Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to her first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who is 13th in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital in February 2021.
Announcing the news today, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer.
‘The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother.’
Moments later, Eugenie shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jack, showing her young son kissing her stomach, writing: ‘We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.’
Shortly afterwards, Fergie shared a snap of her grandson August splashing about in the puddles, writing she was ‘in Granny heaven.’
Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and due to give birth in the summer, it has been announced (pictured, with her son August)
While it is not known where the photo of Princess Eugenie and August was taken, it appears to have been snapped in the past few weeks, with frost on the ground.
In the snap, the mother-of-one can be seen beaming down at her young son, who snuggled into her tummy enthusiastically.
It is not currently known whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
Eugenie and her husband Jack first began dating in 2011 and confirmed their relationship in an appearance at Royal Ascot that same year.
The royal shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her stomach, and taken by her husband Jack (pictured, the caption on the image)
The Princess has had a busy few months, making a number of appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s carol concert (pictured with her husband Jack)
When Eugenie left London to work for an auction house in New York in 2013, the pair maintained a long distance relationship.
At the time, Jack told The Daily Mail: ‘We spend a lot of time on Skype. It’s great. We’re still very much together.’
In 2015 the Princess returned to London where the pair grew ever closer – and they sparked engagement rumours the following year.
But it was two more years before Jack popped the question while the pair were away in Nicaragua in January 2018.
Shortly afterwards, Fergie shared a snap of her grandson August splashing about in the puddles on Instagram, writing she was ‘in Granny heaven’
She wrote that August, whom she affectionately called Augie, would be ‘sharing puddles’ and called it ‘superb news’
Eugenie tied-the-knot with Jack in October 2018, before they welcomed their first child, August, in February 2021.
She announced her first pregnancy in a similar fashion, posting a snap on Instagram at the same time the palace announced the news.
He weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand.
She followed the post with three blue hearts after welcoming her son at the luxury private hospital where Meghan also gave birth to her son, Archie.
Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, gave birth to her first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who is 13th in line to the throne, at London’s Portland Hospital in February 2021 (pictured with her son at the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)
Eugenie went on to reveal August’s name was a touching tribute to Queen Victoria’s Husband Prince Albert, whose birth name was Franz Albert August Karl Emanuel, and Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99.
She largely kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but delighted fans when she shared a video of her son dancing during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Duchess of York, 61, has previously praised Eugenie’s mothering skills during an interview with Hello magazine.
She revealed: ‘My children are phenomenal mothers. They were great children but now they’re phenomenal mothers. And now, I have these two exceptional grandchildren all in one year.’
Eugenie largely kept August out of the limelight for his first two years, but occasionally shared snaps of her little one growing up on her Instagram page
The royal couple, who are currently splitting their time between Portugal and the UK, occasionally share family shots on Eugenie’s Instagram page
The Princess has had a busy few months, making a number of appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s carol concert.
The couple are also now splitting their time between the UK, where they are subletting Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage home,…