Royal Wedding order of service – in full: Follow Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding ceremony


The order of service is finished will a contemporary twist in the form of an image of some modern art.

The order of service for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank has been revealed as guests started arriving for the second royal wedding of 2018.

The 20-page booklet will be given to guests as they arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue previously used for the nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

And there’s plenty for them to read as they wait for the bride and groom, with the order covering everything from the arrival times of the royals to details of hymns, music and readings.

It culminates with an image of Here, a mixed media on canvas from 2018 by American abstract artist Mark Bradford.

This is the order of service full.

The order of service starts off by giving guests an insight into the history of St George’s Chapel, which it describes as a building a “rare beauty”.

It also asks them to ensure their mobile phones are off, with the reminder that photography is not allowed.

Page two continues with more history about the chapel, with details about the Quire, the High Altar and the wooden oriel window.

Page three tells guests who will lead the service – the Dean of Windsor David Conner – and the fact that John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, will lead the prayers.

It also explains that the chapel choir will sing and lists the names of other musical parties.

Music is also the focus of page four. It sets out what will be played before the service, which will begin at 11am.

Elgar, Bach and Holst are among the composers whose music will feature.

Page five sets out the arrival times for various members of the royal family.

It states this will happen from 10.25am onwards, with the Queen the last person to arrive at 10.52am.

Princess Eugenie’s arrival is explained on page six. It reveals she will walk up the aisle to Bach’s Piece D’Orgue.

We then get to the service itself. The Dean of Windsor will get things started by reading an introduction.

The introduction will be followed by the first hymn, Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken.

Then we get to the important bit – the vows. The couple have chosen to use traditional language such as “thou” and “thee” instead of “you”.

It also refers to the bride and groom as “Man” and “Woman”.

The order of service also reveals that Eugenie, like the Duchess of Sussex, will not promise to obey her husband.

The vows will be followed by the groom placing a ring on Princess Eugenie’s finger. The order of service also reveals that the groom will not wear one.

A performance from Andrea Bocelli follows.

We then get to the readings, the first of which will be taken on by the groom’s paternal cousin Charles Brooksbank.

The second brings a slightly more modern twist in the form of an excerpt from F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.

Princess Beatrice, Eugenie’s older sister and maid of honour, will deliver the passage, which is a description of enigmatic Jay Gatsby’s smile and said to capture both the theatrical quality of his character and his charisma.

After the readings, guests will hear an address from the Dean of Windsor and then move on to the second hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.

Page 14 explains that the congregration will be asked to sit or kneel for prayers, which will include the Lord’s Prayer.

Even more music follows, page 15 reveals. It informs guests that the chapel choir will give a performance of A Gaelic Blessing.

John Sentamu is up next. The Archbishop of York will read a prayer that he has specially written for the occasion.

This will be followed by another hymn.

The traditional signing of the registers follows. While the bride and groom carry out this task, guests will listen to a performance from the choir.

Once this has finished, those who have signed the register will be escorted back to their seats after which the national anthem will be sung.

At this stage the wedding service is nearly over. The bride and groom will process up the aisle to the final from Premiere Symphonic, Op 14 by Louis Vierne. It will be performed by Luke Bond.

The order of service is finished will a contemporary twist in the form of an image of some modern art.

The image is that of Here, a mixed media on canvas from 2018 by American abstract artist Mark Bradford.

Another work by Bradford, Helter Skelter I, which used to belong to tennis star John McEnroe, sold for £8.7 million in March, the highest auction price achieved by a living African American artist.


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