Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is set to wed Jack Brooksbank on Friday. The royal and the London socialite, who started dating in 2010 after they met on a ski trip, got engaged in Nicaragua in January.
The couple’s big day will be similar in many ways to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding. Like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Eugenie and Brooksbank will exchange vows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before riding through Windsor in a carriage procession. Their wedding party will also include Prince William and Kate Middleton’s two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Ahead of Eugenie’s wedding, here’s everything you need to know about the British royal.
Her name is pronounced „YOO-jenny.“
People regularly mispronounce Eugenie’s name, calling her anything from „you-junny“ to „you-jenny.“
In a 2008 interview with The Telegraph, she cleared things up, saying it’s pronounced „YOO-jenny,“ with the stress on the first syllable. The royal explained: „Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying, ‚It’s like Use Your Knees.'“
According to Eugenie, her friends call her by the nicknames „Youj“ or „Bouj.“
She is the Queen’s third-youngest grandchild.
Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and the younger sister of Princess Beatrice. Prince Andrew is the third of Queen Elizabeth II’s four children with Prince Philip.
She and her fiancé are distant blood relatives.
Brooksbank and Eugenie are third cousins once removed. The two share a common ancestor: Thomas William Coke, a 19th-century aristocrat and the 2nd Earl of Leicester.
They’re not the only ones in the royal family who are distantly related. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are third cousins who share the same bloodline. While the queen is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria on her father’s side, Philip is related to Victoria on his mother’s side.
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