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Will The Queen grant Jack Brooksbank a title?

In recent weeks, more details have emerged surrounding the upcoming marriage of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank. However, some things still remain unclear such as whether Mr Brooksbank will receive a royal title from The Queen?

From past experiences, it would be unlikely (but not completely impossible) that Mr Brooksbank would be granted a title by Her Majesty, meaning he would remain a commoner.

If he was granted a title, it would likely be a non-royal peerage such as an Earldom, though this in itself is unlikely.

Because a woman takes her husband’s style and precedence unless hers is higher, (which it is), her precedence will not be affected.

She may choose, however, to follow past precedent and style herself as Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, or even just privately style herself as Mrs Brooksbank. Equally, she may choose just to continue being Princess Eugenie.

Traditionally, female royals drop their territorial designation when they marry, so either way, she probably wouldn’t be referred to as Princess Eugenie of York any more (rather just Princess Eugenie).

Eugenie and Jack will get married in October at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle – the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May.

Because Princess Eugenie was eighth-in-line to the throne at the time of her engagement, The Queen did not need to give her consent for her marriage to take place. This is reserved for members of the Royal Family who are sixth-in-line to the throne or higher. Similarly, if her father the Duke of York decided to remarry, he would no longer have to seek permission from Her Majesty as Prince Louis’s birth pushed him back to seventh-in-line.