Princess Eugenie got married to Jack Brooksbank today (Friday, October 12), which means royal lip readers everywhere were out in full force. That’s fortunate for those of us who didn’t make the extensive guest list and are left trying to piece together the sweet nothings whispered between the two. The best detail to come from these trained experts, though, was the sweet sentiment Jack said as Eugenie walked down the aisle.
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In fact, Brooksbank was so nervous that he forgot to hold his bride’s hand during the ceremony, which didn’t go unnoticed by Eugenie. “Why aren’t you holding my hand?” Eugenie asked him, according to The Sun‘s lip reader—but let’s not be too hard on the groom for his minor slip-up. After all, he did just get married with the whole world watching.
At one point, according to Vogue, Brooksbank was also seen removing his glasses—which he allegedly wore to get a clear glimpse of his bride—to wipe away some tears. He was also probably a little short of breath, after seeing his bride in her stunning bespoke gown, which was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. The gown was specifically designed to show Eugenie’s spinal scars, which were a result of a surgery she underwent to treat a curvature in her spine when she was young.
“I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this,” Eugenie told ITV’s This Morning prior to the wedding. “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”