Princess Eugenie turned 29 at the weekend, taking to Instagram to thank her well wishers and writing that her “28th year was the best one yet”. One person who congratulated Eugenie at the weekend was designer Zac Posen, who posted a never before seen image of Eugenie in the wedding reception dress he designed for her. Posen took to Instagram to wish Princess Eugenie a happy birthday, sharing an image of the gown as he knelt on the ground before her to adjust its long train.
In honour of Princess Eugenie's 29th birthday on Sunday, Zac Posen shared a never-before-seen photograph of the royal's second wedding dress. The American designer took to Instagram to post a lovely tribute, in which he described Eugenie as someone with a "heart of gold and sophisticated humour." He wrote: "Every now and then you meet somebody who just knocks your socks off. This last year I got to know a young lady who possessed natural elegance, a heart of gold and sophisticated humour.""My studio and I had the honour (and the best time) collaborating with her on her special gown," he added. "Best of all she is dedicated to using her privilege to help our world and its people with her project @the_anti_slavery_collective. Happy Birthday! @princesseugenie." After walking the aisle in a bespoke Peter Pilotto gown, the blushing bride changed into a stunning pink number by the famous American designer, which featured long sleeves and a caped shoulder.READ: Princess Eugenie's emotional tribute to husband Jack Brooksbank and their special dayOn designing the royal's wedding reception dress, Zac said in an official statement: "It was an incredible honour to create this dress for Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie on her wedding day." He continued: "Her grace, elegance and strength perfectly embody everything I could hope for in a woman wearing our design."Loading the player...Elsewhere, Princess Eugenie thanked her social media followers for their birthday well-wishers. Reflecting on her 28th year being "the best one yet" after she tied the knot with her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank in October. "My 28th year was the best one yet. Now to being 29...Thank you for all the birthday wishes," she said. Her mother Sarah Ferguson shared a snap of her youngest daughter to celebrate the day, saying: "Happy Birthday my darling girl xxx." Prince Andrew added: "Wishing @princesseugenie a very Happy Birthday!"MORE: Princess Eugenie reunites with her wedding dress in special visit to royal exhibitionMake sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are celebrating a huge milestone. It's been one year since the couple, who tied the knot on 12 October, announced their engagement to the world. To mark the milestone, 28-year-old Eugenie shared a throwback picture from the day of the announcement on Instagram. "#tbt to exactly this day last year - Jack and I announced our engagement. What a year it’s been since then and how exciting for 2019," the caption read. > > > > > > > > > > > View this post on Instagram > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > #tbt to exactly this day last year - Jack and I announced our engagement. What a year it’s been since then and how exciting for 2019. > > A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie) on Jan 22, 2019 at 4:13am PST The happy announcement was made by Eugenie's father Prince Andrew, who shared the news on Twitter. Following the news of the engagement, an official photograph of the couple was released by Buckingham Palace. During their TV appearance on The One Show, the couple revealed Jack popped the question while they were on holiday in Nicaragua. Beaming with delight, Eugenie shared: "The lake was so beautiful, it was a special light and I even said 'this is an incredible moment' and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way." She added: "I was over the moon, crying." MORE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal baby: the due date, the gender and more revealed Loading the player... Nine months later, Eugenie and Jack married at St George's Chapel in Windsor on 12 October - the second royal wedding of the year. The happy couple exchanged vows in front of the royal family and their celebrity friends, including Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Ayda Field and Robbie Williams - whose daughter Teddy made her public debut as one of Eugenie's bridesmaids. Eugenie and Jack first met while skiing at the royal hotspot Verbier in Switzerland back in 2010, and were introduced by mutual friends. They returned to the resort for a ski holiday with his future father-in-law, Prince Andrew, in January 2015. RECOMMENDED: Why the Queen doesn't own a license and doesn't need one to drive Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
It’s been quite the year for the Royal Family , with not one but two weddings, a new baby and another on the way in the new year. The Queen proved she was as style savvy as the younger royals with a surprise appearance at the Richard Quinn catwalk show, joining US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the front row during London Fashion Week . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a third addition to their family with the birth of Prince Louis in April. While glimpses of Louis have been rare, his older siblings George and Charlotte have stolen the show on more than one occasion. The young royals are practically pros at page boy and bridesmaid duties. After announcing their engagement in November 2017, Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, in a ceremony that was watched by an estimated 1.9 billion people around the world. It was a star-studded affair and Meghan wowed in her wedding dress by Clare Waight Keller and an evening gown by Stella McCartney. The pair have thrown themselves into their royal duties and charmed everyone they met during their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October. The trip got off to an exciting start as the couple announced they’re expecting their first child next spring. Princess Eugenie also married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at the same venue as her cousin Harry on October 12, and her proud mother Sarah, Duchess of York made her return to the fold. Kate came back from maternity leave in October and looks more confident in her role than ever. As well as joining forces with William at several engagements, she’s proven that the Kate effect is still in force with her fashion choices. The Prince of Wales celebrated his 70th birthday in November and there were plenty of family and public occasions to mark his milestone. And then of course, the Queen was joined by the rest of the royals to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham . Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Royal Wedding highlights: Best moments from Meghan and Harry’s big day, revisited Kate and Meghan’s Christmas Day outfits through the years in pictures Kate, Meghan and the rest of the royals arrive for the Queen’s Christmas lunch
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