More than 100,000 members of the public applied to attend Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day, Buckingham Palace has said.

The couple, who will exchange vows on 12 October in the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have announced new details of their nuptials.

Held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, the service will begin at 11am, with the Dean of Windsor, David Connor, officiating.

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, will lead the prayers.

In a gesture inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s spring wedding, 1,200 members of the public have been invited into the castle grounds to enjoy the occasion.

The palace said it had received more than 100,000 applications and that invitations had been posted to the lucky group chosen.

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank have been touched by the many good wishes they have received in the run up to their wedding on October 12 2018, the palace said.

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They are looking forward to celebrating with their family, friends, and members of the public within the castle grounds and in Windsor.

For their wedding on 19 May, Harry and Meghan invited 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle to allow well-wishers to feel part of the celebrations too.

Eugenie, who is ninth-in-line to the throne, met Mr Brooksbank on a ski trip in Verbier in Switzerland in 2010.

He described it as love at first sight.

Mr Brooksbank proposed to Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, while on holiday in Nicaragua after around seven years of dating.

Representatives of charities and organisations supported by the couple are expected to attend their forthcoming nuptials.

Some of these will include the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, the Salvation Army and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.

Children from two local schools both attended by the princess, St George’s and Coworth Flexlands, will be present.

Members of the Windsor community, residents of Windsor Castle and a number of Royal Household staff, are also expected to attend, the palace said.

Following the service, the newlyweds will ride in a carriage from the Royal Mews, through the streets of Windsor as Harry and Meghan did, but their route will not be as long.

Unlike Harry and Meghan, who rode in an Ascot Landau carriage, Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will not travel along the Long Walk.

Crowds are instead expected to watch the couple as they travel along Castle Hill, High Street and Park Street.

The Queen will also give a reception at Windsor Castle for the couple and their guests.

Sky News previously reported that celebrities including Eddie Redmayne, George and Amal Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Elton John may attend the couple’s wedding this autumn.

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