Jack Brooksbank

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Jack Brooksbank
Born (1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 37)
St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth, London, England
EducationStowe School
University of Bristol (no degree)
OccupationMarketing professional
(m. 2018)

Jack Christopher Stamp Brooksbank (born 3 May 1986) is a British marketing executive who is married to Princess Eugenie, a niece of King Charles III.

Early life and family[edit]

Arms of the Brooksbank baronets: Azure two bars wavy Argent within a bordure Or. Crest: A hart's head couped Argent attired Or charged on the neck with two bars wavy Azure.

Brooksbank was born on 3 May 1986 at St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth, London. He was christened at Guards' Chapel in Wellington Barracks.[citation needed] He is the first son of Old Etonian George Edward Hugh Brooksbank (1949–2021), a company director and chartered accountant,[1][2] and his wife Nicola (née Newton; born 1953), great-granddaughter of both Sir Arthur Holland (1843–1928)[3][4] and Sir Frederick Charlton Meyrick, 2nd Baronet.[5] He is in remainder to the Brooksbank baronetcy.[6]

A half-third cousin twice-removed of Princess Eugenie through Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester,[7][notes 1] Brooksbank's great-grandfather was Sir John (Jack) Spencer Coke, a Gentleman Usher to King George VI and Extra Gentleman Usher to Queen Elizabeth II and his great-uncle was the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell.[8][9][10] Jack has a younger brother, Thomas, who is also an Old Etonian.[11][12]

Education and career[edit]

Brooksbank was educated at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire,[13] and the University of Bristol, which he left without earning a degree.[14] His first job in the bar industry was as a bartender,[15] before becoming the general manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair that was often visited by his wife's cousins Prince William and Prince Harry in their youth.[14] He later worked as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila.[16] He was also reported to have his own wine wholesale business.[17] In 2022, he began working in marketing, sales and promotion for property developer Michael Meldman's Discovery Land Company in Portugal.[18]

Marriage and family[edit]

In 2011, Brooksbank began dating Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. They had met in 2010 when Brooksbank was 24 and Princess Eugenie was 20.[19] On 22 January 2018, the Duke of York's office at Buckingham Palace announced their engagement.[20] In April 2018, the couple moved from their residence at St James's Palace to Ivy Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace.[21] Their wedding took place on 12 October 2018, at St George's Chapel, Windsor.[22] Contrary to press speculation that Brooksbank would be created "Earl of Northallerton", he has not been elevated to the peerage after marrying into the royal family, following a trend in recent years for a male commoner not to be awarded one upon marriage to a princess.[23][24]

The couple's first son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, was born on 9 February 2021 at the Portland Hospital in London.[25] At his birth, he was eleventh in line to the throne.[25][26] August was christened on 21 November 2021 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park in a private service attended by Queen Elizabeth II alongside Lucas Tindall, son of Princess Eugenie's cousin Zara Tindall.[27] The couple's second son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, was born on 30 May 2023.[28]


Date Appointment Ribbon
6 February 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal[29]
6 May 2023 King Charles III Coronation Medal


  1. ^ Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, is Princess Eugenie's maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather (via his first marriage, to Juliana Whitbread) and Brooksbank's great-great-grandfather (via his second marriage, to The Honourable Georgina Cavendish.


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  3. ^ Burke, B. (1965). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. Sir Bernard Burke. p. 400. ISBN 9780850110067. Retrieved 28 August 2020. ...Godfrey Holland (b. 1872),... son of the late Sir Arthur Holland (1843–1928), of Holmhurst, Wimbledon, and has issue... Joanna Holland (b. 1926), m. Michael Newton... Nicola Newton (b. 1953)...
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  5. ^ Debrett, John (1973). Debretts. Debretts - Kelly's Directories. Retrieved 31 January 2022. Sir Frederick Charlton Meyrick, 2nd Baronet...Giles Fendall Newton. M.B.E. ...Michael Newton...[Nicola Newton]...
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  8. ^ Kidd, C. (1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 1990. Debrett's Peerage. ISBN 9780333388471. Retrieved 25 October 2018. ... Rosemary Olive, Baroness Hamilton of Dalzell (b. 1910), m. 1935 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell. Residence – Garden Cottage, Snowdenham House, Bramley, Guildford — Celia Dorothy (b. 1919), m. 1942 Stamp Godfrey Brooksbank, Capt. ...
  9. ^ Burgess, K. (22 January 2018). "Princess Eugenie to marry in autumn". The Times. Retrieved 11 October 2018. He is a descendant of the Brooksbank baronets and his ancestors include Stamp Brooksbank, a governor of the Bank of England in the 18th century, Thomas Coke, second Earl of Leicester, and Sir John (Jack) Spencer Coke, who was Gentleman Usher to King George VI.
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  13. ^ "Meet the bride and groom". BBC News. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
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  25. ^ a b "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank celebrate birth of son name Arthur Brooksbank". Sky News. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank name baby son". BBC. 20 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Queen attends royal double christening at Windsor". BBC News. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  28. ^ "Princess Eugenie gives birth to baby boy named Ernest George Ronnie". BBC News. 5 June 2023. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  29. ^ "Platinum Jubilee". Getty Images. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.