|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
Early life and family
Brooksbank was born on 3 May 1986 at St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth, London, the eldest son of George Edward Hugh Brooksbank and his wife, Nicola (née Newton), great-granddaughter of Sir Arthur Holland. Brooksbank is in remainder to the Brooksbank baronetcy.
A half-third cousin twice-removed of Princess Eugenie through Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester,[notes 1] Brooksbank's great-grandfather was Sir Jack 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. His parents are Old Etonian George Brooksbank, a company director and chartered accountant, and his wife, Nicola, who reside in London and Bordeaux in France. Jack has a younger brother, Thomas, who is also an Old Etonian.
Education and career
Brooksbank was educated at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, and then the University of Bristol before leaving to work in the bar industry. He was 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. He now works as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila.
In 2011, Brooksbank began dating Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. On 22 January 2018, the Duke of York's office at Buckingham Palace announced their engagement. In April 2018, the couple moved from their residence at St James's Palace to Ivy Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Their wedding took place on 12 October 2018, at St George's Chapel, Windsor. 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.
On 25 September 2020, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple are expecting their first child, due in early 2021. In November 2020, it was reported that Brooksbank and his wife had moved into Frogmore Cottage at Home Park, Windsor.
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...Godfrey Holland [b.1872],... Horsham , Sussex , 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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....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 ...
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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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COKE, Major Hon. Sir John (Spencer), K.C.V.O., or. 1953 (C.V.O. 1946); Scots Guards, retired ; Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen since 1952 (Gentleman Usher in Ordinary, ...
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B 130 – Brooksbank (1919).... George Edward Hugh, b 1949; ed Eton: m 1985, ... Jack born 1986, Thomas born 1988...
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Tom is an Old Etonian, like their father, George, and is believed to be the best man on the big day....The couple split their time between London and France's Bordeaux wine region where they own a three-bedroom stone farmhouse
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But unlike Eugenie, who graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 with a degree in art and English literature, Brooksbank left Bristol University and went into the restaurant and bar industry, working first as a bartender.
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