Commendably, the ninth in line for the throne has decided to enforce a strict ‘no plastic rule’ for the entire event – not an easy feat when you’re inviting 1,200 members of the public along with hundreds of guests.
Speaking to British Vogue’s fashion features editor, Ellie Pither, in this year’s September issue, the royal shared her environmental passions and said she keeps her Ivy Cottage home in Kensington Palace plastic-free.
“At the moment I’m picking up the mantle of anti-plastics, so I work with Project Zero which has just partnered with Sky Ocean Rescue,” said the 28-year-old.
“My whole house is anti-plastic now — and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well. We’ve got to look after this planet.”
I’m so excited to have recently become an Ambassador of Project 0 whose aim is to restore and protect the ocean. Today we launched our new partnership with @skyoceanrescue and of course, Plasticus, the whale made of used single use plastic…Together we aim to inspire people to make sustainable choices to stop the ocean from drowning in plastic. #passonplastic @weareprojectzero
Princess Eugenie also spoke of her environmental concerns in June when she first became an ambassador for Project Zero – an organisation which aims to restore and protect the ocean.
“Together we aim to inspire people to make sustainable choices to stop the ocean from drowning in plastic,” she wrote in an Instagram caption promoting their work.
Although Meghan Markle and Prince Harry didn’t enforce a similar rule, instead of wedding presents, the couple asked their guests to donate to a list of selected charities, one of which included Surfers Against Sewage.