Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank praised for sweet nod to Philip in baby announcement | Royal | News (Reports)


On Saturday, the royal couple proudly showcased their newly born child to the world – revealing his name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. In an Instagram post, Eugenie, 30, shared three pictures of herself and Jack holding their son.

The caption read: “We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

“Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express.

“We are excited to be able to share these photos with you.”

Princess Eugenie also said the photos were taken by her “wonderful midwife”.

She added: “Thank you to the wonderful essential workers including our midwife who came to discharge our boy.”

Social media users rushed to congratulate the new parents.

One Instagram user wrote: “What a lovely name. Welcome baby August.”

Another user posted: “Huge congratulations to both of you! A perfect name that honours his great grandpa! Welcome to the world, little August!”

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“The previous Duke of Sussex was called Augustus but it would be a leap too far to say they choose August is in honour of Harry.”

However, Princess Eugenie did not only call her son after Prince Philip but also a different royal relative.

In a post on her Instagram stories, Eugenie revealed her baby had been named after his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort, whose middle name was Augustus.

Eugenie said: “On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather, we are introducing our little boy.

“He is named after his great grandfather and both of his great x5 grandfathers.”

The choice of Philip comes at a poignant time as the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening as a “precautionary measure”.

Prince Philip is also expected to celebrate his 100 birthday in June.

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said Princess Eugenie’s choice to include the name Philip would be seen as a “mark of respect” as the Duke approaches his milestone birthday.

The name Hawke also descends from the couple’s family tree.

Reverend Edward Hawke Brooksbank, who was born in 1789, is Mr Brooksbank’s great great great great paternal grandfather.


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