Another Royal Wedding: Every Detail We Know About Princess Eugenie’s Engagement
There is another royal wedding in the works! Less than two months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, news broke that another member of the royal family will also be tying the knot this year. Princess Eugenie got engaged to her longtime beau, Jack Brooksbank. The announcement came from Buckingham Palace on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
The princess is not as well known as her cousins Princes William and Harry so here are a few details about the royal, her engagement, and what we know about her upcoming nuptials.
Who is Princess Eugenie?
For those of you who need to brush up on the royal family tree, Eugenie is one of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s grandchildren. She is the daughter of Prince Charles’ brother, Prince Andrew, and his ex-wife, the Duchess of York Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson. Her official title is Princess Eugenie of York and she has one older sister, Princess Beatrice of York.
Prior to the birth of Princess Charlotte in 2015, Beatrice and Eugenie were the highest-ranking females in the line of succession to the British throne.
Next: When and where she said “yes.”
When the couple got engaged
The princess and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, started dating in 2010 after they met during a ski trip in the Swiss resort of Verbier. Brooksbank previously managed the club Mahiki, which is frequented by the rich and famous. He is now the U.K. ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company co-founded by George Clooney.
Brooksbank proposed to Eugenie in early January while the two were vacationing in Nicaragua. Once they are husband and wife, the princess will keep her royal title and will have the option to take his surname.
Next: The stunning engagement photos
Engagement photos released
Not long after the news that they will be married was announced, the pair released their official engagement portraits, which were taken in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
The bride-to-be wore a floral dress by Erdem and Jimmy Choo shoes. She also showed off her gorgeous sparkler.
Next: Reminds us of another famous engagement ring
The ring’s design
The ring is a blush-colored padparadscha sapphire with several diamonds around the center stone. As you can see in this photo, the princess’ ring on the left is very similar to the ring her father gave her mother when they go engaged.
The ring also reminds us of the one that belonged to Princess Diana’s and is now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. That ring is of course another beautiful sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Next: Where they will say “I do”
Where the wedding will take place
We also know where the couple will be saying their vows. The Princess and Brooksbank will wed at St. George’s Chapel, which is the same place where Prince Harry and Markle will be married.
“The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at George’s Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course,” a statement from the Palace read.
Next: The date this royal wedding will take place
When they will be married
Prince Harry and Markle will not be the only royals getting married in 2018, as Eugenie and Brooksbank will also be getting married this year. Harry’s wedding took place on May 19, while Eugenie and Brooksbank’s nuptials will be five months later on Oct. 12, 2018.
This year is shaping up to be a big one for the royal between the two weddings and the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third baby. Another granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, Zara Tindall, is expecting a baby in 2018 as well.
Next: Congratulatory messages from other royals
Queen Elizabeth, other royals react
The engagement announcement was followed by congratulatory messages and thrilled reactions from the British royals and Brooksbank’s family. “We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement,” said Nicola and George Brooksbank, adding that they were “completely over the moon” and “very excited” for the couple.
Fergie congratulated her daughter and Brooksbank in a series of tweets and said hearing the news was “a total joy” for her. Her ex-husband also expressed how happy he was for their daughter via Twitter writing that he was “overjoyed” and “thrilled.”
England’s Prime Minister, Theresa May offered them her “very best wishes.” And, a Palace spokesperson said Queen Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh were “very pleased and wish the couple all the best.”
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