Sarah Ferguson shares heartfelt messages following Princess Eugenie's engagement news

Princess Eugenie Announces Engagement to Boyfriend Jack Brooksbank!

Princess Eugenie Announces Engagement to Boyfriend Jack Brooksbank!

Yesterday The Queen's granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, announced she would Wednesday James Brooksbank this autumn in the Windsor venue that will see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in May.

Brooksbank's parents are Nicola and George, an accountant and a company director, per People He also has one brother named Thomas.

They first met in 2010 when they were both skiing at Verbier, an exclusive Swiss ski resort that is frequented by many members of the royal family.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank pose in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace after they announced their engagement.

Talking to BBC's The One Show, Princess Eugenie recalled how earlier this month, while in front of a volcano as the sun was setting in Nicaragua, Brooksbank went down on one knee and popped the question. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

The Queen is wishing the couple "all the best".

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Princess Eugenie also said Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were "delighted" by the engagement. The snaps show the very much in love couple embrace happily as they show off the unique choice of engagement ring. She said the couple "float with laughter and love" and the announcement was "Total joy!".

Twenty-seven-year-old Eugenie is the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, and is eighth in line to the throne.

Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, tweeted a personal note along with the news: "I always say that the river flows well to it's [sic] destiny because of the guidance of a solid rock".

Mr Brooksbanks, who is now a wine merchant, proposed with a blush-coloured padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds, very similar in design to the Duchess of York's engagement ring.

"Padparadscha sapphires are typically found in Sri Lanka and are one of the rarest colour of sapphire, being a lovely and unique mix of pink and orange".

Just months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was announced, another royal is preparing to tie the knot.

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