’s your choice—but leave the rest of us to suffer from our royal wedding withdrawal in peace.

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