Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank sent well-wishers sweet handwritten notes

By Emmy Griffiths

Princess Eugenie and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, went the extra mile to thank well-wishers who wrote congratulations after they announced their engagement. Sending handwritten notes, the happy couple included a photo from their engagement session along with their thoughtful words. "We are so grateful for your lovely message congratulating us on our engagement. We are so happy and excited and look forward to 2018 being a very special year for us. Thank you for thinking of us."'Royal letters', a blog that shares royal letters to well-wishers, posted the sweet snaps, and captioned the post: "RH Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Engagement 2018 #royalmail #royalletter #royalreply."

A hand written thank you note by Jack Brooksbank and Princess EugenieEugenie and Jack sent handwritten notes

Eugenie and Jack announced their engagement in late January, and spoke to The One Show about the special moment Jack had proposed. The Princess said: "The lake was so beautiful, it was a special light and I even said, 'This is an incredible moment' and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way. I was over the moon, crying."

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Jack Brooksbank in a suit and Princess Eugenie in a colourful asian laser print dressEugenie and Jack announced their engagement in Janaury

She added that her grandmother, the Queen, was "very happy", saying: "Granny actually knew right at the very beginning, she was one of the few people who knew. She was very happy, as was my Grandfather." Jack added: "It was very, very nice that she was so happy for us." Eugenie and Jack have been dating since 2010, and met during a ski trip to Verbier, Switzerland. Prince Andrew was first to announce the engagement news, with Buckingham Palace also releasing a statement, which read: "The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank. Her Royal Highness and Mr Jack Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month."

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