She feels “blessed”. On February 9, Princess Eugenie gave birth to her first child by Caesarean section, a little boy born from her love affair with Jack Brooksbank, whom she married in October 2018. And who says the couple’s first child, also says first grandchild for Sarah Ferguson, who did not fail to rejoice in the birth of August Philip Hawke. “As grandparents, the Duke and I are happy and blessed by the arrival of our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank”, she wrote on Twitter, referring in particular to Prince Andrew.
As a small tribute to her father the Duke of York, Princess Eugenie also chose her birthday, on February 19, to unveil the face and the first name of her son, accompanied by three adorable photos. “He is a beautiful blessing and a bearer of so much love and joy to all of our family,” Sarah Ferguson continued of her grandson, adding that she is “proud of Jack and Eugenie” and that they are and will be according to her “wonderful parents”.
As Grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled and blessed at the arrival of our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to all our Family. I am so proud of Jack and Eugenie, they are and will be wonderful parents pic.twitter.com/vgfvBbBKS1
– Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) February 20, 2021
A name in tribute to Prince Philip
While she paid tribute to Prince Andrew by presenting her son on his birthday, Princess Eugenie also paid tribute to several members of her family with her baby’s first name. Named August in reference to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, who was called Franz August Karl Albert. As a middle name, he bears in particular that of his great-grandfather, Prince Philip, for whom Eugenie of York had a tender thought on February 19, while he is currently in hospital. Hospitalized as a precaution, the husband of Elizabeth II received a visit from his son Prince Charles, while the doctors wish to keep him a little longer under observation.
Princess Eugenie with Jack Brooksbank and Sarah Ferguson © Instagram