Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have set a date.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, announced Friday that the couple will wed on Oct. 12, 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle—146 days after Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at the same venue. Dating since 2010, Eugenie and Jack publicly announced their engagement Jan. 22.
In their first joint interview on BBC's The One Show With Matt Baker, Eugenie said keeping the news private was tricky. "We literally told just our mother and fathers, brothers and sisters, and my grandparents," she said, adding that she'd been wearing her ring less for than 24 hours. "Granny actually knew right at the beginning. She was one of the very few people we told. We left her this weekend, and had a very lovely time and she's very happy, as was my grandfather."
Jack added, "She was incredibly happy and wished us well."
Eugenie said it was "so exciting" to have the news out in the open, and her fiancé agreed, saying he was "very, very happy" and "very excited." Jack added that he loves Eugenie "so much, and we're just very happy and over the moon for what is to come. So excited now to be telling friends and family and just very excited to spend a lifetime together, which is amazing."
Eugenie, 27, and Jack, 29, met through friends while skiing near Verbier. The princess described it as love at first sight, saying, "We fell in love and we have the same passions and drive for life."
Regarding Eugenie's beautiful engagement ring, Jack said, "I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire, but then didn't want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it."