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Who is Jack Brooksbank? Meet Princess Eugenie's doting husband

The real-life Prince Charming that swept Princess Eugenie right off her feet.

By Chloe Lal
While some royals have had a whirlwind romance, the love story between Princess Eugenie and Jack Banksbrook has been the kind of slow burn that comes with ever lasting love.
Having met during their university years at the young age of 19, the couple have now been together for over a decade.
After marrying at St George's Chapel, Windsor back in October 2018, Eugenie and Jack have made several official royal appearances together, as well as continuing their own lines of work in the background.
Then, in February 2021, the pair announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy called August.
A statement published by Buckingham Palace read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present.
Now, the royal couple has just celebrated their third wedding anniversary and their first as parents.
So who is the real life Prince Charming to our Princess Eugenie - Jack Brooksbank?
As the couple ring in their milestone get to know Jack Brooksbank.
Though they married in 2018, the couple have been together since 2010. Getty

How did Jack Brooksbank meet Princess Eugenie?

Princess Eugenie was just a 19-year-old student at Newcastle University when she met her man.
Introduced by her friends, she came across the hospitality heavyweight at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier.
The location is especially dear to the Yorks with Fergie and her ex Prince Andrew buying a a luxury chalet there, for all the family to enjoy!

What does Jack Brooksbank do for a living?

Jack proudly works in the hospitality industry.
Starting off at a pub, he went on to become the highly coveted manager of Mahiki nightclub in London, which used to be the old stomping ground for Eugenie's cousins Prince William and Prince Harry.
These days he's the brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila, which was co-founded by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman.
It's clear Jack's love lies in hospitality.
"I want to create a chain of pubs," he once confessed.
"It has been my dream since I was 18. I have fond memories of Sunday roasts in pubs with log fires, and it's something I want to recreate."
They make each other laugh... Getty

How long has Princess Eugenie been with Jack Brooksbank?

Princess Eugenie and Jack have been dating for about 11 years.
The couple endured a slight bump when Eugenie moved from London to New York back in 2013 after landing a job with online auction house Paddle8.
Working there for a few years, the pair made their long-distance relationship work.
"He's not a jet-setty type," a royal insider remarked at the time, explaining Skype was crucial for them.
"They have lots of lovely friends supporting them too," the pal added.
They know how to have a good time together. Getty

Is Jack Brooksbank royal?

It's become very fashionable for royals to be dating what some may describe as "commoners."
While Jack isn't exactly an aristocrat, he's very close to being one.
His father George, an accountant and company director, and mother Nicola sent him to the $13,000-a-semester Stowe private school in Buckinghamshire, England.
They're also hugely supportive of their son and his career choice.
The duo wed at George's Chapel in Windsor, the same location as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Getty
Eugenie's mum Sarah Ferguson adores him. Getty

Princess Eugenie's family LOVE Jack Brooksbank

It is ALWAYS a good thing when your in-laws love you, and boy, is Jack ADORED!
Jack is a regular at the York's family day outs, including the royal family tradition of attending Ascot.
Even before Eugenie and Jack married, the family revealed, "Sarah sees him as a son-in-law already. She and Andrew adore Jack. He is a lovely boy and he has really fitted into the family."
Fergie herself has gushed to her fans following the couple's engagement announcement, "We love Jack and I AM SO EXCITED to have a son, a brother and a best friend. Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony."
Meanwhile, Jack's parents told the BBC, "We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement."

Fun fact: Jack Brooksbank has the same name as his wife's dog

Now, this is by far the BEST thing about Mr Jack Brooksbank.
The princess told Harper's Bazaar in 2016 it is a "complete coincidence!".
We say it's fate.
WATCH: Princess Eugenie on the moment Jack Brooksbank proposed:

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