Princess Eugenie's wedding includes a reading from The Great Gatsby - and it's left people puzzled

Prince Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s choice of a reading from The Great Gatsby at their wedding has left people slightly confused.

The couple’s ceremony at Windsor Castle included a passage from F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel describing enigmatic Jay Gatsby’s smile and said to capture both the theatrical quality of his character and his charisma.

During the ceremony, the Dean of Windsor David Conner reportedly said the choice was because the passage “immediately reminded” Eugenie of Mr Brooksbank.

But the selection – delivered by Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice – sparked derision among those who say it shows the couple have completely missed the point of the book.


Many have commented on the fact that the book’s themes include excess, greed and the degradation of social and moral values.




Some offered suggestions of what the quote might be, with several people citing one description of characters Tom and Daisy as “careless people” who “smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money:.



Announcing the contents of the Order of Service for the Royal Wedding, Buckingham Palace said: “Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank have taken great care and interest in bringing together the content of their service, working closely with the Dean of Windsor and all others involved.

“The couple are looking forward to sharing their marriage ceremony with their family, friends and all those who have come to celebrate with them.”

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