Princess Eugenie’s stepfather “in intensive care struggling with coronavirus”


George Brooksbank, 71, reportedly in “serious but stable” condition in hospital (Photo: PA / Rex)

Princess Eugenie’s stepfather is said to be in intensive care after being tested positive for 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, is also said to be fighting Covid-19, but is recovering at home.

A friend of Prince Andrew’s daughter reportedly said it was a “traumatic time” for Jack and Eugenie, but the family “mobilized” to help.

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding (photo: PA)

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The couple are “grateful for the excellent care” the retired chartered accountant has received and “think of all the other families who are also affected at this time,” the friend told MailOnline.

Eugenie and Jack married in front of a starry audience of 800 guests in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018.

Photos of the day show the proud parents of Jack attending the ceremony, which was followed by an evening reception at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.

The princess is believed to be isolated with her parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, after being photographed helping her mother deliver treats to NHS workers at the Royal Lodge on Sunday.

Nicola Brooksbank and George Brooksbank at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, (photo: REX)

The sad news comes as it is announced that Queen Elizabeth will speak to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on a rare TV show this Sunday, as more than 3,000 people die from the coronavirus.

The monarch, who is currently in solitary confinement at Windsor Castle, will speak at 8 p.m. in what will only be the fourth television address in his 68-year reign during times of national crisis and grief.

His pre-recorded speech, which will also be broadcast on social media for the royal family, comes as the national death toll rises by 684, the largest daily increase since the start of the epidemic.

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