WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump congratulated on Sunday Britain’s Princess Eugenie, the niece of Queen Elizabeth II, on her wedding but got the day of the ceremony wrong, saying that it took place on Saturday, when it really occurred on Friday.
“Princess Eugenie of York was a truly beautiful bride yesterday. She has been through so much, and has come out a total winner!” Trump said on his Twitter account on Sunday morning.
Eugenie married businessman Jack Brooksbank on Friday at Windsor Castle outside of London in a ceremony before more than 800 invited guests, including the queen and Prince Philip, her parents – Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah, the Duchess of York – along with several celebrities.
The daughter of Prince Andrew, who is the brother of Crown Prince Charles, wore a white Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos dress, accompanied by diamond and emerald drop earrings, a gift from Brooksbank.
The custom-designed wedding dress had an open back, a detail especially requested by the princess to show the scar she has on her back from the surgery she underwent at age 12 to correct her scoliosis, or sideways curvature of the spine.
The 28-year-old Eugenie and Brooksbank, 31, met during a ski vacation in Switzerland in 2010 and became engaged in Nicaragua at the beginning of this year.
Eugenie is ninth in line for the British throne.