Princess Eugenie Is Engaged! See The First Photos of Her Engagement Ring Here
The royal family announced the happy news on Twitter Monday morning:
The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank. pic.twitter.com/ct45JvDfbq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 22, 2018
The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course. pic.twitter.com/3oL6F6hoYG— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 22, 2018
Per the Palace's statement, Brooksbank proposed to the princess in Nicaragua earlier this month. The couple will wed this fall at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue where Harry and Meghan will tie the knot in May.
Eugenie, who is currently eighth in line for the British throne, is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Duchess of York. She recently celebrated Christmas alongside the rest of the royal family.
After announcing their engagement, the happy couple posed for photographers at Buckingham Palace. Eugenie also showed off her stunning engagement ring.
The ring (above) features an oval, coral-colored padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds, and looks quite a bit like Eugenie's mother's engagement ring (below), which featured a Burmese ruby surrounded by diamonds. Prince Andrew designed that ring himself.
Sarah, Duchess of York's engagement ring.
Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank plan to wed later this fall in St. George's Chapel. See all the photos taken after they announced their engagement below.
The Duchess of York shared her excitement with the news on Twitter. "We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother, and a best friend," she wrote. "Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony."
During a visit to the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre, Prince Andrew said, "I’m just completely overjoyed for them and wish them every happiness."
Additional details of the wedding have yet to be announced. The Queen and Prince Philip added they are "very pleased and wish the couple all the best" through a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, according to the BBC.
Eugenie and Brooksbank have been dating for seven years. They were introduced by friends in Verbier, a Swiss ski resort that's a favorite of the royals when Eugenie was still a student at Newcastle University, People reports. Eugenie currently works at the London art gallery Hauser and Wirth.
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