Princess Eugenie set to permanently stay in Portugal 'to get away from Prince Andrew scandal'

Princess Eugenie set to permanently stay in Portugal 'to get away from Prince Andrew scandal'

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 24/03/2024

- 12:30

Updated: 24/03/2024

- 12:36

The Duke of York stepped down from royal duties in 2019

  • Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank moved to Portugal in 2022
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Princess Eugenie is set to permanently stay in Portugal "to get away from the Prince Andrew scandal", a royal commentator has claimed.

The Princess of York celebrated her 34th birthday over the weekend and was at home in Portugal with her family, according to reports.

Royal commentator Angela Levin claimed the mother-of-two moved to Portugal in order to escape the scandal surrounding her father, the Duke of York.

In 2019, Prince Andrew was interviewed by Emily Maitlis on Newsnight where he discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew

Princess Eugenie lives in Portugal with Jack Brooksbank


In 2022, Sarah Ferguson's husband was stripped of his patronages and military medals by Queen Elizabeth II.

Levin said: "It seems whatever happens, despite how dreadful, with Andrew or their mother getting cancer, Eugenie and Beatrice are very positive.

“I don’t know if Eugenie would have sat down with her father and had a chat to maintain a relationship after the scandal.

“She’s moved to Portugal. I know she wanted to get away from London and maybe she feels she wants to get away from the scandal.

Princess EugeniePrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank first moved to Portugal in 2022PA

“The move could have been to get away from the problems with her dad, but her husband has a very well-paid job out there and she’s extremely happy."

Jack Brooksbank, 37, works for property developer Michael Meldman's Discovery Land Company in Portugal.

The businessman has two sons with Princess Eugenie, August, three, and nine-month-old Ernest.

Speaking about Eugenie's birthday celebrations, Levin continued to tell The Sun: “I don’t think Eugenie will come back to London to celebrate her birthday with her family.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew was stripped of his military titles and patronages in 2022

Princess EugeniePrincess Eugenie is not a working royalGetty

"She’ll probably celebrate in the sun with her husband and her two babies.”

According to the commentator, Eugenie is unlikely to move back to London in the near future.

She claimed: "I don’t know if that’s because of Andrew but she loves it there.

“They have somewhere to stay in London. She can pop back and spend time with her parents and her sister."

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