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Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank: Couple talk of love ahead of big day

 

By Tony Jones

Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a "bright, shining light" in an interview with Eamonn Holmes.

The Queen's granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as "so humble and generous" during the television interview ahead of their wedding today.

Eugenie revealed that the moment she first saw Jack during a Swiss skiing trip, she initially thought "what a silly hat" he was wearing, but was "all butterflies and nervous" when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.

The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn and Ruth Langsford from ITV's This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.

After Eugenie replied "It's definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves" she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend's place in Verbier, Switzerland, in 2010.

With her fiance beside her, the princess added: "I thought, 'what a silly hat!' and I thought, 'whose that?' and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.

"I think I rang my mum that night and said 'I've met this guy Jack'... and that was it I think about how it started.

"I remember being like 'I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too' and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me."

The couple were married today in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle surrounded by the Queen, other members of the Royal family and famous faces.

Asked by Belfast-born Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: "She's this bright, shining light."

Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: "Jack's the kind of guy, you know, when you're lost at a party and you can't find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He'll walk in and make everyone feel so special.

"He'll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars... you're so humble and generous. So humble and generous - that's two words..."

The princess went on to say her "big sissy" Princess Beatrice was someone "I've looked up to her whole life" and she's the couple's biggest supporter.

Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle accompanied by her father, the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: "It's nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love."

In reference to Jack, she added: "And you're going to be at the end of the aisle, and I'm going to be running towards you!"

Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a "bridezilla", Jack said no, adding: "Eugenie has been amazing. She's been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding."

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: The bride Princess Eugenie of York arrives in her car for her Royal wedding to Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie, flanked by presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, have been interviewed by the TV couple ahead of their wedding. Royal Communications
Royal fan Kerry Evans bags her spot in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank
Jack Brooksbank leaving Windsor Castle
Leo Mills (12, left), and Alexis Sheppard (11), choristers of the Windsor Castle chapel choir
an image of Britain's Princess Eugenie is seen outside a giftshop, the day before her wedding to Jack Brooksbank, on October 11, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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