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, who is 13th 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 pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer.
“The family is thrilled and August is looking forward to being a big brother.”
Moments later, Eugenie shared an adorable photo on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jack, showing her young son kissing her belly, writing: “We are delighted to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.” ‘
Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and is due to give birth this summer, it has been announced (pictured, with son August)
Although it is not known where the photo of Princess Eugenie and August was taken, it appears to have been taken over the past few weeks, with frost on the ground.
In the snap, the mother-of-one can be seen beaming towards her young son, who has snuggled up to her belly excitedly.
It is not known at the moment if she is expecting a boy or a girl.
Eugenie and her husband Jack started dating in 2011 and confirmed their relationship during an appearance at Royal Ascot the same year.
The royal shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her belly and taken by husband Jack (pictured, caption on image)
When Eugenie left London to work for an auction house in New York in 2013, the couple enjoyed a long-distance relationship.
At the time, Jack told the Daily Mail: “We spend a lot of time on Skype. It’s good. We are still very much together.
In 2015 the princess returned to London where the couple grew closer and closer – and they sparked engagement rumors the following year.
But it took another two 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 several appearances at royal events, including attending Sandringham Church at Christmas and attending Kate’s singing concert (pictured with husband Jack)
Eugenie married Jack in October 2018, before welcoming their first child, August, in February 2021.
She announced her first pregnancy the same way, posting a snap to Instagram just as the palace broke the news.
He weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo on Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand.
She followed the post with three blue hearts after welcoming her son to 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, who is 13th to the throne, at Portland Hospital in London in February 2021 (pictured with her son to the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)
Eugenie then revealed 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 spotlight for his first two years, but thrilled fans when she shared a video of her son dancing at 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 phenomenal mothers. They were great kids, but now they are phenomenal mothers. And now I have these two amazing grandkids all in one year.
Eugenie largely kept August off the stage for her first two years, but occasionally shared snaps of her growing little one 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 princess has had a busy few months, making several appearances at royal events, including attending Sandringham Church at Christmas and attending Kate’s singing concert.
The couple also split their time between the UK, where they sublet Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage, and Portugal.
It was reported in May last year that they were spending some of their time at CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club, a luxury resort an hour south of Lisbon on Portugal’s scenic Atlantic coast.
The move is believed to be due to Jack’s work with real estate mogul Mike Meldman, a longtime business partner of George Clooney.
The Duchess of York, 61, has previously praised Eugenie’s mothering skills in an interview, saying her two daughters are “phenomenal” mothers.
Eugenie’s husband previously worked for the tequila brand Casamigos, which the actor helped found. It was sold to Diageo in 2017 for £550million. He now works for Mr Meldman’s Discovery Land Company, which has been developing CostaTerra since 2019.
It comes after Eugenie said she wanted her son to be a climate change activist from ‘two years old’ and stopped using plastic at home.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 32-year-old said giving birth to her son in August 2021 had “totally changed” her view of the environment.
She said: “My son is going to be an activist from two years old, in a few days.
“It’s all for them, isn’t it?” Every decision we make now has to be about how August is going to be able to live his life.
His comments echo comments from his cousin Prince Harry, 38, who described how ‘everything changed’ when he became a father because he began to wonder ‘what’s the point of bringing a new person into the world? when she reaches your age and it’s on fire?’
Princess Eugenie has had a busy few months, continuing her own charity work (left, in October) and attending Kate’s singing concert in December (right)
The Duke of York’s daughter said becoming a mother has made her more concerned about communities vulnerable to climate change during 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 is going to be an activist from the age of two, which is a few days away.” So, him, everything is for them.
“I spoke to Peter Thomson, the United Nations special envoy for the oceans and all he told me was that I’m doing this for my grandchildren. And it’s the same.
“Every decision we make now has to be for August, what he’s going to be able to watch and do and how he’s going to live his life.
“But I also think that as a mother you suddenly change, totally, 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 was a “battle”.
She also warned of the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in the interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos
“Like now I’m scared of flying and things like that and I never would have been before.”
Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter said she has seen the world differently since becoming a mother and her concerns about climate change have affected the way she lives.
She revealed: “At home we don’t have plastic, we try to be plastic free as much as possible and I try to teach her that. But it is a battle.
But the princess also spoke of her hope for the future of the environment, saying: ‘I love being ‘the glass half full’.”
Eugenie added: “I would rather be like that, but sometimes facts and figures and sometimes dinner parties give you that kind of feeling of frustration and unhappiness.”
And she also warned of the impact of a changing environment on vulnerable communities, adding: ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking is a very big problem across the world.
“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 more and more, you know, whenever there’s a crisis, people are going to be vulnerable and caught up in difficult situations.
“So the climate really goes with that.”