A beautiful rainbow appeared over St. George's chapel ahead of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank royal wedding, and spectators who were present at Windsor Castle Friday were captivated by the stunning view.
"Dramatic sky and rainbows at Windsor Castle ahead of Princess Eugenie and Jack's wedding this morning #royalwedding," royal photographer Mark Stewart wrote on Twitter.
The Duke of York's official account also tweeted the gorgeous spectacle, and several users on Twitter commented that the rainbow may be a symbol of good luck for the soon-to-be newlyweds.
"I think that's a good omen! Beautiful!," one person said.
"Hope that’s a good sign for the weather. Good look to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. I hope you all have a wonderful day," another wrote.
Ben Michaelis, a New York-based clinical psychologist, told Today that people are fascinated by rainbows because they symbolize a brighter future.
“I think the reason for that is because they’re just beautiful and rare,” Michaelis said. “They’re off in the distance. The whole point is that there really is no other side to that, and it’s something that’s leading us on. It’s a metaphor for hope and belief.”
The Smithsonian Scientific Center provides a much more logical explanation for the meteorological phenomenon. The institution states that the best time to see a rainbow is just after a rainstorm has ended, because both water droplets and sunlight for the spectacle to take place.
Rainfall in Windsor, or anywhere in England for that matter, is not uncommon, but it's still a lovely surprise for Eugenie and Brooksbank to see ahead of their big day.
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