Date Set for Second Biggest Royal Wedding of 2018

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February 02, 2018Feb 02, 2018

The date for the second biggest royal wedding of 2018 was just released. The granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, Princess Eugenie, and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, will tie the knot on Friday, October 12, reported People

Prince Andrew confirmed the date on Twitter on Friday. Just over a week after his daughter’s engagement was announced by the royal family, Prince Andrew made the announcement.

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"Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month and here they talk about the special moment it happened. The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor."

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The wedding will take place just five months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their marriage vows at the very same venue on May 19. However, that doesn't mean there has to be a rivalry between the royal cousins.

A friend of the 27-year-old princess told People that there is “zero competition” among Eugenie and Jack and Harry and Meghan.

“It is complete love, and there is room for all of them,” says the friend.

Eugenie and Jack had been dating for about seven years when they got engaged during a trip to Nicaragua in January. The bride-to-be showed off her stunning pink sapphire engagement ring last week during an interview with BBC 1.

Of the proposal, Eugenie said: “The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen. I actually said, ‘This is an incredible moment,’ and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we have been together seven years.

“I was over the moon. [It was a] complete surprise. But it was the perfect moment, we couldn’t be happier.”

Jack, who got down on one knee for the proposal, added, “It was amazing. I love Eugenie so much, and we’re very happy.”

The couple met when Eugenie was still at Newcastle University. They were introduced by mutual friends while at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier.

“He is a really lovely chap,” a family friend told PEOPLE last year of Jack, 31. “They adore each other and are really serious.”

It's been an exciting few months for the royal family. In April, Kate Middleton will give birth to her third child. In May, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle. Eugenie’s cousin, Zara Tindall, 36, also recently announced that she and husband Mike are expecting their second child.

In other news, see the glamorous maternity gown that Duchess Kate wore to a state event in Norway last night

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