Princess Eugenie waves from carriage news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

“Like buses… been ages since a Royal Wedding & then we get 2 in one year!!!”

As soon as the news broke with the date for The Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank, it went straight into my diary. The carriage procession route wasn’t going to be the same as for Prince Harry & Meghan, so my fantastic balcony view point wasn’t going to be available this time.

The Two Brewers pub sign news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

Definitely not the worse place to use as my base for The Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor

This time the carriage procession would be much shorter. It would leave the castle & come along the High Street before turning left through Cambridge Gate & back into the castle. Next door to Cambridge Gate is the lovely Two Brewers pub. We have been there a number of times for Sunday Lunch & their Christmas Carol singing. They decided to have a special menu for the Royal Wedding… so it seemed rude not to book a table & secure myself a good camera spot!!

Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew arriving news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew arrive up the Long Walk in a Rolls Royce

The Two Brewers opened nice and early to provide ‘refreshments’. It wasn’t a bad spot either to catch the arrival of the Bride before the 11 o’clock ceremony. The pub had the TV on for those that wanted to watch it. I couldn’t risk losing my place by the barrier, but the landlord kept me up to date. Stuart came out to say that “the carriage was about to leave the castle…they’ll be in view very soon!” Right on time the crowd down on the High Street started to cheer & wave their flags.

Police Officer waves a flag at royal wedding news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

A female police officer waves a union flag during The Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor

In no time at all the lead horses were coming down Park Street towards me. I recognised the Head Groomsman from Harry & Meghan’s procession. It was clear he recognised Stuart too !!!

Lead Groomsman in royal wedding carriage procession news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

Beautiful Windsor Grey horses lead the The Royal Wedding carriage procession

Princess Eugenie royal wedding carriage & groomsman news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

The lead Groomsman sends a wink to his friend at The Two Brewers

I had a split second to fire off a few frames before the carriage was past me through Cambridge Gate.

The Royal wedding of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank in Windsor

Princess Eugenie waves from carriage news photography by Ian Skelton Photography

A wave for the photographer …..

Then they were gone, back into the castle to start their celebrations with the guests. It was time for me to put the camera kit away & head into The two Brewers to start our celebrations & toast the happy couple! Ohhh & enjoy a rather lovely Beef Wellington…