Princess Eugenie set to wed in 2017 - but is yet to be engaged
Princess Eugenie of York has plans to wed her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in 2017, despite not yet being engaged.
The 26-year-old is “blissfully happy” and plans to get engaged to the nightclub manager “by the end of the year” and will marry in 2017, friends of Eugenie are said to have told the Sunday Express.
The news follows one week after the split of Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, from her long-term partner Dave Clark.
“Everyone was a bit down about Beatrice and Dave ending it after 10 years but it’s fantastic news about Eugenie and her sister is overjoyed for her,” said a close family friend.
The Sunday Express reports that the couple will be living in Ivy Cottage, a three-bedroom home next door to Prince Harry.
The youngest daughter to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie currently lives with Beatrice at St James’s Palace.
A palace source told the paper that Queen Elizabeth II is “delighted” to hear the news and “thinks it’s wonderful that there will be a family wedding in the year when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th anniversary!”
Eugenie is eighth in line to the throne, and returned last year from New York to work in an art gallery in London.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Princess admitted that people may be surprised to hear that she works full-time, but her company is “very accommodating and understanding” of her royal duties.