Britain’s Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, announced in an online statement that she is expecting her second child with husband Jack Brooksbank, adding that the family is “a new addition.” “I’m excited to share that there is,” said Summer.
The announcement, which was posted via Instagram, read, “So excited to share that we have a new addition to our family this summer.”
“Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce that they are expecting their second child this summer,” Buckingham Palace said in an official statement.
“The family is delighted and August is very much looking forward to becoming a big brother.”
The princess has been in the public eye in the past two months as she was the only member of the royal family to officially star in the Netflix documentary series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. is the only known member to have visited their new home in California.
Here, Newsweek Discover the life story of Princess Eugenie and her place in the royal family tree.
When was Princess Eugenie born?
Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York was born on March 23, 1990, the second and youngest child of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
The young royal is the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and was officially sixth in line to the British throne at the time of her birth.
When Eugenie was born, she was given the same royal title as her older sister, Princess Beatrice, and was given the title of Princess of England in the style of “Her Majesty the Queen.”
Of Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren, only four are known to be HRH-style princes or princesses. Andrew and Sarah’s decision to use the titles of princesses for their daughters has drawn criticism over the years as Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward, decided that his children would be known by the lesser titles of Earl and Lady. I have received
Eugenie grew up near Windsor Castle and lived with her father and mother after their divorce in 1996. In 2009, the Princess attended Newcastle University, where she graduated with degrees in English Literature and Art History.
Does Princess Eugenie have a job?
Princess Eugenie has held a variety of jobs since graduating from college.
First, in 2013, the princess moved to New York City and worked for auction house Paddle8 for two years. In 2015 the royal family returned to London and she took up a position at the art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
As announced by the gallery’s spokesperson, Hello!: “Princess Eugenie has joined Hauser & Wirth as an Associate Director and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”
As of 2022, the royal family is still employed at the gallery, but they also dedicate part of their time to charity work.
In 2017, Eugenie co-founded the Anti-Slavery Collective with her friend Julia de Boynville. The collective works to raise awareness of the global epidemic of modern slavery.
Who is Princess Eugenie’s Husband Jack Brooksbank?
In January 2017, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Eugenie and her longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank were engaged.
Brooksbank has a career in luxury hospitality, having served as General Manager of London’s Mahiki Nightclub in Mayfair, a favorite club spot for Princes William and Harry.
Prior to her marriage, Brooksbank was a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, an alcoholic brand founded by George Clooney. In 2022, it was announced that he had taken a job with a Portuguese property developer, where his family would share time in London.
Eugenie and Brooksbank married in October 2018, marking the second royal wedding of the year, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May.
The ceremony took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and was attended by most senior members of the royal family, including the bride’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
The princess’ wedding dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos and features an exposed back to confidently represent the scars from the scoliosis surgery she had as a child. was given a diamond and emerald tiara by her grandmother.
Does Princess Eugenie have children?
Princess Eugenie gave birth to her first child on February 9, 2021 at the same hospital where she was born, Portland Hospital in London.
The couple named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. The name Philip is a tribute to Eugenie’s royal grandfather.
The family lives in a cottage in the Kensington Palace complex just off Nottingham Cottage, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lived.
On January 24th, Eugenie announced that she is expecting her second child in the summer of 2023.
What is the relationship between Princess Eugenie and Prince Harry?
Princess Eugenie has a close relationship with her cousin Prince Harry. Growing up, Eugenie and Beatrice spent a family vacation with Princes William and Harry as their mothers and Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson as close friends.
In 2022, after Harry and Meghan Markle left the UK to take on their roles in the British royal family, Eugenie became the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to Harry Stateside, attending the Super Bowl and being photographed with them. was taken.
The December 2022 Netflix documentary series included video clips filming Eugenie interacting with her son Archie on the beach and at their Santa Barbara home in California. Harry & Meghan.
In the documentary, Meghan revealed that Eugenie was a close friend and went to a Halloween party incognito with the Prince, Princess and Jack Brooksbank prior to her royal engagement to Harry.
The princess was also mentioned in Harry’s hit memoir spareWriting about his cousin’s wedding, the prince said:
“Euge ended up marrying Jack. Jack was one of our favorite people, so we were selfishly happy for her and for ourselves. Meg and I was supposed to leave for my first official overseas tour as a married couple, but I delayed my departure by a few days so I could attend the wedding.”
James Crawford-Smith is Newsweek’s Royal correspondent based in London. You can find him on Twitter. @jcrawfordsmith read his story Newsweek’s Royals Facebook page.
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