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Who is Princess Eugenie? 5 little known facts about the newly engaged royal.


Well, for one thing, we know about her is, that she’s eighth in line to the throne. But, not for long. Now, she is engaged to a man, she was with for about 7 years.

And with this engagement, there’s an alert for another royal wedding this year.

Princess Eugenie announced her engagement to her fiance, Jack Brooksbank on this Monday. The soon-to-be royal couple will be married in autumn of 2018.

Princess Eugenie is quite a household name in the United Kingdom. However, she’s best known to Americans along with her sister, Princess Beatrice for the ‘flamboyant’ hat she wore to William and Kate’s wedding.

Here’s what some gathered up information you need to know about the newly engaged royal.

She is eighth in line to the throne.

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Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990. She is eighth in line to the British throne. According to reports, her birth name is Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, and she was the first royal born to have a public christening. 

She will be moved to ninth in line once, Prince William and Kate welcome their third born.

Her parents are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is the third born of Queen Elizabeth. He married Sarah Ferguson, known to the media as ‘Fergie’ on July 23, 1986. The couple had a marriage and divorce that flashed all over the news and media worldwide. Though the two separated in 1992, they remained close.

Her personal struggles within herself became her charitable cause.

When she was just 12 years old, Eugenie underwent back surgery to correct her scoliosis. And till this day, she has metal rods in her back. Ever since then, she has made an aim to support others with similar conditions. Her charitable work includes being Patron of the Elephant Family alongside her mother and Patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust alongside her sister.

She works hard and full-time in the art world.

Eugenie graduated from Newcastle University in the year, 2013 with degrees in art history and English literature. She then, spent two years living in New York and working as a specialist at ‘Paddle8’, an online auction house. Currently, she is working in London as an associate director of ‘Hauser & Wirth’, a contemporary art gallery.

She said in a statement: “I’ve loved art since I was a kid. I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me. I love being able to share my passion for art with people”.

She and her fiance, Jack Brooksbank have been together for about seven years now.

Some mutual friends introduced Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank during a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland. Since then, they have been together. They will be married in the fall of 2018 at Saint George’s Chapel in Windsor. 

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Brooksbank is the son of an accountant and grew up in British aristocratic circles. He did not attend college, instead worked in the restaurant and bar industry. These days he’s manager of the posh nightclub, Mahiki and is a brand representative for George Clooney’s company, ‘Casamigos Tequila’.