Princess Eugenie’s stepfather is in intensive care against coronavirus.
George Brooksbank, 71, whose son Jack married the queen’s granddaughter in 2018, is said to be in “serious but stable” condition in hospital.
His wife Nicola, 66, also suffers from the disease but is recovering at home.
“This is a traumatic time for Jack and Eugenie,” said one of their friends. “George was very sick, but the whole family came together to help. “
A family spokesperson declined to comment, but a friend said, “They are extremely grateful for the excellent care he received. They think of all the other families who are currently affected in the same way. “
George Brooksbank, 71, whose son Jack married the queen’s granddaughter in 2018, reportedly in “serious but stable” condition in hospital after being struck by coronavirus
Mr. Brooksbank, who was educated at Eton, is a retired chartered accountant and business manager who lives with his wife in Wandsworth, south London. They also have a house in France.
The couple proudly watched Jack, 33, marry Eugenie at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, at a ceremony attended by the Queen and older members of the royal family.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooksbank got into a procession of cars around Windsor after the wedding, which was broadcast live by ITV.
Eugenie and Jack joined the mother of Princess Sarah, the Duchess of York, to deliver supplies to front line NHS staff at hospitals in London and Berkshire after being asked to help by a friend who is a doctor .
Join the family: George and Nicola Brooksbank in the official wedding photo of their son Jack and Princess Eugenie at Windsor Castle, as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte and Zara and Mike Tindall’s daughter Mia
“They wanted to do everything they could to help,” said a friend.
The care kits they provided included essentials such as toothpaste, soap, shower gel, hand wash, antibacterial wipes, pasta, sauces, rice, cereal bars and canned fruit.
Jack, a wine merchant, and Eugenie live at Ivy Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which is home to members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Eugenie, Prince Andrew’s daughter, has campaigned for the NHS since she underwent surgery in 2002 for scoliosis or curvature of the spine at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in London.
Mr. Brooksbank, who was educated at Eton, is a retired chartered accountant and business manager who lives with his wife in Wandsworth, south London. They also have a house in France
On her wedding day, she wore a dress that showed a long scar on the back of her operation – a gesture that won praise for giving courage to other victims.
The coronavirus crisis has affected Eugenie’s sister Princess Beatrice’s marriage plans. She was to exchange her vows next month with the property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Royal Chapel of the St James Palace.
The reception at Buckingham Palace has been canceled and it is not known if the wedding ceremony will take place.
The Church of England recommends that the number of people attending wedding ceremonies be limited to the legal minimum of five: the priest, the bride and groom, and two witnesses.