They met seven years ago while skiing in Verbier, the Swiss resort town where Eugenie’s parents co-own a chalet. When Eugenie moved to New York City briefly for her career (she now helps run a London art gallery), they continued their relationship long distance.
“We have the same passions and drive for life,” Eugenie said in an interview with the BBC. “It’s so nice that we get to share this moment with everyone, and you get to meet Jack.”
“We were skiing which was amazing. Love at first sight,” he said.
He proposed while they were on vacation near a lake in Nicaragua; she said it was a complete surprise and brought her to happy tears.
It was a “perfect moment,” she told reporters. “I was over the moon, crying.”