How Eu­ge­nie thought Jack was Gatsby

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS | ROYAL WEDDING - BY TONY JONES, PA

WRITER F Scott Fitzger­ald’s fa­mous char­ac­ter Jay Gatsby has a spe­cial place in Princess Eu­ge­nie’s re­la­tion­ship with her hus­band Jack Brooks­bank.

A pas­sage from the au­thor’s book The Great Gatsby, was read by Princess Beatrice at the cou­ple’s wed­ding — de­scrib­ing the smile of the cen­tral char­ac­ter.

Eu­ge­nie had read the book soon af­ter meet­ing Mr Brooks­bank in 2010, and then im­me­di­ately thought of her new­found love.

David Con­ner, Dean of Wind­sor, said in his ad­dress to the wed­ding ser­vice con­gre­ga­tion: “The words that par­tic­u­larly re­minded her of Jack con­cern Gatsby’s smile.

“As we heard from the read­ing: ‘It was one of those rare smiles with a qual­ity of eter­nal re­as­sur­ance in it ... it con­cen­trated on you with an ir­re­sistible prej­u­dice in your favour’.”

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