Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are in mourning after the passing of his father, George Brooksbank.
According to reports, Brooksbank, 72, the father of Eugenie’s husband passed away last week after a prolonged illness. Last year, he was put on a ventilator while he battled COVID-19 after a trip to France, and in a speech, Eugenie had thanked the NHS for saving his life.
“The point I really want to get across is that I think the NHS is absolutely magnificent,” George told The Telegraph in his own interview at the time.
“The way I was treated was incredible. Nothing was too much trouble and at no point did I get a sense of a shortage of doctors or nurses or any impression that the service was in any way overwhelmed.”
The news of his death came just days before his nine-month-old grandson was baptized at All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park in front of the Queen.
August was christened alongside his second cousin, Lucas, the son of Mike and Zara Tindall, in a rare double royal baptism on Sunday.