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    The Royal Family Just Announced The Engagement Of Princess Eugenie

    *Buys two hats instead of one.*

    Buckingham Palace has announced that Princess Eugenie is going to marry her long-term boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.

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    A statement said that 27-year-old Eugenie, the Queen's granddaughter and eighth in line to the throne, got engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month.

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    The Duke and Duchess of York, her parents, said they were "delighted" to announce the engagement of their younger daughter.

    The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank.

    The royal family also released photos of the couple on Twitter after the announcement was made.

    The photographs were taken in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

    Princess Eugenie, who works as an art gallery director in London, met Brooksbank on a skiing trip, and they've been dating for years.

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    He's the former manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair, west London, and has previously said that he’d like to create a chain of traditional pubs one day.

    Eugenie and Brooksbank are due to get married at St George's Chapel in Windsor in autumn this year – the same venue where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to wed this May.

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    It's already been announced that their wedding won't be a bank holiday in the UK (unlike the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011), so no one should expect an extra day off for Eugenie's wedding either.

    You might remember Princess Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, at Kate and William's wedding for these ~excellent~ fascinators.

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    Writing on Twitter, Eugenie's mother Sarah Ferguson said her daughter and Brooksbank "float with laughter and love".

    "Eugenie is one of the finest people I know, and so together it will be pure harmony," she wrote.

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