There Will Be a 2nd Royal Wedding in 2018

Princess Eugenie will marry her boyfriend of 6 years
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 6:03 AM CST
In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 file photo, Britain's Princess Eugenie and her partner Jack Brooksbank arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England....   (Justin Tallis/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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(Newser) – Prince Harry won't be the only British royal to tie the knot this year—and he'll share not just a calendar year but a wedding venue with his cousin. Princess Eugenie, 27, will marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank this fall, per a Monday statement from Buckingham Palace. Eugenie is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, that is, Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson. The BBC reports the princess will retain her title upon marrying and may choose to take Brooksbank's name if she wishes; she is currently eighth in line to the throne.

USA Today reports the couple have been together for six years after meeting via friends while on a ski holiday in Verbier, Switzerland. The two got engaged in Nicaragua in January and will wed at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Daily Beast notes the palace seemingly "[broke] with tradition" in pairing the announcement with a casual photo of the couple that looks as if it was taken using a cellphone in a bar. (Read more royal wedding stories.)

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