Princess Eugenie is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank and is due to give birth in the summer, it has been announced.
Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to their first son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 13th in line to the throne, at Portland Hospital in London in February 2021.
Announcing the news today, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer.
‘The family are very happy and August is very much looking forward to becoming a big brother.’
Moments later, Eugenie shared an adorable photo on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jake, showing her young son kissing her belly, writing: ‘We want to share this. I am so excited to have a new addition to our family this summer. ‘
Soon after, Fergie posted a photo of her grandson August splashing in the puddles, captioning it as ‘Grandma is in heaven.’
Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and due to give birth in the summer, it has been announced (pictured, with her son August).
Although it is not known where the photo of Princess Eugenie and August was taken, it seems that there was frost on the ground in the last few weeks.
In this photo, a mother of one can be seen falling over her young son, who is excitedly snuggling into her belly.
It is currently unknown whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
Eugenie and her husband Jack first started dating in 2011 and confirmed their relationship at an appearance at Royal Ascot that same year.
The royal shared an adorable photo on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her belly, taken by her husband Jack (pictured, caption on photo).
The princess has had a busy few months, making several appearances at royal events, including going to church in Sandringham on Christmas Eve and attending Kate’s carol concert (pictured with her husband Jack).
The couple maintained a long-distance relationship when Eugenie left London in 2013 to work for an auction house in New York.
At the time, Jack told the Daily Mail: ‘We spend a lot of time on Skype. this is awesome. We are still very much together.’
In 2015 the princess returned to London where the couple grew closer – and the following year they sparked engagement rumours.
But it was another two years before Jack popped the question when the couple were in Nicaragua in January 2018.
Soon after, Fergie shared a photo of her grandson August on Instagram in which she was ‘in granny heaven’.
She wrote that August, whom she affectionately called Aggie, would be ‘opening up’ and called it ‘wonderful news’.
Eugenie married Jack in October 2018, before welcoming their first child, August, in February 2021.
She announced her first pregnancy in a similar fashion, posting a photo on Instagram at the same time the palace announced the news.
He weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by quickly sharing a black and white photo of their baby boy on Eugenie’s Instagram, showing her holding his tiny hand.
She followed the post with three blue hearts after welcoming her son at the luxury private hospital where Meghan also gave birth to her son Archie.
Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to their first son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 13th in line to the throne, at Portland Hospital in London in February 2021 (the late Queen is pictured with her son Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)
Eugenie revealed that the name August was a touching tribute to Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, born Franz Albert August Carl Emanuel, and Prince Philip, who died aged 99. .
She largely kept August out of the limelight for her first two years, but fans were delighted when she shared a video of her son dancing during the platinum jubilee celebrations.
The Duchess of York, 61, has previously praised Eugenie’s mothering skills during an interview with Hello magazine.
She revealed: ‘My children are extraordinary mothers. They were great kids but now they are exceptional mothers. And now, I have these two extraordinary grandchildren in one year.’
Eugenie largely kept August out of the limelight for her first two years, but occasionally shared pictures of her as a toddler on her Instagram page.
The royal couple, who currently split time between Portugal and the UK, occasionally share family shots on Eugenie’s Instagram page.
The princess has had a busy few months, making several appearances at royal events, including going to church in Sandringham on Christmas Eve and attending Kate’s carol concert.
The couple are also now splitting their time between the UK, where they are subletting Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage home, and Portugal.
In May last year, it was reported that he was spending some of his time at the Costa Terra Golf and Ocean Club, a luxury resort located an hour south of Lisbon on Portugal’s picturesque Atlantic coast.
The move is believed to be due to Jack working with George Clooney’s longtime business partner, property tycoon Mike Meldman.
The Duchess of York, 61, has previously praised Eugenie’s mothering skills in an interview, saying both her daughters are ‘extraordinary’ mothers.
Eugenie’s husband previously worked for the tequila brand Casamigos, which the actor helped found. It was sold to Diageo in 2017 for £550 million. He now works for Mr Meldman’s Discovery Land company, which has been developing Costa Terra since 2019.
It comes as Eugenie said she wants her son to be a climate change activist from ‘two years old’ and has stopped using plastic at home.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 32-year-old said that giving birth to her son in August 2021 had ‘completely changed’ her view of the environment.
She said: ‘My son is going to be an activist from the age of two, which is in a few days.
‘Everything is for them, right? Every decision we make now has to be about how August will be able to live his life.’
His comments echoed the intervention of his cousin Prince Harry, 38, who described how ‘everything changed’ when he became a father as he began to question ‘when a new person What is the point of bringing a child into this world when he reaches your age and is on fire?
Princess Eugenie has had a busy few months, continuing her charity work (left, in October), and attending Kate’s carol concert in December (right).
The Duke of York’s daughter said motherhood has made her more concerned about communities at risk of climate change in a talk with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Base Camp.
Eugenie, speaking alongside Reuters editor-at-large Axel Thirfel and Gail Whitman, founder of Arctic Humanity, said: ‘My son is going to be an activist from the age of two, which is in a few days. So, that, everything is for them.
‘I spoke to the UN Special Envoy for the Oceans, Peter Thomson, and he just told me that I do it for my grandchildren. And that’s it.
‘Any decision we make now has to be about whether August, what he will be able to see and do and how he will live his life.
‘But I also think as a mother, you suddenly, completely change, your hormones change, everything changes.
In an interview with Reuters IMPACT and the Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp, Eugenie said that teaching her son about the environment is a ‘battle’.
He also warned of the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in an interview during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
‘Like now I’m afraid of flying and things like that and I never will be before.’
Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter said she sees the world differently since becoming a mother, and that her concerns about climate change have affected her life.
She revealed: ‘We don’t have any plastic at home, we try our best not to have plastic and I’m trying to teach him that. But this is a war.’
But the princess spoke of her hope for the future of the environment, saying: ‘I like to live ‘glass half full’.’
Eugenie added: ‘I would love to be like this, but sometimes facts and figures and sometimes dinners make you feel hopeless and doom and gloom.’
And he also warned of the impact of a changing environment on vulnerable communities, adding: ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking is a really big problem around the world.
An estimated 49 million people are enslaved today, and we know that when the climate is vulnerable, the most vulnerable are affected.
‘And we’re going to see that more and more, you know, whenever there’s a crisis, people are vulnerable and going into difficult situations.
‘So climate really goes hand in hand with that.’