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David Koch can’t pronounce Princess Eugenie’s name

Princess Eugenie’s engagement to Jack Brooksbank was announced on Monday.

The younger daughter of Prince Andrew was presented with a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds, in Nicaragua earlier this month. 

And when sharing the news on on Tuesday’s Sunrise, co-host David Koch couldn’t quite pronounce the royal’s name in an embarrassing gaffe. 

‘Princess You-jay-nee?’ The moment Australian breakfast TV host David Koch, 61, failed at pronouncing Eugenie’s name, while reporting on her engagement on Tuesday 

David, 61, began a segment looking into speculation surrounding 27-year-old Eugenie’s wedding party.

However the veteran journalist appeared to be unfamiliar in pronouncing her name. 

‘Princess Eugenie or you-jay-nee or Eugenie…I’ve been told…anyway she will walk down the aisle later this year. There’s speculation Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Cressida Bonas could be in Eugenie’s wedding party.’

Awkward: The veteran journalist appeared to be unfamiliar in pronouncing her name: 'Princess Eugenie or Eu-gen-ie or Eugenie...I've been told...anyway she will walk down the aisle later this year' 

Awkward: The veteran journalist appeared to be unfamiliar in pronouncing her name: ‘Princess Eugenie or Eu-gen-ie or Eugenie…I’ve been told…anyway she will walk down the aisle later this year’ 

Princess Eugenie’s beau Jack Brooksbank, 31, popped the question in Nicaragua earlier this month with an unusual ring; a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

The sparkler bears a striking similarity to the one Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, was presented with by her ex-husband Prince Andrew, when they became engaged back in 1986 – although Fergie’s ring was set with a pink Burma ruby.

Eugenie and Jack are now set to exchange vows in the autumn at Windsor Castle – in the same chapel that will play host to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials in May.   

Headlines: Princess Eugenie, 27, made news on Monday with her royal wedding announcement 

Headlines: Princess Eugenie, 27, made news on Monday with her royal wedding announcement 

Unique: Princess Eugenie's beau Jack Brooksbank, 31, popped the question in Nicaragua earlier this month with an unusual ring; a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds

Unique: Princess Eugenie’s beau Jack Brooksbank, 31, popped the question in Nicaragua earlier this month with an unusual ring; a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds

The pair first met in Verbier in 2010, while Jack was on a skiing trip with friends.

They were rumoured to be engaged at the end of 2016 after Eugenie was seen with a band on her wedding finger.   

Sources close to the royal shot down the rumours claiming it was a piece of jewellery she’s always worn.   

Following the announcement on Monday, proud mother-of-two Fergie, 58, took to Twitter to share her delight in tweets, which were re-tweeted by the Duke of York.

She wrote: ‘Total joy!! #engagement @TheDukeOfYork’ and included a picture of the couple overlaid with the words: ‘A total embrace of goodness and joy. We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother and a best friend. 

‘Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony.’ 

Love story: The pair first met in Verbier in 2010, while Jack was on a skiing trip with friends. They were rumoured to be engaged at the end of 2016 after Eugenie was seen with a band on her wedding finger 

Love story: The pair first met in Verbier in 2010, while Jack was on a skiing trip with friends. They were rumoured to be engaged at the end of 2016 after Eugenie was seen with a band on her wedding finger 



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