To ensure their paths didn’t cross earlier than they met on the altar, the royal couple stayed in separate locations on Thursday evening, the palace stated.
Eugenie stayed at Royal Lodge, the royal residence of her father, Prince Andrew, and mom, Sarah Ferguson, in Windsor, whereas Jack stayed regionally in Windsor.
Royal Lodge, which is simply three miles south of Windsor Citadel, was the Queen Mom’s residence from 1952 till her demise in 2002. The property has 30 rooms and 21 acres of secluded gardens. Eugenie and Jack’s night wedding ceremony reception on Friday will even be held on the picturesque Royal Lodge.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle additionally stayed in separate motels the evening earlier than their wedding ceremony. Harry stayed on the Dorchester Assortment’s Coworth Park in Windsor together with his brother and finest man, Prince William.
Meghan and her mom, Doria Ragland, stayed at Cliveden Home Resort, on the Nationwide Belief’s Cliveden Property in Windsor. The 2 motels are a couple of 30-minute drive (15 miles) from one another.
Eugenie and Jack will tie the knot in entrance of 800 friends at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Citadel on Friday. The couple, who’ve been courting for about seven years, obtained engaged whereas in Nicaragua in January.
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In a pre-wedding interview earlier this week, Eugenie recalled assembly Jack throughout a snowboarding trip in Switzerland throughout school. Though Eugenie described a direct connection, she additionally shortly questioned her future husband’s trend decisions.
“I believed, ‘What a foolish hat!’ ” the 28-year-old royal stated with fun of seeing Jack, 32, for the primary time. “And I believed, ‘Who’s that?’”
She continued, “After which , you came to visit and shook my hand and I used to be all butterflies and nervous.”
Eugenie additionally shared that she known as her mom, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, that evening to inform her in regards to the new man she had met.
Fortunately, the royal didn’t have to attend lengthy for it to be clear that her emotions have been reciprocated.
“I bear in mind being like, ‘I actually, actually like this man, I actually need him to love me too,’ and then you definately gave me this large windscreen wiper wave and that was it: ‘Proper, he likes me,’ ” she stated.