Princess Eugenie Is Engaged

Carla Harmon
January 23, 2018

After becoming engaged in Nicaragua, the news was announced on Twitter earlier today, with the couple releasing images of the ring from a photoshoot taken at Buckingham Palace.

Princess Eugenie's parents, the Duke of York and his former wife Sarah Duchess of York, said they were "delighted" to announce the engagement.

The couple, who have been together for seven years, will marry in George's Chapel in Windsor - the same venue as Prince Harry and United States actress Meghan Markle - this autumn.

Eugenie, who is to Wednesday long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, showed off the ring at Buckingham Palace in official photographs marking their forthcoming wedding.

The newly engaged couple have been dating for several years.

The couple, who were reportedly introduced by friends during a skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010 - will marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor in the Autumn.

In three tweets - which were retweeted by the Duke of York - Sarah Duchess of York expressed her happiness at the news.

Eugenie and her fiance plan to marry this autumn in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle - the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May - but Andrew said a date had yet to be chosen.

Prince Andrew also revealed that the family's attention will soon turn to wedding planning and "getting it all organised", but said: "We can't fix a date yet, we've got to look at everyone's diaries".

Princess Eugenie is not a full-time working royal and does not carry out engagements on behalf of her grandmother.

The palace certainly has its hands full this year as there's yet another royal wedding to plan - Princess Eugenie will soon tie the knot with long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.

"We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24 and fell in love", Eugenie told BBC's The One Show.

"Jack is an absolutely outstanding young man and Eugenie and he have got to know each other over a number of years, and I'm really thrilled for them", the prince said.

As for the role the couple will play after the wedding, it would be unlikely (but not completely impossible) that Mr Brooksbank would be granted a title by Her Majesty, meaning he would remain a commoner.

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