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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have reportedly sent out 850 invitations to their nuptials in October – more than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited to their wedding in May.

The number is 250 more than Harry and Meghan had at their own ceremony.

Eugenie will marry the former club manager at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, the same chapel as cousin Harry chose for his wedding to Meghan Markle.

The guest list is said to boast more celebrities than even the star-studded ceremony of Meghan and Harry, whose invitees included George and Amal Clooney, Idris Elba, James Cordon, Victoria and David Beckham and Serena Williams.

Expected to attend Eugenie’s wedding are Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field, their daughter Theodora Rose is rumoured to be a bridesmaid, the Beckhams will reportedly attend their second royal wedding of the year, along with the Clooneys.

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British singer Ellie Goulding has been reportedly asked to sing on the night of the wedding and Sir Elton John is expected to receive an invite.

According to Vanity Fair, Eugenie’s wedding will be one of the biggest weddings to be held at Windsor and seats will be changed to face the aisle so the chapel can make room for additional chairs.

A source said: “The couple of hoping that not everyone who has been invited will accept, because there will be a space issue, and we might have to have some people standing.”

Members of the public have been invited to attend to the wedding, as they were to Meghan and Harry.

Invitations to the lucky 1,200 members of the public have been sent out, after the palace received more than 100,000 applications.

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The members of the public have been chosen by a lottery and will be invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle to witness the ceremony.

The newly married couple will then take a carriage procession around the town of Windsor and back to St George’s Hall.

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

Sources revealed to Vanity Fair the idea of the procession came from Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and mother, Sarah Ferguson and both were keen for their daughter to have a “full-scale royal wedding.”

The source said: “They were very keen for Eugenie and Jack to have a carriage procession. Poor Eugenie has been having last-minute jitters about whether people will turn out, and what the weather is going to do.”

The procession route will not be as long as Harry and Meghan’s, and will travel along Castle Hill, High Street and Park Street.

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The couple have been said to “have been touched by the many good wishes they have received in the run up to their wedding,”

Buckingham Palace said: “They are looking forward to celebrating with their family, friends and members of the public within the castle grounds and in Windsor.”

Other guests in the castle grounds will include representatives of charities and organisations supported by the couple, including 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, alongside members of the Windsor community, residents of Windsor Castle and a number of Royal Household staff.