EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Bottoms up! Eugenie’s man Jack Brooksbank toasts £600k profit from his booze firm
Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank
Prince Andrew was said in the Mail On Sunday to be ‘completely depressed’ after his hopes of returning to public life were dashed by King Charles, so perhaps his son-in-law can offer him a consoling drink?
For I hear that Jack Brooksbank is toasting a remarkable set of results at his booze company.
The former barman, who’s married to Andrew’s younger daughter Princess Eugenie, is celebrating a £630,000 profit at Jack Brooksbank Ltd, the business he set up in 2016 for the ‘wholesale of wine, beer, spirit and other alcoholic beverages’.
It turned a profit of only £36,428 last year, so that’s an astonishing increase of almost £600,000, or more than 1,600 per cent.
‘He’s doing very well for himself,’ one of his friends tells me.
Brooksbank, 36, is the sole director and sole shareholder in the business, whose accounts were filed at Companies House on Tuesday. There have never been any pay disclosures or turnover reported, though one member of staff has been reported as being employed.
The former barman, who’s married to Andrew’s younger daughter Princess Eugenie, is celebrating a £630,000 profit at Jack Brooksbank Ltd, the business he set up in 2016 for the ‘wholesale of wine, beer, spirit and other alcoholic beverages’
Brooksbank, 36, is the sole director and sole shareholder in the business, whose accounts were filed at Companies House on Tuesday
The figures also report a £781,619 increase in assets held, from £183,072 to £964,691 as at March 2022. Earlier this year, Brooksbank moved to Portugal with Eugenie, 32, and their 21-month-old son, August, after using Prince Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage as their home.
The younger daughter of Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York is dividing her time between an exclusive golf resort near Lisbon and London. They have set up home at the Costa-Terra Golf and Ocean Club, an hour from the Portuguese capital, for Brooksbank’s new sales job with property tycoon Mike Meldman.
Eugenie will continue working as a director for London art gallery Hauser & Wirth. A source close to the Princess confirmed that the family moved ‘for the time being for Jack’s job and are splitting their time between London and Portugal’.
Bickering Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have succumbed to the Christmas spirit. The Who will headline a special carol service at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea next month to raise funds for the Nordoff Robbins music charity. Turned down to acoustic mode, the My Generation rockers, no strangers to the odd ding-dong, will place their imprint on seasonal singalongs, as well as performing their own anthems. Let’s hope Townshend doesn’t end the show by splintering his guitar over St Luke’s historic pews.
Tony names his pig after Strictly star
Tony Adams’s blunders during his routine with Katya Jones appeared to lead to an argument between them in the closing minutes of Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday — and the former England captain is keen to make amends
What a swine: left to right – Anton Du Pig, Katya and Claudia Winklepig
Tony Adams’s blunders during his routine with Katya Jones appeared to lead to an argument between them in the closing minutes of Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday — and the former England captain is keen to make amends.
It is, however, questionable how pleased the dance pro will be with his olive branch.
For Adams, 56, has three new piglets at his farm in the Cotswolds and has named one of them after Katya, 33, whom he described as ‘a little over-critical’ yesterday.
The two others have been given Strictly-related monikers, too.
Adams, who slumped in the salsa after a devilish quickstep for Halloween the week before (left), explains: ‘Our three new arrivals cuddled up — Anton Du Pig, Katya and the runt, Claudia Winklepig.’
His comments come as Strictly fans call on the BBC to axe Adams to prevent more talented contestants being kicked off. His continued success is believed to be due to an orchestrated campaign by an Arsenal fans’ forum instructing members to use their three votes each week to keep him in.
Many actors are obsessive, but Hollywood star Guy Pearce appears to be taking things to extremes. ‘I’ve got a bunch of differently coloured water bottles,’ he explains. ‘And I usually choose one that’s slightly appropriate for the character, if I can.’
How Spencer inspired Bear’s Everest quest
Spencer, 34, has said he fears the body of his older brother Michael, who died in an accident on Mount Everest in 1999, could become a ‘tourist attraction’ if it’s not brought back to Britain for burial
Bear Grylls’s mission to recover the body of Pippa Middleton’s brother-in-law, which I disclosed yesterday, was inspired by Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.
Spencer, 34, has said he fears the body of his older brother Michael, who died in an accident on Mount Everest in 1999, could become a ‘tourist attraction’ if it’s not brought back to Britain for burial.
‘I’ve always felt that we need to get Mike off the mountain,’ he says on Holly Rubinstein’s travel diaries podcast.
‘About 600 people summit Everest each year and I was always felt uncomfortable that he could be lying up there as some kind of tourist attraction.’
Spencer — whose brother, James, 47, is married to the Princess of Wales’s sister — adds: ‘We had a memorial service but we were, of course, never able to see the body. I haven’t seen my brother in 23 years.’
Runner Sir Roger’s widow dies
Sir Roger Bannister was proud of being the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, at Iffley Road running track in Oxford in 1954, but he was even more proud of an event the following year: his wedding to Swedish artist, Moyra, who has died aged 94.
Neurologist Sir Roger joked that she didn’t marry him for his achievements as an athlete. ‘I am quite sure she was under the impression that I had run four miles in one minute,’ he said.
Gavin & Stacey star Rob Brydon is worried that Sir Tom Jones will be played by their fellow Welshman Michael Sheen if a film is made about the life of the singer. ‘None of us want Michael to do it,’ the comedian says. ‘I mean, he’s had enough. He’s already done David Frost, he’s done Brian Clough, he’s done . . . you know, it’s time to stop. My worry is that Michael has the track record in playing real people and he’s gonna grab it. He’s probably working on it as we speak.’
Withnail STAR’s risque research
Richard E. Grant has an interesting way of preparing for a role. ‘I always think about the person’s sex life, first of all,’ declares the Withnail And I star, 65.
‘And also what they smell like. And I do that in real life, too. If I meet someone, I think, how do they s**g? Because to me, if you have an idea of how people s**g or what they do, I think that’s the key to everything because it’s all their desire and hidden . . . whatever.
‘What are they like in the under- pants department.’
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