As everyone knows already, the wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle in May will undoubtedly be the highlight of the royal calendar. The upcoming birth of a third child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also keep attention focused on the British royals, along with a second child for the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall. Now, we have just received confirmation that a second royal wedding will be taking place later this year.
On Monday, 22 January 2018, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his former wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. Brooksbank is a 31-year-old nightclub manager and party fixer who has been dating the 27-year-old princess for the past six years.
The official announcement was posted on the Royal Family's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the official website, www.royal.uk.
HRH Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York was born 23 March 1990, the second of two daughters born to the Duke and Duchess of York. She is the sixth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her namesake is Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria who became Queen of Spain and is the great-grandmother of the present Spanish king, Felipe VI, who is Eugenie's fifth cousin once removed.
Princess Eugenie's wedding will be held in the autumn at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, the same venue where her cousin Prince Harry is getting married.