Princess Eugenie shares school photos on her return to Marlborough College

Princess Eugenie shares photo from her school days as she returns to Marlborough College to discuss her anti-slavery collective

  • Princess Eugenie, 31, visited her former Marlborough College school last week
  • Royal has joined The Anti-Slavery Collective co-founder Julia de Boinville
  • I spoke with students about the initiative “and how they too can become activists”










Princess Eugenie took a trip down memory lane as she visited her former Marlborough College school in Wiltshire last week.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, joined her co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective, Julia de Boinville, to talk to students about their initiative “and how they too can become activists.”

During their speech, the duo shared rare school photos, which were later shared on the organization’s Instagram page, showing them with their classmates and apparently on vacation at the beach.

The social media post comes after the royal family’s stepfather, George Brooksbank, died just three days before the christening of her nine-month-old grandson August – the first child of Eugenie and her husband Jack – at the All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Se park.

Princess Eugenie took a trip down memory lane as she visited her former Marlborough College school in Wiltshire last week and shared photos of the school from her time there (pictured, circled)

The Queen's granddaughter, 31, joined her co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective, Julia de Boinville (pictured together), to speak with the students about their initiative

The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, joined her co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective, Julia de Boinville (pictured together), to speak with the students about their initiative “and how they too can become activists “

The Brooksbank family paid tribute to the old Etonian, 72, in a notice published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, saying he “loved all the finer things in life”, especially his family.

The touching note read, “Brooksbank, George. Passed away on November 18. Loved all the finer things in life but especially his wife, friends, boys, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Private family cremation, commemorative details to be announced.

The poignant reference to grandchildren comes after Mr Brooksbank, the father of Eugenie’s husband Jack, was able to meet baby August, who was born in February.

But Mr Brooksbank, who had been ill for some time, tragically passed away as Sunday’s family reunion approached. They say he never completely recovered after contracting the coronavirus last year.

George Brooksbank, pictured with his wife Nicola at Jack and Eugenie's wedding, has been confirmed to have died last week.  He had fought Covid on a fan last year

He had battled covid on a ventilator last year but survived and was able to meet his grandson in August after he was born in February

George Brooksbank, pictured left with his wife Nicola at Jack and Eugenie’s wedding, died last week. He had fought Covid on a fan last year but survived and was able to meet his grandson August (pictured right, with his parents) after he was born in February

August was baptized in a rare royal double baptism in Windsor with his first cousin Lucas – the son of Mike and Zara Tindall – in the presence of the Queen, who was ordered by doctors to rest for more than a month.

It is unclear exactly when Eugenie’s visit to Marlborough College last week.

Images from the event were posted on Instagram yesterday with the caption: “Last week our co-founders, HRH @princesseugenie and Julia de Boinville, visited their former Marlborough College school to talk to students about the work we do to The Anti-Slavery Collective and how they too can become activists.

During their speech, the duo shared rare school photos, which were later shared on the organization's Instagram page, showing them with their classmates and apparently on vacation at the beach (pictured)

During their speech, the duo shared rare school photos, which were later shared on the organization’s Instagram page, showing them with their classmates and apparently on vacation at the beach (pictured)

Images from the event were posted on Instagram yesterday with the caption (photo):

Images from the event were posted on Instagram yesterday with the caption (pictured): “Last week our co-founders HRH @princesseugenie and Julia de Boinville visited their former Marlborough College school to talk to students about the job what we do at Le Collectif Anti-Esclavagiste and how they too can become activists.

One of the photos is believed to show the friends with their classmates on photo day at school – with Eugenie sporting full bangs.

The second captured Eugenie and Julia smiling for the camera in a close-up photo, taken on what appears to be a beach.

Eugenie was a student at Marlborough College from 2003-2008, and returned to school in 2018 to open her newly renovated Memorial Hall.

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