Here’s How Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank First Met

It was love at first sight on the Swiss slopes

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

by Ruby Norris |
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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have opened up about the moment they first met as they prepare for their royal wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor. Speaking to This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford ahead of their big day on Friday 12th October.

The official Twitter account for the Royal Family tweeted out a snippet of Princess Eugenie and Jack's interview with Ruth and Eamonn as the couple spoke candidly about the moment they first met. And it's actually quite relatable (minus the skiing at a friends chalet in the Swiss alps.

"It was love at first sight," Eugenie revealed, with Jack elaborating: "We were skiing at a friend's place in Switzerland and I think I saw you first, didn't I? And we just stared at each other"

When quizzed about her initial thoughts on wine merchant Jack, Eugenie explained: "I thought, 'what a silly hat' and then I thought 'who's that' and then you came over and shook my hand, and I was all butterflies and nervous."

The princess then added: "I think I rang my mum that night and said, "I've just met this boy Jack,' and that was it I think, that's how it started."

Eugenie then went on to tell Ruth and Eamonn Jack's best qualities, describing him as "the kind of guy, when you're lost at a party and you panic you have no one to talk to and you need help, he'll walk in and makes everyone feel so special."

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Pixie Geldof and Jack Brooksbank1 of 15
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Pixie Geldof and Jack Brooksbank

Jimmy Carr and Karoline Copping2 of 15
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Jimmy Carr and Karoline Copping

Richard Bacon3 of 15
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Richard Bacon

Tracey Emin4 of 15
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Tracey Emin

Chelsea Davy5 of 15
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Chelsea Davy

Heather Kerzner6 of 15
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Heather Kerzner

David Emmanuel7 of 15
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David Emmanuel

Naomi Campbell8 of 15
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Naomi Campbell

Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner9 of 15
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Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner

Ollie Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly10 of 15
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Ollie Proudlock and Emma Louise Connolly

Owain Walbyoff and Natalie Pinkham11 of 15

Owain Walbyoff and Natalie Pinkham

Ellie Goulding12 of 15

Ellie Goulding

Cressida Bonas13 of 15

Cressida Bonas

James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley14 of 15

James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley

Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams15 of 15

Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams

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