January 22, 2018 / 10:55 AM / 9 months ago

Princess Eugenie to marry long-term boyfriend

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Princess Eugenie has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, with the pair set to marry later this year.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Princess Eugenie leaves after a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Eugenie, 27, is a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and eighth in line to the throne. She is the second daughter of Prince Andrew, the queen’s third child who is known as the Duke of York.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Princess Eugenie attends horse racing at Goodwood Racecourse, July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo

“The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

“Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month.”

The wedding will be held in the autumn at St George’s Chapel in Windsor - the same venue where her cousin Prince Harry will marry American fiancee Meghan Markle in May.

Reporting by Alistair Smout

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