Set your alarm, buy some scones and pin up the Union Jack — it’s time for another royal wedding.
That’s right, a second member of the monarchy is getting hitched. Princess Eugenie of York is set to wed her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday in the U.K. at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. EST). And though the ceremony will take place in the same venue as Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle earlier this year, the wedding is on track to be very different.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who Is Princess Eugenie, Again?
Eugenie is the daughter of the queen’s son Andrew, the Duke of York, and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. That makes her one of Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren, just like princes Harry and William.
Eugenie is ninth in line to the British throne, just after her sister Beatrice — you may know them for their over-the-top fascinators.
Oh, So She’s the One With the Hats?
Yes. Eugenie’s most famous fashion moments all include crazy hats, like this blue-and-purple floral-and-feathered number at William’s 2011 wedding and this polka-dotted black fedora at the 2009 Royal Ascot. (She opted for this low-key white pillbox hat for Harry’s ceremony in May.)
Is She Rich? What’s Her Net Worth?
According to the Sun, Princess Eugenie’s net worth is £3.6 million, which translates to about $4.7 million. That’s only slightly less than Meghan’s net worth.
How Does Eugenie Make Her Money?
Unlike her royal relatives, Eugenie has a day job. She works as an director for the art gallery Hauser & Wirth. Previously, she spent about two years at the auction house Paddle8, earning a rumored £25,000 ($33,000) a year.
“I’ve loved art since I was very little. I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me,” she told Harpers Bazaar in 2016.
However, Eugenie does have some family money. She and her sister got their tuition covered and a £1.4 million ($1.8 million) trust fund in their parents’ 1996 divorce agreement, according to the Telegraph. Eugenie also has access to a trust fund established by her great-grandmother, the Queen Mother. The Guardian reports that its sum is likely in the millions.
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Source:: Time – World