George Brooksbank (at left), father-in-law to Britain’s Princess Eugenie, died last week aged 72.

Princess Eugenie’s father-in-law, George Brooksbank, died just days before his grandson’s christening, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Brooksbank, who was the father of Eugenie’s husband, Jack, died last Thursday at the age of 72. In a notice released to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the family said that he “Loved all the good things in life but especially his wife, friends, boys, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.”

Brooksbank, who was fighting COVID-19 during his illness, had to be admitted and kept on ventilator for five more weeks. His family was told to “prepare for the worst,” according to an interview he gave to The TelegraphLast year. After a tracheotomy, and ongoing rehabilitation after his hospitalization, he was eventually healthy.

“I’m walking around at the moment on one stick and I hope to get free of that next week,” Brooksbank said at the time. “My breathing is back to normal and I count myself extremely lucky. My thoughts now are with those still battling this disease and the NHS staff risking their own lives to help them.”

Eugenie thanked the National Health ServiceAn Instagram video was posted in June 2020 expressing her appreciation for taking great care of her father.

In this 2018 photo, Sarah, Duchess of York, stands with the parents of the groom, Nicola and George Brooksbank, as they wave off Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank.
This 2018 photo shows Sarah, the Duchess, standing with George Brooksbank’s parents, Nicola, and George Brooksbank as they greet Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank.

Eugenie & Jack got marriedThe 2018 edition of welcomed their son AugustIt was February. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank is the 9-month-old’s full name. His great-grandfather, Prince Philip, gave him his middle name.

On Sunday, August was christened alongside Lucas Philip ― the son of Zara Tindall (daughter of Princess Anne, and Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter) and her husband, Mike Tindall. It was held at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park. It is west of London and was attended by the members of royal families.

Queen Elizabeth II, who cancelled several public appearances due to continuing health problems following her stroke. hospitalization last monthThe service was attended by a number of people, including a friend.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Windsor Great Park in Berkshire, England, on Sunday, Nov. 21.
The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain leaves Windsor Great Park, Berkshire on Sunday Nov. 21st.
Source: Associated Press

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