Princess Eugenie unveils baby son’s name with tribute to Prince Philip and shares first family photos
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Princess Eugenie has announced the name she and husband Jack Brooksbank have given to their newborn son.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 30, shared three photos of herself and husband Jack, 35, posing with their bundle of joy as she introduced him to the world.
As she posted the snaps on Instagram, Eugenie wrote: “We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank..” followed by a series of blue heart emojis.
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The new mum then shared her thanks for fans for their well wishes after she announced the birth of her son earlier this month.
Princess Eugenie continued: “Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can't express.
“We are excited to be able to share these photos with you.”
The Princess then revealed the adorable family photos, which show her husband Jack cradling their newborn son, were taken by her midwife as she gave her thanks to the medical professionals who helped deliver her son.
She said: “By our wonderful midwife. Thank you to the wonderful essential workers including our midwife who came to discharge our boy.”
The adorable photos show father and son in matching outfits as Jack is wearing a blue jumper while cradling newborn so August, who is swaddled in a blue blanket and a knitted hat of the same colour.
Father and son are posing next to smiling new mum Eugenie, who is wearing a cream high neck jumper dress along with a beige coat and a fashionable mustard yellow headband.
In a touching moment her son August is clutching on to her singer as the family pose for the photos.
The moniker chosen by Princes Eugenie and Jack for their firstborn child has a special tribute to Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who is currently being treated in hospital until next week, as his middle name is the same as his great-grandfather’s.
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August is the ninth great-grandchild of Prince Philip and The Queen.
The Royal Family announced the birth of August in a statement earlier this month, which read: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie was safely delivered of a son today, 9th February 2021, at 0855hrs at The Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was present. The baby weighs 8lbs 1oz.”
It added: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news.
“This is Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s first child, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
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