David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have exciting news: she’s pregnant!
Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter announced she was expecting a baby in a statement released by Buckingham Palace. This will be the couple’s second child, joining son August Philip Hawke, who was born in February 2021.
“Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer,” the palace said in the announcement. “The family is thrilled and August can’t wait to be a big brother.”
Princess Eugenie, 32, also shared the news in a modern way — on her Instagram page! She shared a photo taken by Jack, in which August buries his face in his mother and wraps his arms around her legs.
Eugenie captioned the sweet snap, “We are thrilled to share that there will be a new member 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 line to the British throne.
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Princess Eugenie and Jack first met on a 2010 ski trip to 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 in Nicaragua.
“The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light that I had never seen,” the royal said. “I actually said, ‘This is an amazing 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 married on October 12, 2018 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Steve Parsons – WPA/Getty Pool Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Eugenie, whose parents are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and Jack announced that they are expecting their first child in September 2020.
“Jack and I are so excited for the start of 2021…” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of fuzzy baby booties.
Princess Eugenie also shared her son’s first photos in a modern and relatable way: on Instagram.
“Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words cannot express it,” she captioned 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 Union Jack-patterned jumper, August happily bounced on his mother’s lap as the parade of musicians, dancers, acrobats and carnival floats passed the royal box in front of 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 “granny” 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 mother,” Fergie wrote. “You have always been the blood in my veins. Ever since you were little, you have made my life complete. I see how full of humility, laughter and joy you are in your hearts, and I marvel of you both. Now, in you as mothers, I see strength, courage and steadfastness, integrity and kindness, and the way you meet every challenge and every moment. That is an extraordinary feeling when your child becomes a mother.
She continued: “Suddenly my little girls have little ones of their own… such a feeling to get used to. But if I cry or cry while you’re leaving, it’s only because I’m so proud of you. He was just us for 33 years, but now you’re creating your own families, and I couldn’t be happier for you two and my beautiful sons-in-law, Jack and Edo.”