- Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are set to tie the knot at their royal wedding on October 12.
- Their wedding will take place 10 months after the couple announced their engagement.
- But, according to a recent report by Vanity Fair, the two have been waiting over a year to get married.
- An anonymous source told Vanity Fair that the couple had to delay their engagement announcement because Prince Harry‘s wedding to Meghan Markle took precedent.
- Harry is currently sixth in line to the British throne, while Eugenie is ninth.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are set to tie the knot on October 12 – 10 months after the two announced their engagement.
But, according to a recent report by Vanity Fair, the couple has been waiting over a year to get married.
In late September, an anonymous source told Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent, Katie Nicholl, that Eugenie and Brooksbank had “agreed to get married months before” they broke the news of their engagement on January 22.
The source, which Vanity Fair identified only as “a family friend” of the princess, said the couple talked about having their wedding in 2017, “but they had to wait for [Prince] Harry to go first.”
According to Vanity Fair’s source, Harry’s engagement announcement and wedding to Meghan Markle took precedence over Eugenie’s because of his rank in the royal family. Harry is currently sixth in line to the British throne, while Eugenie is ninth, right behind her older sister, Princess Beatrice.
Nevertheless, Eugenie and Brooksbank reportedly had “no bad feelings at all” about delaying their happy news because of royal protocol, the source told Vanity Fair. “Eugenie is very close to Harry, and she knows how the system works,” the source said.
Their wedding is slated to start at 11 a.m. in the UK (6 a.m. EST) and will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV.
In the US, royal fans can catch the wedding on TLC’s exclusive three-hour, commercial-free live feed, which will start at 4:25 a.m. EST/PST and be immediately followed by an encore broadcast beginning at 7:25 a.m. EST/PST.
Royal expert Victoria Arbiter did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.