Princess Eugenie's fiancé's parents first learned of their engagement watching the news
Published 22/08/2016 | 12:12
With another royal wedding on the horizon, you'd think the parents would be the first to know.
But when it was announced Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were engaged earlier this month, his parents reportedly only discovered the news while watching the news.
Now, it's being reported their "engagement" is rather an informal pact to wed in two years, and there was no fanfare with a ring, according to the Daily Mail.
Eugenie (26) had reportedly wanted her older sister Beatrice (28) to enjoy her moment in the wedding spotlight first, but rather than announcing a wedding, she split with her partner of 10 years, Dave Clark.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's youngest daughter is said to be "blissfully happy" and plans to get engaged to the nightclub manager by the end of the year and will marry in 2017.
Their relationship is certainly headed in the right direction as they are in the process of moving into their own flat in Kensington Palace, where they will pay rent at market rate, in the three bedroom Ivy Cottage.
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Prince William and Harry's cousins have embraced the spotlight in recent months as the younger generation of royals step into more defined public roles, but Eugenie isn't quitting her day job as an associate director at an art gallery.
She said that Hauser & Wirth “is very accommodating and understanding” of her “sense of duty" in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar.
“I’ll work until 5pm, then leave to do the engagement. My sister, Bea [Princess Beatrice], and I have charities we’re patrons of,” she said.
The youngest daughter to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie moved from New York to London last year to work with the company.
“I've loved art since I was very little. I knew I definitely wouldn't be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me,” she said.
“I love being able to share my passion for art with people. If someone doesn't understand something, you have the ability to suggest, ‘Maybe you can look at it this way.’”