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Princess Eugenie looks the picture of happiness as she poses for her official engagement photos with new fiancé Jack Brooksbank.

The couple posed for the images on Monday shortly after confirming they became engaged during a holiday in Nicaragua earlier this month.

Beaming with joy, Eugenie proudly showed off her sparkling new engagement ring while standing next to her husband-to-be in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

What a beautiful couple! (Credit: Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Jack, 31, proposed to Eugenie, 27, with a padparadscha sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds.

Lucky girl!

The happy couple have been dating for around six years after being introduced by mutual friends while skiing at an exclusive Swiss resort.

They became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month (Credit: Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

They will marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle this autumn, although an exact date has yet to be announced.

It’s the same venue where Prince Harry will tie the knot with Meghan Markle in May.

Among those sending congratulations to the happy couple was Eugenie’s mother Sarah, the Duchess of York.

She tweeted: “Total joy! They float with laughter and love.”

Look at that gorgeous ring! (Credit: Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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

“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 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.

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.

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

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.”

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

Two royal weddings in one year! (Credit: FameFlynet)

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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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