Still Her Royal Highness. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, but Queen Elizabeth II did not bestow a new title on her granddaughter and her new husband on Friday, October 12.
While Brooksbank will not receive a royal title, Eugenie will likely remain an official member of the British Royal Family by keeping her stature as a princess. (The bride is the daughter of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and the Duke of York Prince Andrew, who is the third child of the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as the younger brother of Prince Charles.)
The BBC reported that Eugenie will be given the option to keep her current title after the wedding, alongside the option to take Brooksbank’s last name.
Prior to her wedding day, Eugenie went as “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York.” If she chooses to take her husband’s surname, she will go as “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie Brooksbank.”
It was long speculated that Brooksbank wouldn’t be the recipient of a title especially after the couple’s joint monogram was revealed in the official Buckingham Palace store leading up to the wedding. While Eugenie’s initial includes the royal coronet above her “E,” Brooksbank’s “J” lacks the same symbol implying just that.
The latest couple to wed at Windsor, however, are very different from predecessors Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who received the title of “Duke and Duchess of Sussex” the morning of their wedding May 19. Prince William and Kate Middleton were also dubbed the “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge” when they married in April 2011.
While the Cambridges and the Sussexes are officially working members of the royal family, Eugenie and Brooksbank have jobs outside of the realm with the bride being employed by art gallery Hauser & Wirth as an associate director.
The groom, meanwhile, is a long-standing wine merchant and European Brand Manager for George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s joint tequila venture Casamigos.
Brooksbank proposed over New Year’s Eve in Nicaragua dropping down with a sapphire ring inspired by the Duchess of York’s engagement ring. “She’s this bright shining light,” he noted Thursday, October 11, in an interview with ITV.
Follow along with The Knot as we continue our coverage of Eugenie and Jack’s Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle.