Three new photos have been released to mark the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.
The photographs were taken earlier this morning in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace following the news of their engagement was made public.
In the photos, the eighth-in-line to the throne is wearing a dress by Erdem, shoes by Jimmy Choo and a ring containing a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
After a seven-year-long relationship, Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, will marry in Autumn.
This morning Buckingham Palace announced: “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank.
“Her Royal Highness and Mr Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month.
“The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at George’s Chapel in Windsor with further details announced in due course.”
Prince Andrew has said that no date has been set yet as multiple diaries have to be consulted.
Because Princess Eugenie is eighth-in-line to the throne, The Queen did not need to give her consent for her marriage to take place. This is reserved for members of the Royal Family who are sixth-in-line to the throne or higher.
Princess Eugenie is not a full-time working royal and does not carry out engagements on behalf of her grandmother. This also means that it is highly unlikely that the wedding will be a public event like that of Princess Eugenie’s cousin, Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, but likely to be a private family affair like that of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.
Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank met at the Swiss resort of Verbier where Eugenie was on a family vacation celebrating her father’s 50th birthday. Mr Brooksbank is now manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair but before that, he worked at Chelsea’s Admiral Codrington pub, then the Markham Inn. In a past interview with the Daily Mail, he said that his future dream is to open a line of pubs.
He was born to Nicola and George Brooksbank, a chartered accountant and company director. In his youth, he attended Stowe public school in Buckinghamshire.
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.