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12 October 2018, 12:42 | Updated: 12 October 2018, 12:47
The blushing royal bride looked sensational in Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos low back dress as she arrived at St.Geooge's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank is well underway as a number of celerity guests such as Robbie Williams and Naomi Cambell joined senior royals The Queen, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan at Windsor Castle.
The blushing royal bride looked sensational in Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos low back dress which paid tribute to a life changing operation from her childhood which has left her with metal rods in her spine.
Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle in a dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto.
She proudly showed off the scars from surgery she had to correct scoliosis when she was a child, forgoing a veil and weaing a gown with a dipped back.
The Royal bride met the designers when she was co-hosting an event in support of women artists and has been wearing designs by the brand for several years.
Princess Eugenie, Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos have worked closely together on the design of the dress. The designers undertook archive research into previous dresses worn by Members of the Royal Family and identified a silhouette.
The 29-year-old wore a pricless emerald tiara loaned to her by the Queen. The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court.
The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.
Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor, Theodora Williams joined page boys Prince George, Louis de Givenchy, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn on the steps of St George's Chapel.
Thousands of people have signed a petition demanding that the wedding is not paid with tax-payers' money.
An anti-monarchy group named Republic have launched an online petition, arguing that the celebrations are a 'personal event' disguised as a 'national occasion'.
They claim: "Eugenie carries out no royal duties and there is little public interest in another royal wedding - even the BBC has chosen not to broadcast it - yet the royals are forcing another costly wedding upon us.
"A royal wedding is a private, personal event, dressed up as a national occasion. That lets the royals use weddings as PR exercises and to expect the taxpayer will pay a large part of the costs.
"If the royals want to turn Eugenie and Jack's big day into a public event, they need to pick up the bill – all of it."
St George's Chapel, Windsor | Picture: PA
The wedding will take place at the same location as Meghan and Harry's, in St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle on the 12th October 2018.
The marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank will take place on 12th October 2018.— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) February 2, 2018
As previously announced, the wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Princess Eugenie's engagement ring | Picture: PA
The news was announced from the Royal Family's official Twitter page on 22nd January 2018.
Jack Brooksbank reportedly popped the question to Princess Eugenie during a recent trip to Nicaragua
The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank. pic.twitter.com/ct45JvDfbq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 22, 2018
He is the son of an accountant and a company director and was privately school educated as a boy. But he will be joining the ranks of the royal family as a commoner, following in the footsteps of Kate Middleton and most recently, Meghan Markle, before him.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's official wedding portrait | Picture: PA
He was previously the manager of socialite night club and hot spot, Mahiki, and is now a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila which was co-founded by George Clooney.