by Scott Mehl
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, and the former Sarah Ferguson. She is the sixth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990 at the Portland Hospital in London. She is reportedly named for Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (later Queen of Spain), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria; and The Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Victoria.
She was christened by the Bishop of Norwich on December 23, 1990 at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham. Hers was the first public christening of a member of the royal family. Her godparents are:
– James Ogilvy, her father’s second cousin
– Captain Alastair Ross, Prince Andrew’s former commander on HMS Edinburgh
– Mrs. Ronald Ferguson, her mother’s stepmother
– Mrs. Patrick (Julia) Dodd-Noble, a friend of her parents
– Miss Louise Blacker, a friend of her mother’s
Following a year at the Winkfield Montessori School, she attended the Upton House School in Windsor from 1993-1995. She then attended Coworth Park School from 1995-2001, St George’s School from 2001-2003, and Marlborough College from 2003-2008. Following a gap year, she enrolled at Newcastle University and graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 in English Literature and History of Art.
Princess Eugenie only occasional undertakes any official royal duties. She does, however, often accompany her mother on visits to organizations she is involved with, such as the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2012, she became Patron for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s Redevelopment Appeal. The Princess had undergone surgery in 2002 at the hospital to correct scoliosis in her back.
Along with her sister, Princess Beatrice, she has attended events in Europe, occasionally as representatives of The Queen. In April 2013 they attended the reopening of Schloss Herrenhausen in Hanover.
She has been in a long-term relationship with Jack Brooksbank. He is a manager of the nightclub Mahiki, in Mayfair, London, frequented by the younger royals.
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