What will be Princess Eugenie’s title after marriage? And, the emotional meaning behind her name

In the frenzy of royal wedding excitement, it's easy to forget that Prince Harry isn't the only member of the royal family set to marry this year. Princess Eugenie will also walk up the aisle to marry her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank.

The couple will wed at St. George’s Chapel, on 12th October, surrounded by their nearest and dearest, including Eugenie’s immediate family, Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice.

And while speculation is rife over which titles Harry and Meghan will recieve after they become husband and wife, the question on many royal fans lips is which title Princess Eugenie will go by once she marries.

Of course, Eugenie is marrying outside of the royal family, and so won’t take on any other titles from her fiance Jack, who has no royal blood.


Reportedly, the 28-year-old Princess will actually have the option to keep her royal title, or get rid of it – or, add it to Jack’s name. However, it’s thought to be unlikely that she will get rid of her HRH title.

Many believe that Eugenie could add her title to her future husband’s name, and so be officially named, HRH Princess Eugenie, Mrs Brookbank.

But while Meghan and Harry are expected to become a Duke and Duchess following their union on Satuday, it’s unlikely Eugenie and Jack will be granted the same honour, as she is not as senior a royal.

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And even though Jack will be marrying into the royal family, it’s also unlikely that he will be given a title, such as an Earldom. Princess Anne’s ex-husband Mark Phillips, set the precedent for men marrying to the family, by rejecting the offer of any sort of title.

But it seems that outside of her marriage, Eugenie’s full name also holds an emotional meaning behind it.

Her full name is Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York. And both middle names pay special tribute to some other members of the royal family.

Victoria is a nod to Eugenie’s late ancestor, Queen Victoria. Victoria is the current Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother.

The name Helena also likely stems from Queen Victoria’s third daughter, Princess Helena. Helena in Greek also means light – suggesting the youngest York daughter was a source of great happiness for Sarah and Prince Andrew.

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And in fact, her first name also pays sweet tribute to Victoria Eugenie of Battenburgh, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter. What lovely family connections!

Princess Eugenie has often spoken about her unusual name, revealing that people usually struggle to pronounce it correctly.

In 2008, the royal bride-to-be told the Telegraph, “Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying, ‘It’s like use your knees.'”

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