On Friday, October 12, Jack Brooksbank married Princess Eugenie at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Brooksbank met his bride-to-be on a ski trip in Switzerland in 2010. Flash forward eight years, and Brooksbank proposed to his leading lady. The wedding announcement was made a few months ago by Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who tweeted the exciting news.
“The marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank will take place on 12th October 2018. As previously announced, the wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle,” the tweet read.
Brooksbank is a UK ambassador for the tequila brand, Casamigos and also manages a nightclub in London.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. His Wedding to Princess Eugenie Was Attended by 850 Guests Including the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Robbie Williams & Naomi Campbell
Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle. According to BBC News, 850 guests were seated inside the chapel and an additional 1,200 “followed the proceedings from the grounds.”
Amongst the guests were Eugenie’s first cousins, Prince William and Prince Harry and their respective spouses. Celebrity guests included Robbie Williams, Naomi Campbell, Ellie Goulding,, Stephen Fry, Jack Whitehall, Kate Moss, and Cara Delevingne.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in the wedding.
According to the BBC, Brooksbank was “unsurprisingly nervous,” evidenced by his shaky hands. The bride wore a custom-designed gown that was meant to show off a large scar she has on her back.
“I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this. I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that,” Eugenie told ITV on Monday, according to BBC News.
The dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the design team behind British label Peter Pilotto.
2. He Gave Princess Eugenie a Unique Engagement Ring
Back in January, Princess Eugenie announced that she was engaged to be married. In her royal engagement photos, the bride-to-be showed off her super unique ring, which is comprised of a coral-colored padparadscha sapphire.
“The ring features an oval, coral-colored padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds, and looks quite a bit like Eugenie’s mother’s engagement ring, which featured a Burmese ruby surrounded by diamonds. Prince Andrew designed that ring himself,” Town & Country reports.
According to the Natural Sapphire Company, “the term ‘padparadscha’ is derived from the Sinhalese word for aquatic lotus blossom, which has an unusual salmon color.”
These rare gems are extremely pricey. They are primarily found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Tanzania.
3. He Is a UK Brand Ambassador for Casamigos Tequila & Works in the Hospitality Industry
Brooksbank is a UK brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila, a liquor company founded …read more