Princess Eugenie was shocked in the easiest way 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 can air tonight within the U.Okay. on the One Present.
In the course of the interview, not solely did Eugenie flash her attractive, 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 lovely lake because the solar was setting.
“The lake was so stunning,” the Princess of York defined. “The sunshine was only a particular gentle I had by no means seen. I truly stated, ‘That is an unimaginable second,’ after which he popped the query, which was actually shocking regardless that we have been collectively seven years.”
Although Eugenie, 27, says she all the time knew they’d 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 proper 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, figuring out 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 superb about it’s that it modifications coloration from each completely different angle that you simply have a look at it, which is what I consider Eugenie—that she alters coloration and is simply so superb.”
Her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and grandfather, Prince Philip, have been each knowledgeable of their engagement instantly and are very happy.
“Granny truly knew proper firstly [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.