The funeral for Prince Philip, the longest serving royal consort in British history, will be on April 17th at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Only thirty guests will be in attendance at Prince Philip’s funeral, and among them is Jack Brooksbank, the husband of Princess Eugenie.
The head of the UK’s armed forces said the funeral will have Prince Philip’s “fingerprints all over it” and it “reflects his wide interests and his attention to detail.”
The College of Arms, which helps to organise state occasions, said that Prince Philip’s funeral plans were “in line with custom and with His Royal Highness’s wishes.”
Who is Jack Brooksbank?
Jack Brooksbank is the husband of Princess Eugenie. The pair got engaged and tied the knot in 2018 during a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The couple’s 2018 engagement was announced in a statement which read:
“The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank. Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.”
Jack attended the private Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, England. He has had a long career in hospitality and at one point he managed the popular London nightclub, Mahiki.
Jack is a Brand Ambassador of Casamigos tequila, which was founded by George Clooney.
The pair first met while skiing in Verbier, Switzerland back in 2010, and were introduced by mutual friends when Jack was 24 years-old and Eugenie was 20.
On February 9th 2021, Eugenie and Jack welcomed their first child together. The royal announcement stated:
“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.”
Who will attend Prince Philip’s funeral?
Due to the pandemic, the list of guests set to attend Prince Philip’s funeral has been whittled down to thirty, as only close family will be present at the private ceremony. They are:
- The Queen
- The Prince of Wales
- The Duchess of Cornwall
- The Duke of Cambridge
- The Duchess of Cambridge
- The Duke of Sussex
- The Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice
- Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
- Princess Eugenie
- Jack Brooksbank
- The Earl of Wessex
- The Countess of Wessex
- Lady Louise Windsor
- Viscount Severn
- The Princess Royal
- Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence
- Peter Phillips
- Zara Tindall
- Mike Tindall
- Earl of Snowdon
- Lady Sarah Chatto
- Daniel Chatto
- Duke of Gloucester
- Duke of Kent
- Princess Alexandra
- Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden
- Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse
- Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
- The Countess Mountbatten of Burma
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