So how did the crowds compare to Harry and Meghan's big day? After a slow start, well-wishers take to the streets of Windsor to greet Jack and Eugenie in scenes reminiscent of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding
- Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie, 28, married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank, 30, today
- Exchanging their vows at St George's Chapel in front of congregation of celebrities, royals and VIP guests
- Crowds have lined the streets of Windsor this afternoon to see the newlyweds go past on carriage procession
By Mark Duell and Sarah White and Jake Wallis Simons In Windsor For Mailonline
Published: 02:38 EDT, 12 October 2018 | Updated: 09:35 EDT, 12 October 2018
The streets of Windsor are teaming with excited well-wishers clamouring to catch a glimpse of the newly-married Princess Eugenie.
The Queen's granddaughter, 28, and her new husband Jack Brooksbank, 30, emerged from Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel to resounding cheers and applause as man and wife following a moving royal wedding ceremony.
After their stunning nuptials the young couple continued on a carriage procession around the town, as fans excitedly waved congratulatory banners and flags.
There was a quiet scene in Windsor this morning ahead of the royal wedding, with scores of police officers outnumbering well-wishers – but the picture changed once the Princess and her new husband left the church.
While they had scores of A-list guests including Demi Moore, Liv Tyler, Naomi Campbell and Robbie Williams in attendance, the couple's procession was a noticeably more subdued affair than Harry and Meghan's in May.
More than 100,000 people are estimated to have lined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding procession route in Windsor some five months ago – a stark contrast to today.
But Eugenie's father the Duke of York said his daughter's wedding was intended to be a family, rather than public wedding – and was only held in St George's Chapel at the behest of the Queen because the princess 'has so many friends'.
Despite a quiet start to the day the streets of Windsor are now teaming with well-wishers clamouring to catch a glimpse of the newly-married Princess Eugenie
Crowds cheered Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie as they left in a carriage following their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel
After their stunning ceremony the young couple continued on a carriage procession around the town, as fans waved banners and flags in congratulations
Royal well-wishers and police seen on the streets outside Windsor Castle, as they waited for the newlyweds to come past
A beaming Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank emerge from Windsor Castle chapel as man and wife after the moving royal wedding ceremony
People desperately tried to catch a glimpse of the pair, eagerly snapping pictures and recording videos on their phones
The eerie early morning quiet was picked up on by Eamonn Holmes, who during his coverage on This Morning said in respect to the crowds: 'Well it's not the same as Meghan and Harry.'
But the grey and windswept weather failed to dampen the spirits of hardcore fans, however, who posed for selfies in union flags they had brought from home.
While the atmosphere remained subdued at the start of the day, with little cheering as people waited for the festivities to begin, it soon turned into a hubbub of excitement.
The carriage was pulled by four Windsor Grey horses: Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. There will be two outriders: Claudia and Sir Basil.
The Duke of York said his daughter's wedding has more guests than Harry and Meghan's – because she has so many friends.
Speaking about Harry and Meghan's hugely successful wedding, he said: 'It will not be the same as the previous one that was held in May. It's not a public wedding. This is meant to be a family wedding.'
He also told ITV that the Queen was certain about holding the nuptials at Windsor.
Around 100,000 members of the public are thought to have gone to Windsor for Harry and Meghan's wedding (pictured)
Crowds in Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May this year
After the service, the couple embark on an open-top carriage tour of Windsor, although shorter than the one Harry and Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, took when thousands lined the streets of the town
Royal fans waiting to see the carriage procession have expressed their 'frustration' that there are no screens outside streaming the ceremony
This graphic shows the route Princess Eugenie followed on her carriage procession through Windsor
Well-wishers who have gathered on Windsor High Street to catch a glimpse of the couple are watching the ceremony on their mobile phones
Speaking about Harry and Meghan's hugely successful wedding, the Duke of York said: 'It will not be the same as the previous one that was held in May. It's not a public wedding. This is meant to be a family wedding.'
A lone police officer stands guard as barriers line the streets of the town before the ceremony this morning
Members of the public clutched their flags as they made their way into the town to prepare to wave to the newlyweds
Security around Windsor is tight, with the public having to pass through airport-style security checks to get near the castle and large numbers of police on patrol
Singing and cheering well-wishers came together in the streets of Windsor in the shadow of the castle, although there were fewer people than crammed into the town for Harry's wedding
As Eugenie does not carry out official royal duties, some have said it is wrong that the estimated £2 million security bill for the event will be paid for by taxpayers with the royal family only paying for the wedding itself
Teams of police can be seen gathered in the streets, which have been shut off to traffic throughout the day
Vendors walked along lines of well-wishers trying desperately to sell Royal Wedding scarves
There was a rather quiet and subdued mood in the royal borough, with plenty of police on duty but few well wishers early on in the day
Police outnumbered fans in this part of the town, as they prepared for the arrival of the royal family
The Long Walk up to Windsor Castle. Unlike Harry and Meghan's wedding, no crowds will be lining this route
Three lone fans waved their Union Jack flags as they excitedly waited for the arrival of the royals and the carriage procession
Police were seen patrolling near-empty streets in the royal borough this morning, as the town got set for the wedding
Police officers line the empty streets of Windsor ahead of the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
In a pre-recorded interview with Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, the father of the bride said that he was 'not intimately involved in the planning'.
And he said: 'All the approval goes through the Queen anyway. It was what I was told, where it was going to take place.
'The Queen very firmly said: 'No, St George's is where you are going to have the wedding.'
'So I said: 'Aye, aye ma'am', turn to the right, salute and carry on.'
He added: 'There will be a few more people than most people have. There are a few more than Harry had. But that's just the nature of Eugenie and Jack.
'They have got so many friends that they need a church of that size to fit them all in.'
Eugenie, 28, told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV's This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her 'humble and generous' husband-to-be had the ability to 'make everyone feel so special'.
A royal fan eager to see Eugenie arrived in Windsor today, expecting large crowds to start gathering earlier in the week. Kerry Evans, 54, from Lincolnshire, has been in the crowds of well wishers at the past two royal weddings.
She said: 'I wanted to be part of the wedding and the traditions because it's all part of being being British. I thought there would be lots of people arriving but there aren't, I've been waiting and waiting.'
The picture in Windsor today is in stark contrast to the scene in May, when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle
The police operation has cost some £2million in Windsor today, with armed patrols, police dogs and snipers
By mid-morning the well wishers and fans were outnumbered by teams of police officers through the town
This Morning presenters pointed out that the crowds 'weren't as big as on Harry and Meghan's day'
Police officers patrol the empty streets of Windsor this morning ahead of Eugenie and Jack's royal wedding
Police arrive early this morning to line the streets ahead of Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor
Criticism has already been levied at the estimated £2million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie's wedding
Police officers from different forces including from Gwent Police in Wales secure the area around Windsor Castle today
Police officers stand around next to the barriers in Windsor today amid low crowd numbers ahead of Eugenie's wedding
Police officers line the top of buildings as they get ready for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding today
Dressed from head to toe in the Union Jack flag, including wearing a watch Doc Marten boots and socks bearing the national flag, Joseph Afrane, 54, from Battersea, south west London, said: 'I'm here for a great occasion.
'I'm originally from Ghana in West Africa but I've lived here for 24 years so as someone from a country within the Commonwealth I have a inbuilt love of the royal family.
'They're doing a great job for Britain and for the world. For good causes everywhere and they boost trade and tourism.
'The atmosphere is great. Everyone is happy. A royal event never fails to wow the crowds. I make it to all the royal events, even in the rain, and the weather never dampens the atmosphere.
'I can't wait to see them. I've got replies from The Queen, Prince Phillip and Harry and Meghan from when I've written to them previously. I'm a super fan!'
Wearing a handmade blue sequin, tailed suit and a white ruffled shirt with Union Jack flags, pensioner David Weeks, 77, from Petersfield, Hampshire, said: 'I'm a royalist. I always have been. I come to all the royal events.
'I think a royal wedding is a fantastic day out that brings everyone together. I love to see the royal family enjoying themselves. And I have fun too. The atmosphere here is out if this world. I can't wait!'
Wearing matching Union Jack onesies and with specially made bottles of royal wedding fizz, Tina Howe, 41, and Steph Higgins, 42, from Manchester, arrived last night for a front row view on the royal wedding.
Standing outside the Windsor Castle entrance, Tina said: 'I'm proud to be British, I love the royals and I came to be part of the country's biggest street party today.'
Steph said: 'It's just such a fantastic atmosphere. We've gone all out with the outfits and a weekend mapped out in London. I thought, why not just go for it?'
Tina added: 'I'm really looking forward to seeing the bride and what she's wearing. She's quite into her fashion so I'm excited about what dress choice she's going to make.'
Steph added: 'I think she's going to go for a fishtail and bling option. Can't wait!'
Wearing a Union Jack suit and clutching flowers for the happy couple, Terry Hutt, 83, from Somerset, slept in a chair on the streets last night for a good viewing spot, said: 'I came to see The Queen, Fergie and the whole royal family.
'I've been to loads of royal occasions. I've lost count on how many I've been to. I'm an old soldier from the paratroopers. I survived The Blitz so sleeping on the streets is nothing for me.
'This was just sleeping outside for one night. But I must admit that I'm happy to see the sun shining.'
Armed police officers walk down the Long Walk towards Windsor Castle before the royal wedding this morning
The Long Walk is pictured ahead of the royal wedding of Eugenie and Jack this morning
Speaking about comparisons between the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, she said: 'She is still the granddaughter of the Queen, of course she'd get married here.
Timings for Eugenie and Jack's Windsor wedding
7am – Doors opened to the invited public through the Visitor Admission Centre on Castle Hill.
8.30am – 10.15am – Doors to St George's Chapel opened to the congregation. Wedding guests started arriving in Middle Ward. Organ music played in the Chapel.
10.15am – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed.
From 10.25am – Members of the royal family arrived at the Galilee Porch and were received by the Dean of Windsor.
10.30am – Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, the parents of the groom, arrived at the West Door. Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York and Maid of Honour Princess Beatrice of York arrived by car at the West Door. Groom Jack Brooksbank and his best man and brother Thomas Brooksbank, also arrived by car at the West Door.
10.52am – The Queen arrived at the Galilee Porch and was received by the Dean and conducted to her seat in the Quire.
10.57am – Bride Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, arrived at the West Steps of St George's Chapel
11am – The service began.
12pm – The service ended and the bride and groom, the bridal party and the couple's parents processed to the West Door. The Queen and members of the royal family moved from the Quire to the Galilee Porch. The bride and groom departed from the West Steps by carriage.
12.15pm – Eugenie and Jack arrived at Windsor Castle for their afternoon reception.
'She's a princess of this country so that must be quite hard to see another wedding in the same year.'
Royal super-fan John Loughney, from London, said he was happy to be there to share the day with Princess Eugenie.
The 63-year-old has been in the crowds for the last two royal weddings and was also outside the hospital for the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
He said: 'There's only two people who will be truly proud today and that's (Princess Eugenie's) mother and father. They'll be ever so proud to see their daughter married.'
'Myself and all the royal fans wish them a very happy marriage.'
Mr Loughney arrived yesterday afternoon to bag a prime position from which to see the wedding procession.
Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York – who spent years as an outcast from the royal family following her split from Andrew, also took centre stage for the high profile royal occasion.
Her former father-in-law Philip is said to have never forgiven 'Fergie' for the scandal she caused when she was caught in the infamous 'toe-sucking' incident, having her feet kissed by financial adviser John Bryan in 1992.
The couple's Order of Service revealed that Jack will not be wearing a ring and Eugenie will not promise to obey her husband. Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform Bach's Ave Maria.
Estate agent Naomi Finlay, from Windsor, whose husband has previously worked with the royal family, was outside the chapel on the steps for the service. She said: 'I was at the West Steps of the Chapel, so I was really close to all the royals.
'It was amazing. Although a bit blowy outside, bless them.
'The flowers were amazing, with Chinese lanterns, lots of oranges and pinks. She looked really lovely, stunning. I got a picture of their first kiss. And him arriving with his best man.
'They both looked really happy.'
Tina Howe and Steph Higgins from Manchester pose in Union Jack attire ahead of the royal wedding this morning
Royal fans gather in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel today
Well-wishers wait in Windsor for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel
Well-wishers wait in Windsor for the royal wedding today – the second one of the year
From pop royalty to the real thing: Eugenie and Jack's bridal party
The groom's brother, Thomas Brooksbank
Maid of Honour
The bride's sister, Princess Beatrice
Princess Charlotte, three, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Savannah Phillips, seven, and Isla Phillips, six, daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips
Mia Tindall, four, daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall
Maud Windsor, five, daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor – and the bride's goddaughter
Theodora Williams, six, daughter of Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field
Prince George, five, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Louis de Givenchy, six, son of Olivier and Zoe De Givenchy
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 14, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex
James, Viscount Severn, 10, son of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex
Stars at the nuptials included former Take That singer Robbie Williams and his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field, whose six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte also played a starring role among the young helpers, along with Zara and Mike Tindall's spirited four-year-old Mia and Peter and Autumn Phillips' daughters Savannah and Isla.
Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie's goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman, was also a bridesmaid.
George was joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.
Jack works as a drinks executive for Casamigos tequila, which was founded by Clooney and Crawford's husband Rande Gerber.
Royal fans will be keen to see how the wedding compares to that of Harry and Meghan, who wed in the same venue just five months ago.
Crowds of more than 100,000 lined the streets for the duke and American former actress' big day in May.
Criticism has already been levied at the estimated £2million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie's wedding.
The policing costs will have been increased by the 1km (0.6-mile) carriage ride the couple will make through the town after the ceremony.
But Eugenie, who is not a working royal, and Jack will not head up the Long Walk like Harry and Meghan, but took a shorter route back to the castle.
Crowds try to get a decent vantage point outside Windsor Castle this morning ahead of this year's second royal wedding
Royal fans eager to see Eugenie have been arriving in Windsor over the past few days in order to get the best spot
Royal fans gather outside Windsor Castle early this morning in the hopes of getting a good view of today's proceedings
The couple have chosen a traditional marriage ceremony which features language such as 'thou' and 'thee' instead of 'you'
A camerawoman interviews a royal fan waiting for the second royal wedding of the year on the streets of Windsor today
Royal fans drape themselves in Union Jack flags as they hold a banner celebrating Jack and Eugenie's wedding today
Police search people in Windsor this morning ahead of the the royal wedding – which is the second one of the year
Jack pays tribute to his 'bright shining light' Eugenie in TV interview as she describes him as 'so humble'
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (centre) were interviewed by ITV This Morning's Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford
Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a 'bright shining light'.
The Queen's granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as 'so humble and generous' during a television interview ahead of their wedding.
But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.
She initially thought 'what a silly hat' Jack was wearing, but was 'all butterflies and nervous' when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.
The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV's This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.
After Eugenie replied 'It's definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves' she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend' place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.
With her fiance beside her, the princess added: 'I thought, 'what a silly hat!' and I thought, 'who's that?' and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.
'I think I rang my mum that night and said 'I've met this guy Jack'… and that was it I think about how it started.
'I remember being like 'I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too' and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.'
The couple will wed on Friday at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel surrounded by the Queen other members of the royal family and famous faces including Robbie Williams with supermodel Cindy Crawford, David and Victoria Beckham, and George and Amal Clooney expected to be among the guests.
Jack has paid tribute to his future wife Eugenie, calling her a 'bright shining light' during the interview with Holmes and Langsford
Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: 'She's this bright shining light.'
Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: 'Jack's the kind of guy, you know when you're lost at a party and you can't find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He'll walk in and make everyone feel so special.
'He'll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you're so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that's two words…'
The princess went on to say her 'big sissy' Princess Beatrice was someone 'I've looked up to her whole life' and that she's the biggest supporter of 'team Eug and Jack.'
The Queen's granddaughter described her fiance as 'so humble and generous' during the television interview ahead of their wedding
Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: 'It's nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.'
In reference to Jack, she added: 'And you're going to be at the end of the aisle, and I'm going to be running towards you!'
Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a 'bridezilla', Jack said no, adding: 'Eugenie has been amazing.
'She's been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.'
Watch the interview and live coverage of the wedding on This Morning At The Royal Wedding at 9.25am on ITV.