As many delighted A-level students get ready for their first year of college, we look at one member of the royal family who took the risky step of forgoing their degree entirely.
Jack Brooksbank never quite finished his degree at Bristol University, in contrast to his other half, Princess Eugenie, who received her diploma from Newcastle University in 2009. The 36-year-old was sent to Stowe School in Buckinghamshire before his brief time at the university.
While the precise reasons or timing of Jack’s decision to leave university are unknown, rumors suggest that the royal skipped Bristol to pursue a career in hospitality.
The father-of-one got his start as a bartender at a variety of establishments, including the Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea.
After several years, Jack advanced to a managerial position at the well-known London nightclub Mahiki, a Mayfair hotspot with a tropical theme that was well-liked by the rich and famous.
He later gained notoriety as the UK representative for the Casamigos tequila brand, owned by George Clooney and Rande Gerber. The savvy businessman even served Casamigos to his wedding guests at his opulent reception with Princess Eugenie.
And it appears that nothing has gone wrong for the royal dropout since he made that crucial decision. The businessman revealed a fascinating new project in the world of real estate earlier this year.
Princess Eugenie and Jack, according to The Telegraph, have relocated to the CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club as a result of Jack’s new contract with real estate mogul Mike Meldman, who is overseeing a 300-home development.
The article stated that “Mr. Brookbank is understood to be working on marketing, sales, and promotion,” and it also disclosed that prices at the coveted development will begin at an astounding £3.6 million.
Eugenie, Jack, and their son August have been living in Portugal and the UK alternately since their relocation. Although they are no longer residing at Frogmore Cottage, it is thought that the three members of the family have been residing at Nottingham Cottage in London.
One of the smaller homes on the Kensington Palace estate, “Nott Cott,” as it is affectionately known, has two bedrooms, reception rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a small garden.