Jack Brooksbank is married to Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, and grandchild of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The couple’s royal wedding took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018. They were engaged on January 22, 2017 while vacationing in Nicaragua. Eugenie and Jack have since welcomed their first child, son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who was born on February 9, 2021. Eugenie and Jack will attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on September 19 in the United Kingdom.
Jack isn’t a royal, like Eugenie, but he’s just as interesting! Here’s everything to know about Jack Brooksbank!
Jack has some royal descendants.
Jack is a descendant of the Brooksbank baronets, according to The Telegraph. Baronets are one level below barons in the royal hierarchy.
Jack works for George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
Jack is the UK Ambassador for George Clooney and Rande Gerber‘s best-selling tequila brand, Casamigos. Before his nuptials, Jack confirmed that his wedding guests would be sipping specialty Casamigos cocktails, according to Sebastian Shakespeare for Daily Mail. “I get to decide some things. I’m in charge of drinks and we’ll be serving Casamigos,” he said.
Jack skipped university and went right into the workforce.
Jack attended the private Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, England before forgoing university and entering the hospitality field. Jack’s first job was as a waiter at Chelsea’s Admiral Codrington pub and then the Markham Inn, which is actually where he first met Eugenie’s cousin, Prince Harry! At one point, he managed the popular nightclub, Mahiki. He left the club in 2010 to be a wine merchant, before becoming Casamigos’ UK Ambassador in 2016.
Jack met Princess Eugenie on a ski trip in Switzerland.
Jack and Eugenie started dating in 2011, according to The Guardian, when they met while skiing in Verbier. Eugenie’s parents co-own a home in the Swiss resort town. The pair dated long distance at the start of their relationship when Eugenie moved to NYC for her career.
Jack and Eugenie are apparently blood relatives (but very distant!)
So, Eugenie’s mom, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is the great great granddaughter of Lady Julia Coke, who is the daughter of Jack’s great great grandfather, Thomas Coke… Are you following? Essentially, these two are super distant cousins!