Princess Eugenie was shocked in one of the best ways when her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank, proposed earlier this month.
Queen Elizabeth II‘s granddaughter (and eighth in line to the British throne) was joined by her fiancé for an interview with BBC 1’s Matt Baker that may air tonight within the U.Ok. on the One Present.
Throughout the interview, not solely did Eugenie flash her beautiful, pink engagement ring—a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds—she additionally dished the small print behind the proposal.
The couple was visiting Nicaragua after they stopped beside a ravishing lake because the solar was setting.
“The lake was so stunning,” the Princess of York defined. “The sunshine was only a particular mild I had by no means seen. I truly stated, ‘That is an unimaginable second,’ after which he popped the query, which was actually stunning regardless that we have been collectively seven years.”
Although Eugenie, 27, says she at all times knew they might at some point get married, she had no thought Jack, 31, was about to suggest.
“I used to be over the moon,” she continued. “[It was a] full shock. But it surely was the right second, we could not be happier. We knew it was going to finish up this fashion.”
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Though Jack did get down on one knee, he proposed with out a hoop, realizing Eugenie would need to participate in designing it.
“I discovered a hoop in a jewelers after which proposed to Eugenie with out it,” he defined. “[When we] got here again, we designed the diamonds round this padparadscha sapphire…And what’s wonderful about it’s that it modifications colour from each completely different angle that you simply take a look at it, which is what I consider Eugenie—that she modifies colour and is simply so wonderful.”
Her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and grandfather, Prince Philip, had been each knowledgeable of their engagement instantly and are very happy.
“Granny truly knew proper at the start [of the engagement],” Eugenie defined. “She was very pleased, as was my grandfather.”
In the meantime, Eugenie and Jack—the previous supervisor of London membership Mahiki—met throughout a ski journey in 2010.
They’re set to wed at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Fort—sure, the identical venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—within the fall.