The second royal wedding of the year is just one day away and everyone is getting into the festive spirit.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were seen this afternoon making their way into St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle where they will exchange their vows tomorrow.
They were followed by Eugenie’s immediate family – her mother Sarah Ferguson, her father Prince Andrew and her sister and maid of honour, Princess Beatrice.
The bride-to-be beamed as she sat in the passenger seat of the car, driven by her tequila ambassador fiancé.
Princess Eugenie was followed by her parents Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York – who, despite divorcing in 1996, remain on good terms. The couple still live together in Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, just three and a half miles from the castle.
A small group of royal super-fans has descended on Windsor, sleeping rough outside the castle to get the best spot for the wedding. Bartley Graham, 30, a former civil servant, and his sister Sandra, 21, a factory worker, travelled all the way from County Durham for the big day. They arrived last night and slept on the pavement in sleeping bags.
People call us the crazy corner. They call us all sorts of things.
We have been compared to the migrant camps in Calais. It gets a bit annoying after a while. But we just love the royals and are proud to be British.
His sister, Sandra, added:
We wouldn’t be British if we didn’t have the royals. It’s enjoyable. We’re not going to see many more of these events.
Writer and carer Kerry Evans, 54, who travelled from Hull for the big day, said:
It wasn’t too cold overnight. We’d have liked to pitch a tent but we’re not allowed, so we just had to sleep rough.
We’re not too tired, not with the adrenaline. We expected a big queue and are quite surprised that there’s nobody else here.
Weeks of planning have gone into keeping the royal couple and the public safe and all drains on the route have to be searched and armed and plainclothes officers brought in.