Anthony Brooke was born as Anthony Walter Dayrell Brooke on 10 December 1912. He was raised in England and received his education at Eito College. He later further his studies at Trinity College, Cambridge and Oriental Studies, University of London. He was elevated as the Rajah Muda of Sarawak on 25 August 1937 due to the death of his father who at the time holding the position of Rajah Muda. Prior to that, he has held several positions in the Kingdom's public services including as a magistrate since 1930s. He also has served as Regent of Sarawak in 1939 - 1940.
His Highness the Rajah Muda of Sarawak
Due to a crisis with his uncle, who is the Rajah of Sarawak, he was stripped from his title as Rajah Muda on 17 January 1940. He was sent to exiled from Sarawak in September 1941. Among the crisis was due to his marriage to a commoner, Kathleen Mary Hudden. During the war, he served as a British Army. Anthony Brooke married two times in his lifetime. First to Kathleen (Divorced 1965) and second to Brigette Keller in 1982. His marriage to Kathleen produced three children, James Bertram Lionel Brooke (1940), Angela Carole Brooke (1942) and Celia Margaret Brooke (1944).
The ruled of the White Rajah were put to end after the last Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Vyner Brooke gave up the Kingdom to the British Empire and Sarawak becomes the Crown Colony of Sarawak on 1st July 1946. A move which were resented by Sarawakian at the time. Anthony Brooke were among those who objected the handover of Sarawak to become the British Crown Colony.