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“Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express,” Eugenie’s caption reads alongside three recent photographs of her and husband Jack Brooksbank doting over their new son.
The Royal Family’s social media accounts did not waste time in sharing the good news.
“Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank have announced that they have named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank,” The Royal Family tweeted on Saturday, Feb. 20. “The couple have been touched by the well wishes they have received on the birth of their first child, and are delighted to share this first photo as a family.”
August, who was born on Feb. 9, was initially 11th in line to the throne but was pushed to 12th place after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are expecting a second child last week.
Despite the adjustment to the line of succession, Princess Eugenie’s son maintains the namesake of her grandfather Prince Philip and her fourth great-grandfather Prince Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819 to 1861).
Pictured here are Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the Oak Room of Windsor Castle, England, on Nov. 17, 2020. The royal couple have been married for 73 years. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
Her son’s name also honors her husband’s distant great-grandfather Rev. Edward Hawke Brooksbank, according to an Instagram Story she shared.
August’s delayed introduction to the world comes days after news broke that Princess Eugenie delivered her son via C-section due to complications that stemmed from the scoliosis surgery she had done in her youth.
Meanwhile, Prince Philip, 99, was hospitalized on Tuesday evening as “a precautionary measure” after he fell ill with an unspecified ailment, according to a palace statement.
Princess Eugenie and her family are living in Frogmore Cottage, the refurbished home that briefly belonged to Prince Harry and Meghan.
Moreover, Princess Eugenie’s news comes one day after Buckingham Palace issued a statement that confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan are “stepping away from the work of The Royal Family.”
“The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family,” the statement reads. “While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”