It’s quite difficult to find someone who isn’t intrigued by royalty. It is true that monarchs across the world no longer wield as much political power as they did in the past centuries but don’t be fooled; they still hold so much influence, perhaps more than you’d like to believe. The British Royal Family, arguably the peak of all monarchies in the world, steeped in history, never ceases to impress with its longevity. Headed by the matriarch of the House of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II, some members of the Royal family have enjoyed the limelight more than others, some by design, and others by no efforts of theirs. Some have deliberately, over the years, almost slipped under the radar unnoticed. One of the more reserved members of the House of Windsor is Princess Eugenie of York.
Princess Eugenie of York Bio
Born as Eugenie Victoria Helena, on 23 March 1990 at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children London, Princess Eugenie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. Eugenie is the eighth, and the third female, in line to the succession of the British Throne. Her father Prince Andrew Duke of York is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Baptized at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, by the Bishop of Norwich, Eugenie is the first royal baby to have a public christening, the rest before her were private ceremonies. She is also the only one of the Queen’s grandchildren not to be baptized in the Lily Font. She and her sister Princess Beatrice are the only products of the marriage between her father and mother.
When she was only six years old, her parents ended their marriage in a much-publicized divorce. Unlike most messy divorce cases, her parents’ separation was handled with minimal rancour, with both parties gaining joint custody of the kids. Much later in life, Princess Eugenie would laud them as “the best-divorced couple” she knew.
12-year-old Eugenie underwent back surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London to correct scoliosis; Scoliosis is a condition which affects the spine, causing it to curve and twist to the side. She has metal rods inserted in her back to help keep her straight.
She began schooling from Winkfield Montessori from 1990 to 1993 and joined Upton House School in Windsor. She later attended Coworth Park School and enrolled herself in St George’s School. She holds a combined Honours BA from the Newcastle University in 2009. The Princess completed her study, earning a 2:1 in English literature and history of Art.
The princess moved to New York in 2013 where she worked for the online auction firm Paddle8 as a benefits auction manager. She worked with Paddle8 for 2 years but moved back to London in 2015, She took the position of associate director at art gallery Hauser & Wirth and has been there ever since.
Unlike her cousins Princes William and Harry, Princess Eugenie prefers a more private life. She does not carry out any public duties and therefore does not receive an allowance from the Privy Purse.
Princess Eugenie of York’s Boyfriend, Married, Husband
The princess began dating Jack Brooksbank in 2011 when they met through friends at the Swiss resort of Verbier. Jack started out as a London nightclub manager and party fixer. He was hired to manage the famous Mahiki Night Club in Mayfair. He later moved on and established his wine business and now serves as the brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila which was co-founded by George Clooney.
Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the 22nd of January 2018. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in the autumn of 2018.
Princess Eugenie of York’s Weight, Height
Princess Eugenie stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.72 meters). She weighs 60 kg. Her body measurements are 36-28-38 inches. She wears a 34A bra size and a size 6 dress.
Princess Eugenie’s Net Worth
Wealth and royalty go hand in hand, no matter how un-involved Princess Eugenie is in public life she is bound to be worth a substantial amount of money. The princess is worth around $5 million.