Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, will marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in the autumn of this year. The Buckingham Palace announced Monday that the wedding will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. 

Eugenie and Brooksbank got engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month, the palace said. The exact date of the wedding is yet to be confirmed.

The duo met while on a skiing trip to the Swiss resort of Verbier and dated for several years before deciding to exchange vows. Eugenie is eighth in line to the British throne. 

The son of an accountant, Brooksbank manages the Mayfair club Mahiki in London and wanted to set up a chain of pubs since he was 18, according to reports.

“I have fond memories of Sunday roasts in pubs with log fires, and it’s something I want to recreate,” he told the Daily Mail.

Brooksbank was educated at Stowe public school in Buckinghamshire that was also attended by entrepreneur Richard Branson, the television executive Michael Grade, and Guardian columnist George Monbiot. He made a career in hospitality, including experiences as a waiter, wine merchant and currently a nightclub manager.

Brooksbank's parents, Nicola and George Brooksbank, expressed their excitement about the royal wedding, saying they were "completely over the moon" and "very excited" for the couple. "We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement," they said.

Princess Eugenie's mother shared a series of quotes after her daughter's engagement was announced. She posted three pictures on Twitter using the hashtags #engagement and #eugieandjack.

In the tweets she expressed happiness at the news, describing how the couple "float with laughter and love."

In the first post she shared a picture of the couple along with the lines: "A total embrace of goodness and joy. We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother and a best friend. Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony."

Princess Eugenie will keep her royal title when she marries Brooksbank and can later decide if she would want to take his surname.

This would be the second royal wedding this year after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The fifth in line to the British throne will marry the American actress on May 19 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.