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Princess Eugenie gives Royal wedding guests goodie bags featuring shortbread, a big chocolate coin and rain poncho

The couple gave out the special packages to the 1,200 members of public invited to join them in their big day at Windsor.

Inside the canvas bags inscribed with Eugenie and Jack’s initials were giant chocolate coins, shortbread, Windsor Castle spring water, fridge magnets and orders of service.

There were even ponchos included inside in case it rained today in Windsor.

The lucky members of the public, who applied online for an invite and were selected in a ballot, listened to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watched the start of the procession as the couple depart at the end of the wedding ceremony.

Royal fans turned out in force today, with some arriving on Thursday afternoon to bag a prime position to see the Queen and host of stars from Ellie Goulding, Kate Moss and Robbie Williams arrive.



Some of the invited members of the public have already put their exclusive gift bags on eBay, with starting bids at £11.90 and Buy it Now figures at £1,000.

However, many royal super-fans were just grateful to secure a good spot for the big day.

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."

Danielle Lilley, 33, and Rachel Bruce, 47, tutors from Eugenie's boarding house at Marlborough, said they were looking forward to seeing familiar faces.

Ms Bruce said: "We're really excited and hoping we might see some of her friends from college.

"We're thrilled to be here."


Eugenie and Jack were following in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who broke with tradition to invite 2,640 members of the public to their wedding.

They included some 1,200 young people and those who have shown strong leadership in their communities.

Making up the numbers were Windsor Castle community members, members of the Royal household and Crown Estate, schoolchildren, charity workers and those from organisations Harry and Meghan had a close connection with.

The bride stunned in a sweeping wedding dress, made by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of the British label Peter Pilotto, showing her scars from childhood back surgery.

Crowds cheered as the newlyweds shared a sweet kiss outside the chapel after the ceremony, surrounded by the bridal party including Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

Guests, from celebs including Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell to the Queen, watched as the couple exchanged vows before they were driven through the streets of Windsor in a Scottish State Coach carriage to wave to well-wishers.

The wedding was a mix of traditional and modern, with the couple's personal touches including Princess Beatrice performing a reading from F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

The Duchess of Cambridge also indulged in a rare PDA moment as she held hands with husband Prince William, having struggled like her fellow guests to keep her dress under control due to the strong winds.

Meghan Markle, stunning in a blue Givenchy outfit, sat by husband Prince Harry – but her navy coat was quickly labelled as "suspicious" by eagle-eyed viewers who speculated she could be pregnant.

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, wore an ice blue cashmere coat with large gold and diamond buttons and an ice blue and peach scalloped lame dress.

 

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