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    Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank after their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018.

    Princess Eugenie's Wedding Criticized as 'Bad Move' in Time of Austerity

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    Amid gushing compliments about her looks, her wedding dress and the beauty of the ceremony, commentators also unleashed their anger at the cost of yet another royal wedding in Britain this year.

    Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on September 12.

    Members of the royal family, celebrities, other guests and onlookers gathered in Windsor to see the 28-year-old British princess tie a knot with her groom.

    The bride wore a dress with features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. The Queen let the princess borrow the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, made in 1919, popularized in the Russian Imperial Court.  

    Eugenie is the younger daughter of the queen's third child, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, whose hat was mocked on Twitter. 

    Another wedding related gaffe occurred when the BBC broadcaster, covering the wedding, made a mistake in the subtitles. When the presenter commented "what a beautiful dress," the subtitles read "what a beautiful breasts."

    The royal wedding was criticized for spending the taxpayers' money, which at the time of austerity, was viewed as "a bad move" by the royals. 

    Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedded in the same setting, making this October wedding the second royal engagement of the sort in 2018. 

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