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Princess Eugenie is pregnant! Royal and Jack Brooksbank are expecting their second child

Princess Eugenie is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank and is due to give birth this summer, it has been announced.

Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to her first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 13th in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital in February 2021.

Buckingham Palace announced the news today, saying in a statement: ‘Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer.

‘The family is looking forward to it, and August is very much looking forward to becoming a big brother.’

Moments later, Eugenie shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jack, showing her little son kissing her belly and writing: ‘We are so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer. ‘

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)

While it is not known where the photo of Princess Eugenie and August was taken, it appears to have been taken in the past few weeks with frost on the ground.

In the snap, the mother-of-one can be seen beaming down at her young son, who enthusiastically snuggled into her belly.

It is not yet known 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 year.

The royal shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her belly, taken by her husband Jack (pictured, image caption)

The royal shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her belly, taken by her husband Jack (pictured, image caption)

When Eugenie left London to work for an auction house in New York in 2013, the couple maintained a long-distance relationship.

At the time, Jack told The Daily Mail: ‘We spend a lot of time on Skype. It is well. We are still very much together.’

In 2015, the princess returned to London, where the couple became increasingly close – and they sparked engagement rumors the following year.

But it was two more years before Jack popped the question while the couple were away in Nicaragua in January 2018.

The princess has had a busy few months making appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s Christmas concert (pictured with her husband Jack)

Eugenie tied the knot with Jack in October 2018 before welcoming their first child, August, in February 2021.

She announced her first pregnancy in a similar fashion, posting a snap on Instagram at the same time as the palace announced the news.

He weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby, showing them 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 her first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 13th in line to the throne, at London's Portland Hospital in February 2021 (pictured with her son at the late Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)

Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to her first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 13th in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital in February 2021 (pictured with her son at the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)

Eugenie went on to reveal that August’s name was a touching tribute to Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, whose birth name was Franz Albert, August Karl Emanuel, and Prince Philip, who died aged 99.

She largely kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but delighted fans when she shared a video of her son dancing during the platinum anniversary.

The Duchess of York, 61, previously praised Eugenie’s fashion skills during an interview with Hello magazine.

She revealed: ‘My children are phenomenal mothers. They were great kids, but now they are phenomenal moms. And now I have these two extraordinary one-year-old grandchildren.’

Eugenie largely kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but occasionally shared photos of her little one growing up on her Instagram page

Eugenie largely kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but occasionally shared photos of her little one growing up on her Instagram page

The royal couple, who currently split their time between Portugal and the UK, occasionally share family photos on Eugenie's Instagram page

The royal couple, who currently split their time between Portugal and the UK, occasionally share family photos on Eugenie’s Instagram page

The princess has had a busy few months, making several appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s Christmas concert.

The couple now also split their time between the UK, where they sublet Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage home, and Portugal.

It was reported last May that they spend some of their time at CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club, a luxury resort an hour south of Lisbon on Portugal’s picturesque Atlantic coast.

The move is believed to be because of Jack’s job working with property tycoon Mike Meldman, a longtime business partner of George Clooney.

Eugenie’s husband had previously worked for the tequila brand Casamigos, which the actor co-founded. It was sold to Diageo in 2017 for £550m. He now works for Mr Meldman’s Discovery Land Company, which has been developing CostaTerra since 2019.

It comes after Eugenie said she wants her son to be climate change-savvy from “the age of two” and has stopped using plastic at home.

Princess Eugenie has had a busy few months continuing her own charity work

She attended Kate's carol concert in December

Princess Eugenie has had a busy few months, continuing her own charity work (left, in October) and attending Kate’s Christmas concert in December (right)

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 32-year-old said the birth of her son August in 2021 ‘totally changed’ her views on the environment.

She said: ‘My son will be an activist from the age of two, which is in a few days.

‘Everything is for them, right? Every decision we now make must be about how August should be able to live his life.’

Her comments echo interventions from her cousin Prince Harry, 38, who has described how ‘everything changed’ when he became a father because he began to question ‘what is the point of bringing a new person into this the world when they reach your age and it burns?’

The Duke of York’s daughter said becoming a mother has made her more concerned about communities vulnerable to climate change, in a discussion with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp.

Eugenie, speaking to Reuters editor Axel Threlfall and Arctic Humanity founder Gail Whiteman, said: ‘My son will be an activist from the age of two, which is in a few days. So he, everything is for them.

‘I spoke to Peter Thomson, the UN Special Envoy for Oceans, and all he says to me is that I’m doing this for my grandchildren. And it’s the same.

‘Every 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 Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp, Eugenie said educating her son about the environment is a 'struggle'

In an interview with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp, Eugenie said educating her son about the environment is a ‘struggle’

She also warned about the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in the interview during the World Economic Forum in Davos

She also warned about the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in the interview during the World Economic Forum in Davos

“Like now I’m scared of flying and stuff and I never would be before.”

Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter said she sees the world differently since becoming a mother and her concerns about climate change have affected how she lives.

She revealed: ‘At home we have no plastic, we try as much as possible to have no plastic and I try to teach him that. But it’s a battle’.

But the princess also spoke of her hopes for the future of the environment, saying: ‘I like to be ‘glass half full’.’

Eugenie added: “I’d rather be like that, but sometimes the facts and figures and sometimes dinners give you that kind of feeling of frustration and doom and gloom.”

And she also warned of the impact of a changing environment on vulnerable communities, adding: ‘Modern day slavery and human trafficking is a really big problem across the globe.

“There are an estimated 49 million people in slavery today, and we know that when the climate is vulnerable, the most vulnerable people are affected.

‘And we’re going to see that more and more, you know, every time there’s a crisis, that people are going to be vulnerable and taken into difficult situations.

‘So climate goes hand in hand with that really.’

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