Princess Eugenie, 28, the Queen’s sixth grandchild, was cheered by royal well-wishers as she arrived at St George’s Chapel for her wedding to her wine merchant fiancé Jack Brooksbank.
The beautiful bride wore an elegant dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
Jack burst into tears as he first spotted Princess Eugenie entering St. George’s Chapel ahead of their wedding ceremony.
Jack was forced to momentarily remove his glasses to dry his tears before the ceremony started and was forced to take them off completely as Princess Eugenie joined hit at the altar.
I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars
Speaking ahead of the wedding, Eugenie hinted her dress would be backless and will not cover her surgery scars.
During an interview on ITV’s This Morning, Eugenie said: “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars.”
The 28-year-old, who was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12-years-old, underwent a successful operation to straighten her spine after treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.
The Princess said: “I’m patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s Redevelopment Appeal of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”
Princess Eugenie looks stunning in wedding dress
Representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust attended the wedding.
Father-of-the-bride Prince Andrew revealed he had to make accommodations to ensure he can walk Princess Eugenie down the aisle because of a specific aspect of her wedding dress.
Ahead of the ceremony, Prince Andrew said: “I don’t think many people know anything about this dress.
“All I know is, as you would expect, there is a train. I believe the train is quite wide, I’ve got to walk on the left of the carpet to make sure she can walk in the middle of the carpet.”
Guests at the wedding include Kate Moss, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell among other A-List arrivals.
Windsor was expected to escape the worst of Storm Callum, but conditions were very blustery as the guests arrived, with many holding on to their hats.
One man was even spotted chasing after a fellow guest’s hat as it blew off and rolled along the ground.
The gothic chapel was filled with autumnal flowers, chosen by Eugenie to evoke the rich and vibrant tones of the season.
Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie said she will not cover her surgery scars
In Windsor town, royals fan keen to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom noted it was quieter than for Harry and Meghan’s high-profile nuptials at the same venue in May.
Kerry Evans, 54, from Lincolnshire, has been in the crowds of both royal weddings this year.
She said: “I wanted to be part of the wedding and the traditions because it’s all part of being British.
“I thought there would be lots of people arriving but there aren’t, I’ve been waiting and waiting.”
Royal wedding: Jack Brooksbank burst into tears at arrival of Eugenie
The Queen and Prince Philip and Prince Charles – without his wife Camilla – also attended the wedding.
The monarch, who arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh, was wearing an ice blue Angela Kelly coat, dress and hat – with large gold and diamond buttons and an ice blue and peach scalloped lame dress.
Other royals in attendance includef Princess Anne, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall.
Meanwhile, Kate’s pregnant sister Pippa Middleton was spotted in Windsor showing off her growing baby bump alongside her husband, James Matthews.
Eugenie and Jack, who started dating in 2010, married at the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
There will be a reception after the marriage in the Windsor grounds, which will comprise a funfair and festival-themed party day.
Over 850 guests have been invited to the ceremony – more than St George’s chapel 800 person capacity allows.
The celebration will last for two days, with the second day more casual and a high celebrity turn-out expected.