Buckingham Palace just announced that Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah, is enageged with her long-time boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. The couple became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month and the wedding is to take place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in the Autumn. Futher details are to be announced later.
The official engagement pictures of the couple were released by Buckingham Palace in the afternoon. They were taken by photographer Jonathan Brady earlier today in the picture gallery of Buckingham Palace. The engagement ring features a very rare pink padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds. The Princess wore a dress by Erdem and shoes by Jimmy Choo for the photoshoot.
In an offical reaction, the Duke of York (HRH’s father) said that a specific date has not been set yet, but they’re currently checking the family members’ diaries for a date in the Autumn.
Princess Eugenie is currently eight in line to the throne, and because of that, the couple does not need the Queen’s consent for their marriage (as is needed for the first six in line). She is not a full-time working Royal and thus it can be expected that the wedding will be a semi-private family affair like the wedding of her cousin Zara Phillips with Mike Tindall in 2011, of which we got arrival and departure pictures.
The couple met at the Swiss ski resort Verbier. The Princess was celebrating her father’s 50th birthday. The couple has been dating for more than 7 years before announcing their engagement. Mr. Brooksbank has been attending Royal Family events for a few years now (such as the annual Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot).
There will be two Royal Weddings coming up for the British Royal Family this year: in the Spring, we’ll have the wedding of prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and in the Autumn, princess Eugenie will marry Jack Brooksbank. Both couples will wed at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
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