Sweet reason why Sarah Ferguson wore green to Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding

At the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank there was a wide range of bold fashion statements.

Most notable was of course Eugenie’s stunning Peter Pilotto gown and diamond and emerald tiara, and who could forget the moment Cara Delevigne turned up in a top hat and tails.

The mother-of-the-bride Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson also turned heads in a emerald-coloured ensemble which she paired with a green and gold hat.

Her hat was later mocked on Twitter, with many comparing it to a Quality Street sweet and the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter.

But it turns out there was a poignant meaning behind her outfit.

Royal fans may already know that the vintage Manolo Blahnik clutch bag she carried on the big day previously belonged to her mother, Susan Barrantes.

Susan died in a car accident in 1998, but had notably carried the bag at Sarah and Prince Andrew’s wedding in 1986.

And now in an interview with MailOnline, Fergie has explained that it was something she found in the bag that inspired her outfit for her daughter’s nupitals.

She said: "Mum had carried the handbag at my wedding to Prince Andrew and the admission tickets were still in it.

"They were green – which was why I wore green on the day."

In the interview she also revealed her sadness over her "best friend", the late Princess Diana, not being able to attend but said she knows she "would have loved the wedding".

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The pair first began dating after meeting at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2011 and announced their engagement in January of this year.

More than 800 people joined them in the church to celebrate their marriage, including senior members of the royal family such as The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at Windsor Castle and a black tie dinner in a marquee at Royal Lodge.

Celebrations continued into Saturday where nearly 500 a-listers enjoyed a "festival vibe" event complete with a fairground in the Lodge’s grounds.

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