Princess Eugenie celebrated her mother’s 61st birthday by sharing on her Instagram account photographs of the Duchess of York. In the first picture, Sarah, also known as Fergie by family and friends, looks playfully at the camera while sitting on a fake red-and-white mushroom.
In another, Fergie smells a flower, while the third snap is a selfie of Princess Eugenie and her mother.
Other snaps included in the post show a young Fergie with her two beloved daughters Eugenie and Beatrice, the Duchess sitting in the gardens at the Royal Lodge and a close-up picture of the 61-year-old.
The Princess, who is pregnant with her first child, added a personal message as a caption for the pictures.
Revealing a sweet monicker she uses with her mother, Princess Eugenie wrote: “Happy Birthday to my dear mumsy…”
She continued: “You are one of a kind.
“There were too many pictures to choose from that show how completely unique you are.”
Several royal fans rushed to also mark Sarah’s birthday.
One commented on Eugenie’s post writing: “Wish the best to your dear mumsy.”
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Another said: “Many happy returns to your precious mother. And in the fifth picture she looks like you”.
And a third added: “She is an amazing lady xo”.
Fergie released a brief video shortly after her daughter published her Instagram post in which she thanks her fans and followers for their birthday wishes.
The Duchess of York is likely to celebrate her birthday privately at the Royal Lodge, where she has lived over the past few months and self-isolated at the height of the lockdown restrictions.
Princess Eugenie is known to have self-isolated with her parents at Prince Andrew’s home in Windsor, together with her husband of two years Jack Brooksbank.
While celebrations will need to be toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Duchess of York has much to look forward to over the next 12 months.
In September, Buckingham Palace announced Princess Eugenie and Jack were expecting their first child.
In a brief statement, a palace spokesperson said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.
“The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.”
The official announcement was followed by a personal post on Instagram by Eugenie, who published a picture of herself and Jack as well as their hands holding two baby slippers to indicate they were expecting their firstborn.
The Duchess of York also marked the happy news with a message on Instagram.
Expressing just how happy she is to enter become a grandmother in her 60s, Fergie wrote: “I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.
“Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother.
“Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”