Princess Eugenie wedding: Will Queen give royal and Jack Brooksbank a stately home?
Princess Eugenie is set to marry her fiancé Jack Brooksbank on Friday. Following their nuptials, will the royal’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gift the newlyweds a stately home in which to start out married life together?
Princess Eugenie of York is marrying so-called “commoner” Jack Brooksbank on October 12 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The occasion will be the second royal wedding in the UK this year, following the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan Markle, 37, at the same venue earlier this year.
Queen Elizabeth II, 92, and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, 97, are grandparents-of-eight.
And, the head of state has shown a habit of bestowing some very generous gifts to her grandchildren following their nuptials.
Back in May this year, the Queen famously gifted her grandson Prince Harry, and his new wife Meghan, a house in celebration of their new life together.
The pair were given York Cottage – a property in the grounds of the English country house, Sandringham House.
Following the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011, the Queen unveiled a very impressive wedding gift to the happy couple.
The head of the Commonwealth bestowed the Georgian country house Anmer Hall, which is part of the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The couple spent the first few years of their marriage based at the residence, while Prince William worked as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Prince George, now five, spent some of his early years living in the rural home, with the youngster going to the nearby Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk
Kate and Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, later moved to London’s Kensington Palace.
The Queen previously gave her eldest son, Prince Charles, 69, Birkhall on the Balmoral estate.
She also donated Sunninghill Park in Berkshire to Princess Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, 58.
So, will the Queen give Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank their own house?
It is currently not know whether the Queen will bestow a wedding gift in the form of a house to the newlyweds.
While the ifs and wheres are to be confirmed, some royal experts have shared their predictions about the possible wedding gift.
Her Majesty can justify the lavish properties she has gifted Prince William and Prince Harry
Jamie Samhan, royal expert
Speaking to MarieClaire.com, Jamie Samhan, deputy editor at Royal Central, explained Princess Eugenie may not be likely to be granted a house from the Queen.
This is due to the princess not officially being a working royal, unlike her cousins Prince William and Prince Harry.
“They are and will be, full-time working royals for the rest of their lives,” she said of the two brothers.
“One of the perks of this is Her Majesty can justify the lavish properties she has gifted them in return for their duty to the crown.”
However, the journalist went on to suggest The Sovereign may gift a smaller property to the happy two.
Royal commentator, Eloise Parker, agreed, telling MarieClaire.com that “it’s unlikely to be as extravagant” as the gifts given to the Dukes.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK