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Fri 16th November, 2018
 

See Princess Eugenie’s engagement photos and her pink sapphire ring!

Buckingham Palace have released two official photographs, to mark the engagement of Princess Eugenie to her long-term boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.

Taken earlier today, the couple pose for the camera to mark the announcement.

princess eugenie and jack brooksbank in their official engagement photos (royal family)

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Princess Eugenie of York appears to be wearing a red padparadscha sapphire engagement ring, surrounded by diamonds. It is matched by red tones in her Erdem dress. Mr Brooksbank looks smart in a dark suit, white shirt and red patterned tie.

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Many have commented on the similarity to her mother’s engagement ring of 1986; although Eugenie’s features simple round (brilliant cut) diamonds giving a less severe and more rounded shape overall. Sarah’s ring was also a ruby, whereas her daughter’s is a sapphire.
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The two images were taken in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the release said. Receptions often take place in this room, showcasing numerous pieces from the Royal Collection, including Canaletto and van Dyck’s work.

The second photo shows the couple looking into one another’s eyes, smiling.

Mr Brooksbank is a manager at Mayfair bar Mahiki, while the Princess has a full-time position at auction house Hauser & Wirth. They have been dating for approximately seven years, with the announcement of their engagement coming earlier this morning.

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The Duke of York said earlier on behalf of himself and Sarah, Duchess of York: “We are overjoyed at the news today that Eugenie and Jack have got engaged. Jack is an absolutely outstanding young man and Eugenie and he have got to know each other over a number of years, and I’m really thrilled for them.”

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Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.

Latest comments
  • CONGRATULATIons to you both. May you both have a lOng and carefree engagment Leading on to a happy married life.

  • Congratulations to you both! Wish you forever happiness!

  • Congratulations to you both may you both be very happy and congratulations to andre and Sarah on the forth coming WEDDIng of there daughter

  • Such a beautiful engagement ring. The padparadscha sapphire and diamond combination certainly is a wonderful choice, and so nice to see some great photography of the couple and the engagement ring.

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