Princess Eugenie is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank in the 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 in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital 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 delighted that August is looking forward to being a big brother.’
Moments later, Eugenie shared a cute snap on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jack, showing her son kissing him, writing: ‘We are delighted to announce that -have a new addition to our family this summer. ‘
Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and will 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 was taken in August, it seems that it has been breaking for the past few weeks, with frost on the ground.
In the snap, the mother of one can be seen taunting her son, who eagerly crawls into her womb.
It is not yet known whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
Eugenie and her husband Jack began dating in 2011 and confirmed their relationship at a Royal Ascot appearance the same year.
The royal shared a cute photo on her Instagram page showing her son kissing her belly, taken by her husband Jack (pictured in the photo)
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’s great. We are still together.’
In 2015, the Princess returned to London as the couple grew closer – sparking engagement rumors the following year.
But it was another two years before Jack popped the question while they were both away in Nicaragua in January 2018.
The Princess has had a busy few months, making a number of appearances and royal events, including going to church at Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s concert (which she filmed 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 the palace announced the news.
He weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by sharing a black and white photo directly on Eugenie’s Instagram of their son, showing them holding his little hand.
She followed the announcement with three blue hearts when she welcomed her son to the expensive hospital where Meghan 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 in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital in February 2021 (with her son in Platinum Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee in June 2022)
Eugenie went on to reveal the name August 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.
He kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but fans were delighted when he shared a video of his son dancing during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Duchess of York, 61, has praised Eugenie’s fertility during an interview with Hello magazine.
She said: ‘My children are a special mother. They are great kids but now they are special moms. And now I have these two special grandchildren within a year.’
Eugenie kept August out of the limelight for the first two years, but occasionally shared photos of her growing baby on her Instagram page.
The 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 a number of appearances at royal events, including attending church at Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s concert.
The couple also split their time between the UK, where they rent Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage in Portugal.
It was reported in May last year that they spend part of their time at CostaTerra Golf and Ocean Club, a luxury resort an hour south of Lisbon on Portugal’s beautiful Atlantic coast.
The move is believed to be due to Jack’s work with property developer Mike Meldman, George Clooney’s longtime business partner.
The Duchess of York, 61, has praised Eugenie’s fertility during an interview, saying her two daughters are a ‘special’ mother.
Eugenie’s husband worked for the tequila brand Casamigos, which the actress helped found. It was sold to Diageo in 2017 for £550million. He currently 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 a climate change advocate from ‘two years old’ and stop using plastic at home.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 32-year-old said the birth of her son August in 2021 “completely changed” her views on the environment.
He said: ‘My son will be a candidate from two years, which is a few days.
‘It’s all about them, right? Every decision we make now should be about how August will live his life.’
His words echoed those of his cousin, Prince Harry, 38, who explained how ‘everything changed’ when he became a father because he began to question “what is the point of bringing new people into this world when they Is your stomach burning?’
Princess Eugenie has had a busy few months, promoting her own charity (left, in October), and attending Kate’s concert in December (right)
The Duke of York’s daughter said motherhood has made her more concerned about climate-changing communities in an interview with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp.
Eugenie, speaking to Reuters editor-at-large 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, well, everything is for them.
I spoke to Peter Thomson, the UN Special Envoy for the Oceans and what he was telling me was that I am doing this for my grandchildren. And that’s the same thing.
“Every decision we make now will be about August, what he will be able to look and do and how he will live his life.
“But I think that as a mother, you suddenly, you completely change, your hormones change, everything changes.
In an interview with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp, Eugenie said that teaching her son about the environment is a ‘war’
He also warned about the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in an interview during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
‘As of right now, I’m afraid of worship and things like that and I wouldn’t be before.’
Prince Andrew’s daughter says she looks at the world differently since becoming a mother, and her concerns about climate change have affected the way she lives.
She said: ‘In our house there is no plastic, we try to be plastic free and I try to teach him that. Or war.’
But the princess also spoke of her hopes for the future of the environment, saying: ‘I like the ‘glass half full’.’
Eugenie added: ‘I’d rather be like that, but sometimes the facts and figures and sometimes having dinner gives you a kind of depression and doom and gloom.’
He also warned about the impact of a changing environment on vulnerable communities, adding: ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking are huge issues around the world.
“There are 49 million people planning on slavery today and we know that when the climate is vulnerable, the vulnerable are affected.
‘And we’ll see that, you know, every time there’s a crisis, that people will be vulnerable and get into a difficult situation.
‘So the weather is really going on with it.’