These are the things with royal intrigue that many have wondered about. A James Bond-style secret network that the royal family uses to slip unnoticed into the city.
And now the existence of a king’s only underground tunnel under the streets of London has been revealed by Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank.
Brooksbank let go of the secret tunnel leading directly to a bar in London at a party, where he allegedly told a Daily Mail reporter: “There’s one for Dukes Bar from St James’s Palace, I haven’t used it yet, but I’d love to check it out. “
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The Dukes Bar, where the secret passage allegedly leads, is a famous cocktail bar located at the Dukes Hotel in Mayfair.
Famous for its martinis, legend has it that James Bond writer Ian Fleming was inspired by the bar to choose Bond’s signature drink, a medium dry martini, and coined the term “shaken not stirred”.
St James’s Palace used to be the Queen’s residence before Buckingham Palace. A number of royals now live there, including Princess Anne, Princess Alexandra and Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice.
Eugenie also lived briefly at St James before moving to Kensington Palace, where she now lives with her husband Jack, whom she married in October 2018 and their son, August.
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If Eugenie’s husband seems eager for the tunnel, it could really be work-related. Brooksbank is currently a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila, the brand co-founder of George Clooney.
Before marrying Eugenie, he was the daily manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair, another royal hangout that was a favorite of Prince William, Harry and Middleton’s.
The princes were often cardboarded and came in worse than wear from the bar, which was also an A-list hotspot, before it closed earlier this year.