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Great Gatsby makes an appearance at a British royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Jay Gatsby, the tragic hero of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most well-known work, made an appearance at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie on Friday.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank throughout their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 12, 2018. Danny Lawson/Pool by way of REUTERS

After Eugenie and wine service provider Jack Brooksbank had been wed at Windsor Castle, her sister learn a passage from the novel in regards to the attribute smile of Gatsby, a wealthy man famed for throwing lavish events for the 1920s New York glitterati.

Princess Beatrice of York and Sarah, Duchess of York arrive at the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Britain October 12, 2018. Yui Mok/Pool by way of REUTERS

“It (Gatsby’s smile) understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey,” Eugenie’s sister, Beatrice of York, learn.

“Precisely at that point it vanished – and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over 30, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.”

According to the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, who officiated at the wedding, Eugenie had learn “The Great Gatsby” shortly after assembly Brooksbank and the passage reminded her of her future husband’s personal smile.

“As we heard from the reading: ‘It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it’,” Conner stated.

Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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