What a year for the Royal family!
Another royal wedding is on the way with Princess Eugenie announcing her engagement to Jack Brooksbank.
Prince Harry is no longer the only member of the royal family planning a wedding as the 27-year-old Princess, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson is engaged to be married in the fall at George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The two have been going steady for seven years, meeting for the first time during a ski trip in 2010, when a proposal finally happened earlier this month. The couple was visiting Nicaragua when they stopped beside a beautiful lake at dusk when Brooksbank popped the question.
“The lake was so beautiful,” the Princess of York explained. “The light was just a special light I had never seen. I actually said, ‘This is an incredible moment,’ and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we’ve been together seven years. [It was a] complete surprise. But it was the perfect moment, we couldn’t be happier. We knew it was going to end up this way.”
Brooksbank chose to propose without a ring, knowing that Eugenie would like to design it herself.
“I found a ring in a jewelers and then proposed to Eugenie without it,” Brooksbank explained. “[When we] came back, we designed the diamonds around this padparadscha sapphire…And what’s amazing about it is that it changes color from every different angle that you look at it, which is what I think of Eugenie—that she changes color and is just so amazing.”
Princess Eugenie’s mother, Fergie, simply couldn’t hold in her excitement taking to Twitter to share the happy news with her fans.
“Total joy!! #engagement,” she wrote along with a photo of the couple. On the pic she wrote, “A total embrace of goodness and joy. We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother and a best friend. Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony.” The Duchess’ ex-husband, Prince Andrew, retweeted her sentiments on his own account.
Congratulations, you two!
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) January 22, 2018