David M. Bennett/Dave Bennett/Getty Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have some exciting news – she’s pregnant!
Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter announced that she is expecting a baby in a statement released by Buckingham Palace. This will be the couple’s second child, with son August Philip Hawke born in February 2021.
“Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer,” the palace said in the announcement. “The family is happy and August is very much looking forward to becoming a big brother.”
Princess Eugenie also shared the news in a modern way – on her Instagram page! She shared a photo taken by Jack, where August buries his face in his mother and wraps his arms around her legs.
Eugenie captioned the sweet photo: “We are so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.”
Princess Eugenie and Jack’s second child will be the first of Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren born after her death in September. The new addition will be 13th in the line of succession to the British throne.
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Princess Eugenie and Jack first met during a 2010 ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland. Eugenie said during their engagement interview that it was “love at first sight” – and Jack agreed.
Jack proposed to Princess Eugenie during a January 2018 vacation to Nicaragua.
“The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light I had never seen,” said the royal. “I actually said, ‘This is an incredible moment’ and then he popped the question, which was really surprising, even though we’ve been together for seven years. I was over the moon.”
The couple tied the knot on October 12, 2018 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Eugenie, whose parents are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and Jack announced they were expecting their first child in September 2020.
“Jack and I are so excited for the beginning of 2021…” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of fuzzy baby slippers.
Princess Eugenie also shared the first photos of her son in a modern and relatable way: on Instagram.
“Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words cannot express,” she wrote under their first public family photo.
After his birth, August quickly became a star on his mother’s social media page. In June 2022, he made his royal debut alongside his parents at Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London.
Dressed in a blue sweater with a Union Jack motif, August happily bounced on his mother’s knee as the parade of musicians, dancers, acrobats and carnival floats passed the royal casket outside Buckingham Palace.
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Chris Jackson/Getty Princess Eugenie and August
Fergie, as Eugenie’s mother is affectionately known, opened up about becoming a “grandmother” in a 2021 open letter to her daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, for Good housekeeping.
“Every day I thank the universe for allowing me to be your mom,” Fergie wrote. “You have always been the blood in my veins. From the time you were little, you made my life complete. I look at how full of humility, laughter and joy you are in your hearts, and I marvel at both of you. Now , in you as mothers I see strength, courage and steadfastness, integrity and goodness, and the way you embrace every challenge and moment. It is an extraordinary feeling when your child becomes a mother.”
She continued: “Suddenly my little girls have their own little ones … such a feeling to get used to. But if I cry or cry as you drive away, it’s only because I’m so proud of you. It’s just been us for 33 years, but now you are creating your own families and I couldn’t be happier for you both and my magnificent sons-in-law, Jack and Edo.”