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We hope you’ve kept your festive hat handy because another royal is set to walk down the aisle come October. Princess Eugenie, cousin to Princes Harry and William, will marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12th. And like the most recent royal wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle, we’re expecting Princess Eugenie’s ceremony will be a fairytale come to life. Let our royal swooning continue!
As if the spectacle and romance of a royal wedding isn’t enough to make us weep, Jack and Eugenie’s love story is certainly one for the books. When the two first met seven years ago, Jack was managing a London nightclub called Mahiki — a spot where Prince Harry and Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, often flocked to. Although they could have easily met during a chance encounter at home, Eugenie and Jack ended up falling in love abroad while both vacationing at a Swiss ski resort (a.k.a. the setting of our ideal romance novel).
Jack proposed in January 2018 while he and Eugenie were admiring the Nicaraguan sunset. Eugenie [told BBC](https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-42778186/princess-eugenie-proposal-was-a-complete-surprise that she said, “this is an incredible moment” right before Jack got down on one knee and popped the question — but without a ring. He told the BBC that he had chosen a ring ahead of time, but wanted to get Eugenie’s opinion and final say before purchasing.
“What’s amazing about [the ring],” Jack said during their interview with the BBC, “is it changes color, which is why I loved it so much. It changes color from every different angle that you look at it, which is what I think of Eugenie — that she changes color and it’s just so amazing.” We’re sold. Jack is actually Prince Charming.
Plus, the pink sapphire ring is almost an exact replica of the engagement ring Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, gave her mother, Sarah Ferguson, in 1986.
Although we’re still months away from the big day, we already know a few facts about Jack and Eugenie’s upcoming royal wedding. HapersBazaar.com reports that the duo will wed in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, same as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. St. George’s Chapel is a notably more intimate space than the famous Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.
“It’s a signal to people that they’re not going to be full-on attention seeking royals," biographer Andrew Morton said via TownAndCountryMag.com.
Eugenie is also expected to wear the York Tiara, the bridal headpiece made famous by mom Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. The platinum and diamond stunner, crafted by Garrard & Co., was reportedly purchased for Sarah by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip as a wedding gift. As is common amongst British royals, Eugenie will most likely wear her mother’s crown to keep with tradition. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to wear a tiara on their royal wedding day?
Because Eugenie is a “minor” royal in comparison to her princely cousins, her guest list will most likely be on the smaller side. We can also expect Eugenie’s gown to reflect that of Kate and Meghan’s — long sleeves and a higher neckline to respect the religious setting of St. George’s Chapel.
Congrats to the happy, royal couple. We can’t wait to see what Eugenie and Jack have in store for their guests come October 12th.