Move over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there is another engaged royal to talk about, and she could blind you with her dazzling engagement ring. The palace has announced that Princess Eugenie is engaged to Jack Brooksbank, and the couple immediately posed for two photographs shortly after the announcement, giving fans their first look at the new jewelry on her ring finger.
According to E! News, the photo session took place at the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, with Eugenie wearing a floral dress by Canadian designer Erdem, along with some Jimmy Choo heels. But, it was the padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring that was front and center in the photos.
Brooksbank proposed earlier this month when the couple was in Nicaragua, and they have already made plans to marry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor – the same location where Markle and Prince Harry will tie the knot in May.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip have given the couple their best wishes and released a statement saying they are “very pleased” about their engagement news.
Princess Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and she is a director at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in New York. She is currently eighth in line to the British throne, and she will keep her title when she gets married but will have the option to take Brooksbank’s name.
Eugenie’s parents are excited and happy for their daughter, with Prince Andrew saying during a visit to King Lynn’s Innovation Center this week that she has picked a fine young man.
“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 Duke of York told reporters.
British Prime Minister also gave the couple her well wishes on Twitter and offered congratulations to the young couple.
Eugenie and Brooksbank met back in 2010 during a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland, and when she moved to New York for her job back in 2013, the couple maintained their long-distance relationship.
Brooksbank is a businessman who currently serves as the UK brand ambassador for George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila. During his career, he has also worked as the manager of Mayfair nightclub Mahiki.
His parents are George and Nicola Brooksbank, and he attended the prestigious Stowe private school when he was a kid.
The couple has not yet announced a wedding date, but they will reveal more details as they make their plans.
You will likely spot the couple at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19, 2018.