From Prince William and Kate Middleton’s classic wedding at Westminster Abbey to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s gorgeous nuptials at St. Geroge’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, it’s clear enough that British royals know how to put together a wedding bash. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on Oct. 12 was no exception.
The royal wedding was a day filled with royal protocol and lovely festivities. Below are some of the facts about Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding.
1- Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s gorgeous wedding cake consisted of five tiers with two different flavors. According to reports, three of them were red velvet while the other two were chocolate sponge. The royals chose London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot to do the honors of creating the grand dessert, which required 400 eggs, over 50 packs of butter, 44 pounds of sugar and 33 pounds of flour. The cake, after all, will feed 850 people. The cake had an “autumnal theme” to it, given the season of the wedding.
2- Princess Eugenie and her husband left the wedding in style, royal style. The two of them hopped in an Aston Martin DB10, which was apparently made specifically for another famous Brit: James Bond. It was one of eight cars designed for the 2015 James Bond movie, Spectre.
3- Of course there was more than just one reception after the royal wedding. After the afternoon gathering, guests meandered over to Windsor Great Park’s Royal Lodge for the evening party. The reception was carnival-themed and reportedly even had a bumper car ride. During the night, attendees munched on gourmet pizza from a food truck and enjoyed a plethora of beverages.
4- Wedding tabs add up, especially if it’s a royal wedding. Compared to Meghan Markle’s and Kate Middleton’s respective weddings, Princess Eugenie’s nuptials included a heavy bill. The cost of security for Friday’s wedding pales in comparison to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day. Princess Eugenie’s security was estimated to cost around £2 million (just over $2.6 million), whereas May’s royal wedding security cost £30 million (about $40 million).