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Sarah Ferguson Laughs Off Daughter Princess Eugenie’s Engagement Rumors

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Are royal wedding bells in Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson’s future?

Despite recent rumors, the mother of two says daughter Princess Eugenie isn’t engaged to her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.

When asked if there’s any truth to the engagement buzz at the the 33rd annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala on Tuesday night, Ferguson told PEOPLE, “No,” as she laughed and shook her head.

The royal, 26, has been dating Jack Brooksbank, 29, for six years.

What’s not in doubt is Brooksbank’s closeness to the young woman who is eighth in line to the British throne.

“He is a really lovely chap,” a family friend told PEOPLE. “They adore each other and are really serious.”

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Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

Ferguson also opened up about co-parenting with ex-husband Prince Andrew.

“My daughters are the finest ambassadors of good parenting from Andrew and I,” she said of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.

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“Beatrice just raised a great deal of money for her charity Big Change, doing a Strive Challenge with the Bransons,” she said. “And then she went with the Franks Foundation to eye hospitals in Nepal. And she has scoliosis of the spine and she does an awful lot for orthopaedic research.”

She added, “They are very extraordinary girls.”

  • With reporting by Diane Herbst