Princess Eugenie, in a recent episode of the 'Table Manners' podcast, unveiled personal anecdotes about the early days of her relationship with her husband, Jack Brooksbank. The couple, who first crossed paths during a ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010, experienced an instant connection that the Princess described as 'love at first sight.'
First Date at Osteria Basilico
Their first official date transpired a few weeks later at Osteria Basilico, a cozy Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of London's Notting Hill. Eugenie reminisced about the 'best pasta' they had and expressed the couple's intentions to revisit the spot. She also gave listeners a glimpse into their current dietary routine, which is gluten-free and dairy-free, a change initiated by Jack to mitigate his migraines.
A Nod to Tequila
Notably, Princess Eugenie's preferred drink is tequila on the rocks with lime, a nod to Jack's previous role as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila. At their wedding in October 2018, the nuptials at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle were followed by a reception where Casamigos margaritas were the signature drink. The reception also featured a performance by Robbie Williams, adding to the event's festive atmosphere.
Life Between the U.K. and Portugal
Currently, Jack Brooksbank is employed by Discovery Land Company, and the family divides their time between the U.K. and Portugal. Princess Eugenie describes their Portuguese haven as a 'dream' where she feels more at ease, liberated from the often scrutinizing public eye in the U.K.