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Princess Eugenie shares emotional message about her father-in-law's health battle

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On Saturday, the Princess took to social media to share her thoughts and thank the NHS staff working at the Royal Brompton Hospital. In a video she said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Brompton Hospital for what you’ve done in saving my father-in-law’s life.

“George came back home to us that other day so happy, and as the ‘miracle man’ as he called himself.

“From the bottom of my husband’s heart and my heart we just want to thank you for everything you’ve done on the frontline.”

She continued: “For risking your lives and those close to you and just for making sure that we can all be safe and sleep well at night.

“So thank you so much and thank you for giving us all hope, thank you for changing the course of this pandemic and making sure that we’re all happy in what we’re doing.

“I wish everyone all the best and thank you so much again for everything you do.”

In April, a spokesperson for Princess Eugenie’s mother, the Duchess of York, said Mr Brooksbank fell ill in mid-March following a trip to France and went to hospital for nine weeks.

For the first five weeks, the father-in-law was on a ventilator at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Mr Brooksbank’s condition gradually improved after a tracheotomy.

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“In particular, I’d like to send an enormous thank you to all the teams who saved my father in law, George’s life during his stays at St Mary’s, Chelsea and Royal Brompton Hospital after he contracted the virus.”

She added: “To quote George, ‘There was always somebody at hand.

“I want to offer profound thanks to everyone who was involved.

“It was a real eye-opener for somebody who has not been in hospital before for any length of time. I certainly owe them my life’.”

She ended the post: “I can’t begin to express the thanks I have to you all for bringing him back to our family, my husband Jack, his brother Tom and his beloved wife Nicola.”

In the Princess’ social media post she also shared pictures of her father-in-law returning home with the assistance of NHS staff.

Mr Brooksbank’s son, Jack, married Princess Eugenie in 2018.

The wedding took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Jack Brooksbank is a wine merchant and brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila.

George Brooksbanks and his wife, Nicola, reside in London and Bordeaux, France.



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