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Princess Eugenie reveals she's so excited to marry fiancé Jack Brooksbank she will be 'running down the aisle'

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 12/10/2018 Sean Morrison

Princess Eugenie of York et al. standing in a room © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Princess Eugenie has revealed she is so excited to marry the love of her life later today that she will be “running" down the aisle towards him.

In an interview on the eve of the royal wedding, the Queen’s granddaughter also recalled the moment she first saw her fiancé Jack Brooksbank.

The princess said she initially thought "what a silly hat" he was wearing, but was "all butterflies and nervous" when he came over to say hello in Switzerland eight years ago.

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

Mr Brooksbank used the heartwarming interview to pay tribute to his future wife, calling her a "bright shining light".

a person posing for the camera: PrincessEugenie1110.jpg © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited PrincessEugenie1110.jpg Eugenie returned the compliment and described her fiancé as "so humble and generous" during the television interview ahead of their wedding.

Asked about wedding jitters, Eugenie said: "It's definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves".

She went on to describe her first encounter with Mr Brooksbank while on the slopes at a friend's place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.

With her fiancé 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.

Ruth Langsford, Princess Eugenie of York, Eamonn Holmes posing for a photo: royal-wedding-234a.jpg © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited royal-wedding-234a.jpg "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 will wed later today at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel surrounded by the Queen other members of the royal family.

Famous faces including Robbie Williams, supermodel Cindy Crawford, David and Victoria Beckham, and George and Amal Clooney are also expected to be among the guests.

Princess Eugenie of York wearing a suit and tie standing next to a woman: 1-princess-eugenie-597.jpg © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited 1-princess-eugenie-597.jpg Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words Mr Brooksbank 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're so humble and generous. So humble and generous - that's two words..."

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

Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with 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."

Eamonn Holmes et al. standing in a room: royal-wedding-234as.jpg © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited royal-wedding-234as.jpg In reference to Mr Brooksbank, 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 fiancée had become a "bridezilla" Mr Brooksbank 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."

Watch the interview and live coverage of the wedding on This Morning At The Royal Wedding at 9.25am on ITV.


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