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Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie has married tequilla brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle.

The newlyweds shared a kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel after the lavish ceremony attended by royals, celebrities and VIPs.

They shared two shy kisses on the steps, one just outside the chapel, and another before they boarded the Scottish State Coach for a public ride around Windsor.

Members of the royal family including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were among the 850-strong congregation attending the wedding.

The Duke of York walked his 28-year-old daughter down the aisle.

The newlyweds emerge from the chapel after the ceremony. Credit: PA
Eugenie and Jack exchange their vows. Credit: PA
Around 850 people attended the ceremony. Credit: PA
The Duke of York walked his 28-year-old daughter down the aisle Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and a host of celebrities and VIPs were also present to see Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, say her vows.

Mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York arrived with Princess Beatrice, the Maid of Honour.

"Fergie", who spent years as an outcast from the royal family following her split from Andrew - was cheered by crowds as she stepped out of a chauffeur-driven car.

The Queen wore an Angela Kelly coat, dress and hat. Credit: PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Credit: PA
Princess Charlotte and Prince George are among the bridesmaids and pageboys. Credit: PA
Members of the royal family at the ceremony. Credit: PA
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Princess Eugenie's dress was designed by British-based Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.

It was designed with a low back as a tribute to the hospital where she had a childhood scoliosis operation.

She traveled to St George's Chapel in a 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI, accompanied by her father, the Duke of York.

The Rolls Royce was presented to the Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The Duchess of Cambridge, as Kate Middleton, travelled to Westminster Abbey in the same car on her way to marry the Duke of Cambridge in April 2011.

The mother of the bride Sarah, Duchess of York. Credit: PA
Princess Beatrice Credit: PA

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora were among the pageboys and bridesmaids.

The bridesmaids wore white dresses with floral belts and the pageboys were decked in white shirts with navy blue trousers.

A bridesmaid waves to the crowd. Credit: PA

Guests began arriving from 8.30am on Friday, as members of the public given balloted invites to the castle's Lower Ward looked on.

Model Naomi Campbell, actress Liv Tyler and Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsea Davy were among the first arrivals.

Kate Moss, Robbie Williams, Stephen Fry, James Blunt, Ellie Goulding and former footballer Jamie Redknapp have also arrived.

Naomi Campbell Credit: PA
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field (right) arrive. Credit: PA
Ellie Goulding. Credit: PA
Cara Delevingne Credit: PA
Live Tyler Credit: PA
Chelsea Davy Credit: PA
Elliott Spencer and Stephen Fry. Credit: PA
Poppy Delevingne Credit: PA
Jamie Redknapp. Credit: PA
Jack Whitehall Credit: PA

The windy weather proved troublesome for some guests, who had to cling on to their hats as they walked to the chapel.

In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Princess Eugenie said "it was love at first sight" when she met her husband-to-be, while Mr Brooksbank paid tribute to his future wife, calling her a "bright shining light".

Princess Eugenie told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV's This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her "humble and generous" husband-to-be had the ability to "make everyone feel so special".

The couple's Order of Service revealed Jack will not wear a ring and Eugenie would not promise to obey her husband.

A Gaelic Blessing was sung by the choir and Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli performed Bach's Ave Maria.

Princess Beatrice read an extract from F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby.

One man chases a hat in the wind. Credit: PA
Onlookers tried to get a good photo as the guests arrived. Credit: PA

Criticism has been levied at the estimated £2 million security bill, which falls to the taxpayer, for Eugenie's wedding.

The policing costs will have been increased by the 1km carriage ride the couple will make through the town after the ceremony.

But Princess Eugenie, who is not a working royal, and Mr Brooksbank did not head up the Long Walk like Harry and Meghan, instead taking a shorter route back to the castle.

The Queen is hosting an afternoon reception afterwards in the castle, while an evening party is expected at the York family home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

About 1,200 members of the public were given balloted invites to the castle's Lower Ward, as have charity representatives, children from Eugenie's old schools, and royal household staff.