Princess Eugenie: Her wedding, husband and children

Princess Eugenie

by Emily Gilbert |
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The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, you'll no doubt recognise Princess Eugenie. As the niece of King Charles III and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Eugenie has made lots of public appearances in her role as a member of the royal family. But how much do you know about the mum-of-two?

Princess Eugenie's early years

Born Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena on 23 March 1990, Eugenie was sixth in the line of succession to the British throne at the time but is now eleventh. Her eldest sister is Princess Beatrice and the pair have a close bond.

At 12 years old, Eugenie underwent back surgery to correct her scoliosis (where the spine twists and curves to the side) and continues to have metal rods in her back. To this day, Princess Eugenie continues to support others with the condition. She even told her story The RNOH Charity where the surgery took place.

Princess Eugenie's career

Eugenie graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in English literature and history of art. After working at the online auction house Paddle8 in New York for two years, Eugeine now works as a director for the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth.

Speaking about her passion for art, Princess Eugenie said: "I’ve loved art since I was very little. I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me. I love being able to share my passion for art with people."

Who is Princess Eugenie's husband?

Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, were first introduced by friends on a ski holiday in Verbier, Switzerland where Jack was believed to be working. They were dating for seven years before Jack proposed. Buckingham Palace announced the engagement on 22 January 2018.

Jack is a businessman whose career began in the bar industry before he became the general manager of a nightclub. In 2022, he began working in marketing, sales and promotion for a property developer.

Princess Eugenie's wedding

The happy couple married on 12 October 2018 and took place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, just like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding only months before.

Princess Beatrice was maid of honour and six bridesmaids and two page boys were chosen. These included her cousin Peter Phillips' daughters Isla and Savannah Phillips, Zara Tindall's elder daughter Mia Tindall and Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Eugeine's beautiful open-backed dress was designed by the British-based label Peter Pilotto. It was later revealed that Eugeine's dress was specifically designed to show her surgical scar to pay tribute to those that helped her, and to inspire others with scoliosis.

As a supporter of charities that battle plastic pollution, Eugeine had a plastic-free wedding ceremony.

Princess Eugenie's baby

Princess Eugenie has two sons with husband Jack. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was born on 9 February 2021 at the Portland Hospital in London. August was christened on 21 November 2021 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints alongside his second cousin, Lucas Tindall.

Her second son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, was born in May 2023. She announced the exciting news on social media, writing: "Jack and I wanted to share the news that we had our little boy, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank on 30th May 2023 at 8.49 weighing 7.1lbs. He is named after his great great great Grandfather George, his Grandpa George and my Grandpa Ronald. Augie is loving being a big brother already."

Princess Eugenie's tattoo

One of the only high-profile royals with a visible tattoo, Princess Eugenie has a small circle behind her ear. While it's not been confirmed, many believe it to represent the Sovereign’s Orb in a touching tribute to her uncle, King Charles.

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