Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank

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Princess Eugenie is engaged to Jack Brooksbank.

Buckingham Palace announced the news Monday.

"The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank," her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson said via a statement.

Brooksbank popped the question in Nicaragua earlier this month.

The couple is scheduled to tie the knot this fall at St. George's Chapel in Windsor—the same place Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will say "I do."

So who exactly is Mr. Brooksbank? Here are five facts you should know.

1. He's dated Eugenie for years

According to Hello! Magazine, Brooksbank, 29, met Her Royal Highness, 27, while skiing in Verber, Switzerland back in 2010. Per the publication, the two were introduced by mutual friends—just like Harry and Meghan.

2. He was committed to their long-distance relationship

After Eugenie moved to New York in 2013 to work at an online auction house, the two continued to maintain a long-distance relationship.

"We spend a lot of time on Skype," he told The Daily Mail back in 2013. "It's great. We are still very much together."

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank


3. He's a businessman

Over the course of his career, Brooksbank has served as the manager of Mayfair nightclub Mahiki, Sky News reported, and is the U.K. brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila—the same company George Clooney sold for up to $1 billion.

4. He attended a prestigious school

According to People, Brooksbank's parents Nicola Brooksbank and George Brooksbank sent him to the highly regarded Stowe private school in England when he was a lad.

5. He has her parents' stamp of approval

After Buckingham Palace announced the news, Ferguson shared a picture of the couple and tweeted, "I always say that the river flows well to it's destiny because of the guidance of a solid rock #engagement #eugieandjack @TheDukeOfYork @TheDukeOfYork." She also described the news as a "total joy."

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