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Another Royal Wedding! Queen’s relative announces engagement to Swedish beau

The granddaughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, Flora Alexandra Ogilvy, has announced her engagement to Timothy Vesterberg today. News of the upcoming nuptials was initially shared in a newspaper’s notices section.  

The announcement read: “The engagement is announced between Flora Alexandra, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Ogilvy of Fawley, and Timothy, son of Mr and Mrs Patrik Vesterberg of Stockholm.”

The happy couple later took to Instagram to share a picture and confirm their engagement.

Flora Alexandra, daughter of James Ogilvy and Julia Rawlinson, published a picture of herself in the arms of her beau this morning.   

The pair, photographed on a sunny day by Mr Ogilvy, are hugging each other, with the bride-to-be showing off her engagement ring by carefully placing her open hand on Timothy’s shoulder. 

She wrote in the caption: “We’re engaged!

“My beloved Timothy asked me to marry him and we’re blissfully happy.

“Photograph by my father @ogilvylandscape.”

Flora Alexandra paid tribute to her fiancé’s Swedish heritage by adding the hashtag #minälskling, which means “my darling”.

Her announcement was welcomed by hundreds of people who liked the post – including Lady Amelia Windsor, the 39th-in-line to the throne and daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and Sylvana Tomaselli.

Dozens of happy Instagram users and friends also left a comment, with one saying: “Congrats you guys! Wishing an all abundance of love and happiness”.  

Another added: “I’m going to cry again I’m so so so so so happy for you both.”

Timothy, a hockey player-turned-financier, shared the same picture on his Instagram account, writing in the caption: “We are engaged! Min älskling always and forever. Photograph: @ogilvylandscape”.

Flora Alexandra doesn’t hold any royal title, but is the daughter of James Ogilvy, 54th-in-line to the throne, godson of the Queen and godfather of Princess Eugenie, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter.

The 24-year-old has made a name for herself as a writer and art expert, having given talks for Gagosian, Frieze, Burberry and Sotheby’s as well as lectures at Cambridge University. 

Flora Alexandra has also founded Artiste, a digital magazine focused on arts and culture.

The 24-year-old and Timothy haven’t shared when or where their wedding will take place.

But if it will happen in 2020, the couple will be celebrating their union on the same year of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who announced their nuptials earlier this year.

Sharing the happy news with a statement from Buckingham Palace published in late September, the pair said: “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. 

“We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.

“We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

The palace said further details of the nuptials will be shared in due time, but the mother of the future bride dismissed claims the couple would marry anywhere but in the UK, saying on the red carpet at the British Film Institute Luminous Gala: “It can only be Britain.”

Speaking about the engagement, the Duchess of York showed her motherly pride, saying of Beatrice: “It’s just extraordinary, she’s just such a beauty and to see her eyes shining…”  

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