The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, has opened up about her romance with drinks executive Jack Brooksbank, 32.
Eugenie, 28, said she initially thought Jack was “silly” when they met during a skiing trip in Verbier, Switzerland.
Recalling the first time she laid eyes on her future husband, Eugenie remembered he was wearing a “silly hat”.
But she said she felt “nervous” and had “butterflies” when he came over to her to introduce himself.
Later that night Eugenie rang her mother, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York to tell her she had met a new guy.
“I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too,’” she told This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
With her fiancé beside her, Eugenie added: “Then you [Jack] gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.”
Speaking about wedding jitters, Eugenie admitted: “It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves.”
The couple will tie the knot today at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, the same venue used by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
They will say ‘I do’ in front of the Queen and members of the Royal Family as well as celebrities including Robbie Williams, David and Victoria Beckham, George and Amal Clooney, who are expected to among the guests.
During the interview the couple were asked to describe each other in three words, with Jack calling his wife-to-be a “bright shining light”.
However, Eugenie was not so brief 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 dollars.
“You’re so humble and generous.”
She finished: “So humble and generous – that’s two words.”
When 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.
“All the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.”
Eugenie and Jack’s marriage will make the second Royal Wedding of the year following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ceremony back in May.
Some publications suggest policing for their wedding could cost taxpayers between two and four million pounds.
This Morning continues today on ITV at 9.25am.