If you're still coping with the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding is officially over, fear not—Princess Eugenie's wedding is right around the corner! Yes, that's right—2018 will be the year of not one, but two nuptials within the British royal fam (and the addition of a new prince). Eugenie, Prince Harry's cousin and ninth in line to the throne, will walk down the aisle this fall to wed her sweetheart, commoner Jack Brooksbank. To keep you in the royal wedding spirit, we rounded up every tidbit of information we know related to this duo's nuptials, from the venue to the stunning engagement ring. Hold on to your plastic tiaras and mini British flags!
Buckingham Palace announced Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank's engagement via Twitter on January 22. "The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank," the announcement read. According to the statement, Brooksbank had popped the question in Nicaragua earlier in the month. Following the news of their engagement, a portrait of Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank posing in the castle's Picture Gallery also surfaced on Twitter. The couple has been dating since 2010, after crossing paths on a Swiss ski trip.
Pretty in pink! Brooksbank proposed with a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
The couple reportedly wanted to tie the knot in September, but were asked to push the wedding back in order to accommodate Prince Harry and Meghan's traveling schedule (awkward). However, Eugenie and Brooksbank quickly set a new date, revealing on February 2 that they will walk down the aisle Friday, October 12. Mark your calendars!
In the past, British royal weddings have traditionally taken place on weekdays (Will and Kate wed on a Friday). Harry and Meghan bucked this custom for their Saturday ceremony, but Eugenie will be keeping in line with this wedding convention.
You haven't seen the last of St. George's Chapel! Following in Harry and Meghan's footsteps, Eugenie and Brooksbank will also say "I do" at this Windsor venue, which the Palace originally announced in tandem with the pair's engagement news. Hopefully Eugenie garnered some wedding design inspo after attending her cousin's nuptials.
The Guest List
There's no official word yet on who will make the cut for this couple's ceremony, but Eugenie runs in quite the A-list social circles. Potential wedding attendants include the likes of Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne, and Harry's ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
Eugenie's wedding day accessories aren't set in stone either, but one specific tiara seems to have come out as the top contender. The bride-to-be may very well choose to keep things within the family and sport the York tiara, which her mother, Sarah Ferguson, wore when she wed Prince Andrew in 1986.