In an interview with Matt Baker on BBC’s The One Show, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank spoke of their engagement which was announced earlier in the day.
It is unusual for a royal 8th-in-line to the throne to give such an interview on an engagement. Yet, Eugenie and Jack fawned over each other as they spoke of falling in love at first sight and how the relationship felt different since Buckingham Palace announced the news. Jack responded: “Yes, and for the better, it’s amazing and I love Eugenie so much and we’re just very happy and over the moon for what is to come.
“So excited now to be telling friends and family and just very very excited to spend a lifetime together which is amazing.”
The couple who have been together for seven years recalled first meeting at the Swiss resort near Verbier.
Princess Eugenie said: “We met when I was 20 and Jack was 24 and we fell in love and we have the same passions and drive for life.
“It’s so nice that we get to share this moment with everyone and you get to meet Jack.”
Jack added on: “We were skiing, weren’t we? In a friend’s place in Nendaz right next to Verbier when we were skiing which was amazing.”
On the engagement ring, Jack said: “I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire but then didn’t want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it.”
The ring has only just been completed, as Eugenie told Matt Baker that she has been wearing the ring ”literally less than 24 hours, first time was last night and it feels very strange to have this on my finger. It’s so nice.”
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will be married at the same chapel as her cousin Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The wedding will take place this Autumn.