Mama knows best! According to a new report, Sarah Ferguson is "very involved" in her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie's royal wedding planning as she inches closer to marrying Jack Brooksbank this October.
"[Although] it is very much Princess Eugenie and Jack’s day, and they are leading the planning, Fergie is very involved," a royal insider recently told People. The source also shared that both Eugenie and Jack's families are taking part in wedding planning and their lavish Oct. 12 nuptials is being paid for "privately."
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Eugenie's fiancé, Jack, won't be receiving a royal title when the two tie the knot in a few months. If that's the case, then why did Meghan Markle get her Duchess of Sussex title when she married Prince Harry? According to the Daily Mail, Eugenie and Jack won't get new titles because the Princess isn't technically a working member of the royal family like Meghan, Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William.
The couple also recently announced that 1,200 members of the public have been invited to attend their royal wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel. Following their ceremony, Eugenie and Jack will embark on a carriage ride around the town of Windsor. "The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate," the royal family's official website explained.
Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 31, previously announced their engagement on Monday, Jan. 22. "The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank," a statement posted to Instagram read. "Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course." Jack's parents, Nicola and George Brooksbank, also gushed about the happy moment. "We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement," they said in a statement.
Hours later, the newly-engaged couple opened up about their romance in their first-ever joint interview. To start, Eugenie recalled Jack's "incredible" proposal while the two were vacationing in Central America. "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 had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way. I was over the moon, crying," Eugenie gushed during their sit-down with the BBC.
During their romantic proposal, Jack presented his fiancée with a stunning, "lotus blossom" engagement ring. "Eugenie’s engagement ring features what appears to be an oval brilliant Padparadscha sapphire. This gorgeous gemstone — which is unique and rare due to its pinkish-orange color — is showcased in a mixed metal white and yellow gold setting with a distinctive vintage-inspired halo of pear and round brilliant diamonds," Kathryn Money, Vice President of Strategy and Merchandising at Brilliant Earth, exclusively told Closer Weekly.
"We estimate that the center gemstone is a 10x8mm (or approximately three-carat) oval brilliant Padparadscha sapphire, surrounded by pear and round diamonds of approximately two and a half to three carats total diamond carat weight," Money added. "Our estimated cost of the ring is approximately $30,000 to $50,000 USD, depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the gemstone." We can't wait for Eugenie and Jack's October wedding!
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