|Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank|
|Date||12 October 2018|
|Venue||St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle|
|Location||Windsor, Berkshire, England|
The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is due to take place on 12 October 2018 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. The bride, Princess Eugenie of York, is a member of the British royal family. The groom, Jack Brooksbank, is a British wine merchant, brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila and socialite.
Announcement of engagement
Princess Eugenie of York is the second daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York. Jack Brooksbank is a British nightclub manager, a distant relation of the Brooksbank baronets, and a third cousin twice removed of Princess Eugenie through Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester. The couple have been dating for seven years; they were first introduced by friends in a ski break in Verbier, Switzerland, where Brooksbank was working at the time.
On 22 January 2018, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Eugenie of York would marry Jack Brooksbank in the autumn. They were engaged earlier the same month while in Nicaragua with Brooksbank giving the Princess an oval-cut Padparadscha sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds set on a gold band with two further diamonds on the shoulders. The ring bears a striking similarity to the engagement ring of Princess Eugenie's mother.
Eugenie was eighth in the line of succession to the British throne at the time the engagement was announced. As of May 2018, she is ninth in the line of succession. Although Eugenie is a member of the British royal family, she does not require the Queen's permission to marry. The Duke and Duchess of York expressed their delight at the news and the British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the couple on her Twitter account. After the announcement the couple gave an interview to Matt Baker of BBC One.
The official engagement photographs were taken in the Picture gallery at Buckingham Palace.
Following the engagement announcement, it was subsequently announced that the wedding would take place in autumn 2018 at St George's Chapel, Windsor a few months after the wedding of her cousin Prince Harry making it the second royal wedding at the chapel this year. The venue was previously the site for the weddings of her uncle the Earl of Wessex and her cousin Peter Phillips, as well as the blessing for the marriage of her uncle the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles.
The Duke of York subsequently announced that the wedding would be held on Friday, 12 October 2018.