All About Princess Eugenie's 2 Kids, August and Ernest
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are proud parents to sons August and Ernest
Princess Eugenie may be royal, but she's a mom first.
Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter shares 2-year-old son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank and Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank with her husband Jack Brooksbank.
Eugenie, who is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Ferguson, married Jack on Oct. 12, 2018, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. The two fell in "love at first sight" while meeting on a 2010 ski trip in Verbier, Switzerland.
While the princess typically keeps her children private, she has shared sweet photos on her Instagram, and she's been open about how she hopes her son August takes after his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
"I think of my grannie and what she has stood for, for so many people and for our family during these 70 years," Eugenie wrote in The Spectator magazine in June 2022. "I'd love Augie to have her patience, her calmness and her kindness, while always being able to laugh at himself and keep a twinkle in his eye."
From future activism to first royal appearances, here's everything to know about Princess Eugenie's kids.
August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 2
The couple's son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank — affectionately nicknamed Augie — was born on Feb. 9, 2021, at London's Portland Hospital.
Eugenie and Jack introduced August to the world on Feb. 20, 2021, in a series of photos taken outside by their midwife. Currently, he is 12th in the line of succession to the British throne.
August's middle name, Philip, is a tribute to Eugenie's grandfather and Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip. But that's not the only royal nod in his moniker.
"On his grandfather's birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather, we are introducing our little boy," Eugenie wrote on her Instagram Story after August's debut. "He is named after his great grandfather and both of his great x5 grandfathers."
August's first name honors Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, who was born Franz Albert August Karl Emanuel. The middle name Hawke comes from a 5x grandfather on Jack's side, Rev. Edward Hawke Brooksbank.
The boy was christened alongside second cousin Lucas Tindall on Nov. 21, 2021, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. The event was attended by the Queen herself despite an October hospitalization.
Though Eugenie typically keeps details about August private, she revealed on his 2nd birthday that she wants her "angel" to "keep dancing and smiling."
Despite his young age, August has already begun life as a royal. He watched 2022's Trooping the Colour event with his family, and made his royal debut days later for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant, showing off his royal wave in a tiny Union Jack sweater.
Plus, mom Eugenie, who's patron to a number of charitable organizations, is already hoping he'll follow in her footsteps. In a January 2023 interview with Reuters, the princess shared that she's passionate about teaching her son about climate change.
"My son's going to be an activist from 2 years old, which is in a couple of days. So, he, everything is for them," she said. "Every decision we now make has to be for August, what he's going to be able to look at and do and how he's going to live his life."
Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank
In June 2023, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Eugenie and Jack welcomed their second child the previous week.
“Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank. Ernest was born on Tuesday, 30th May, and weighed 7lbs 1oz,” the statement read.
The proud mom also posted photos of her baby boy on Instagram, giving insight into his moniker in the caption. “He is named after his great great great Grandfather George, his Grandpa George and my Grandpa Ronald," she wrote.
Ernest is 13th in the line of succession to the throne, after big brother August. He is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 13th great-grandchild, the first born after her death on Sept. 8, 2022.
Jack and Eugenie announced Eugenie's pregnancy in a January 2023 statement released by Buckingham Palace,
"Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer," the palace said at the time. "The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother."
On the same day, Eugenie announced the news on Instagram in a sweet snap taken by Jack. In the picture, son August hugged his mother and buried his face into her stomach.
Eugenie captioned the post, "We're so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer."
Ferguson shared in the family's happiness, commenting, "Granny heaven ❤️."
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