How Eugenie thought Jack was Gatsby
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’.”