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Princess Eugenie reveals she is having a ‘plastic-free’ royal wedding

'My whole house is anti-plastic now'

Olivia Petter
Thursday 02 August 2018 16:56 BST
Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas

Princess Eugenie has revealed that she intends for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October to be entirely plastic-free.

Speaking to British Vogue for the magazine’s September issue, the 28-year-old royal explained that her and Brooksbank are completely anti-plastic at home and that she is keen for her impending nuptials to reflect her views on sustainability.

Eugenie recently became an ambassador for Project 0, a charitable initiative committed to protecting the ocean from pollution via single-use plastic.

“It’s been eye-opening,” the young royal tells the magazine in reference to joining the anti-plastic movement and its environmental impact.

“My whole house is anti-plastic now,” she continues, “and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.”

The ceremony will take place on 12 October at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same venue where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in May.

As for pre-wedding jitters, the young royal explained she has felt fairly relaxed about it all thus far, but added that some anxieties are inevitable.

“I’m not stressed at all,” she said. “It’s very nerve-wracking because you want it to be perfect but then you realise that you’re going to be with the person you love forever and nothing else really matters.”

The couple met after they were introduced by mutual friends at a ski resort in Verbier in 2011.

Brooksbank proposed in January while the duo were on holiday in Nicaragua.

The young royal is set to tie the knot to Jack Brooksbank in October

The magazine also asked Eugenie to discuss her thoughts on Instagram and the pressures imposed by social media, at which point she took the opportunity to champion authenticity.

“Nowadays, it’s so easy to recoil when you see a perfect image on Instagram,” she said, “but it’s important that it’s real."

“We’re real,” she added, with regards to her sister, Princess Beatrice, who was interviewed alongside her.

Meanwhile, Beatrice addressed the difficulties of being a Princess in the public eye, describing it as a situation that is “hard to navigate” due to there being no official protocol.

“We are the first,” she said of her and her sister, “we are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we’re also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye.”

See the full feature in the September issue of British Vogue, available on digital download and newsstands on Friday August 3.

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