There’s going to be another royal wedding this year! In the latter half of 2018 – a good few months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have gotten hitched – Princess Eugenie will wed wine merchant Jack Brooksbank. And as Eugenie is currently eighth in line to the British throne, the October 12 wedding will likely be a lavish affair. Before the big day, though, the Palace has whet our appetites by releasing some cute engagement photos of the young couple.
Princess Eugenie is arguably one of the lesser-known members of the royal family – perhaps because she has never been involved in any major scandals or had any serious feuds with her relatives come to light. Her status is a difficult one, however. Indeed, she and her sister Beatrice are considered almost “spare” princesses – granted wealth and privileges, but still seen by some as being on the periphery of the royal family.
In fact, Eugenie is expected to – gasp! – work for a living. And, to that end, she’s the associate director of the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London. But Eugenie does have roles as a princess, too. She’s a patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, for instance, having previously had back surgery there herself. Eugenie, her sister and her mother Sarah Ferguson are also patrons of the Teenage Cancer Trust.