The Duchess of York posted three pictures of her daughter, Princess Eugenie, along with her newborn baby and spouse Jack Brooksbank.
She commented that as Grandparents, The Duke (Prince Andrew) and she were excited and blessed at the arrival of their grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, and she said that he was a wonderful blessing and a bringer of such love and pleasure to all their Family.
She continued that she was so proud of Jack and Eugenie and that they would be amazing parents.
The pictures were also published on Eugenie’s official Instagram account.
The Princess gave birth to her son at 8.55 am GMT on February 9 at London’s Portland Hospital. Jack Brooksbank was by his wife’s side for the birth.
Accompanying the photos on Instagram Eugenie said that they wanted to introduce their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, and they thanked people for their wonderful messages and that their hearts were full of love for their son, and words that they couldn’t express.
The new royal is the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild and is 11th in line to the British throne.
The royal baby will not be entitled to use the His Royal Highness prefix or to have a title unless the Queen gives special approval.
I must confess, I feel a tad sorry for Eugenie because anytime there’s some great news, it appears to be overshadowed by a Harry and Meghan storyline.
And I’m not sure about the baby’s name (August), although had he been born in August, they could have called him August Bank Holiday, and it was completely unnecessary to mention the Markles in the same article about the birth of the Queen’s newest great-grandchild.
Of course, the York sisters are not classed as working royals, but they’ve still had their share of gutter press and mean comments, and I’m guessing they would understand precisely why Harry stood down.
The baby’s name might be a tad unusual, but original compared to all those old stuffy names other royals have named their children, but at least they aptly named him after the Duke of Edinburgh, so as one Philip steps off this mortal coil, another one replaces him!
And it’s a big name for a little baby, but I’m sure he will grow into it, and I bet the bookies didn’t have the odds on that name?