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BREAKING: Princess Eugenie announces engagement to boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

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Princess Eugenie is engaged to her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.

The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York accepted a proposal from Jack while they were on holiday in Nicaragua.

They will follow in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s footsteps by marrying at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle later this year.

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Congratulations! (Credit: Twitter @royalfamily)

A statement released by Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank.

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“Her Royal Highness and Mr Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month.

“The wedding will take place in the autumn of 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course.”

A statement was released to Twitter on Monday (Credit: Twitter @Royalfamily)

Princess Eugenie, 27, began dating businessman Jack, 31, around six years ago, when they met through mutual friends while skiing in Switzerland.

Jack is the UK Brand Ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila brand owned by Hollywood star George Clooney and his pals Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman.

Does that mean we may see Mr Clooney at the wedding?!

Princess Eugenie is currently eighth in line to the throne, but will be pushed down to ninth when Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child is born in April.

Jack is the UK Brand Ambassador for Casamigos (Credit: FameFlynet)

Rumours of an engagement between Princess Eugenie and Jack had been swirling since 2016, when Jack accompanied her to the Queen’s home in Balmoral.

Royal watchers predicted Jack would use the occasion to ask for the Queen’s blessing to propose to Eugenie.

At the time, a source told the Daily Express: “You could call this weekend a rite of passage for Jack.

“There is no way he would be invited to stay with the Queen unless he was being welcomed into the royal fold and the bosom of the family.”

Eugenie was seen with her sister and father on Sunday (Credit: FameFlynet)

Princess Eugenie’s happy engagement news came the day after she accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to a church service in Sandringham.

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The newly-engaged royal was seen walking with elder sister Princess Beatrice, 29, and their father, The Duke of York, to church on Sunday.

This will be the second royal wedding of 2018: Prince Harry and his fiancée, actress Meghan Markle, will marry at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19.

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