Princess Eugenie’s ties to Windsor

Windsor Castle

Princess Eugenie will marry Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018.

The Castle is where The Queen and her family enjoy spending time together. It has been a Royal fortress for over 900 years.

The town of Windsor is situated 25 miles from London and in its current form has existed since the 11th century when William the Conqueror fortified the hill and a settlement grew around the castle.

Windsor has played an important role in the life of the Royal Family, who celebrate Easter at the Chapel each year.

Home to Christenings, Weddings and Funerals, St George’s Chapel is also home to the Order of The Garter, the highest Order of Chivalry in Britain, which was founded by King Edward III in 1348.

Members of the Order, of which The Queen is Sovereign, include Princess Eugenie’s father, The Duke of York.

Every year in June the Order is celebrated with ‘Garter Day’, which includes a procession of the Knights in their robes and a Service in the Chapel.

The members then return to Upper Ward of the Castle in Carriages. Princess Eugenie has often accompanied her father for this special occasion.

Princess Eugenie attended St George’s School in Windsor, which was originally founded to provide choristers to the Chapel in 1352 – something that continues to this day.

PSSE-first-day-at-St-George's-School_watermark-PAPrincess Eugenie arriving with her parents for her first day at St George’s School

Currently 23 choristers from the School are part of the choir that perform in eight services a week as well as on special occasions.

On the day of the Wedding, children from St George’s School have been invited to the Castle grounds to help celebrate the day. They will be joined by students from Coworth Flexlands School and charities that are supported by the couple.

Alongside national and ceremonial events, Windsor is also a home to Princess Eugenie. In 2004 The Royal Lodge in Windsor became the home of The Duke of York.

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