Princess Eugenie pregnant with second child as she shares sweet photo with son August

Princess Eugenie has announced the exciting news that she's pregnant with her second child and she revealed it in the most adorable way!

Princess Eugenie pregnant with second child with Jack Brooksbank; seen here together attending the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church
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Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and she announced the news by sharing the sweetest photo with her son August.

It seems 2023 is going to be a major year for the Royal Family in more ways than one as not only is King Charles’ coronation day looming ever closer, but his niece Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second baby. The royal took to social media to share the exciting news with fans and posted a sweet family snap taken by her husband of almost five years, Jack Brooksbank. 

The adorable picture shows Princess Eugenie wrapped up warm in the great outdoors, wearing a cosy beanie hat and looking down joyfully at her little boy August who looks to be gently kissing his proud mom’s baby bump. 

Confirming her new little one’s due date, Princess Eugenie declared in the caption, “We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.”

Fans were quick to share their excitement and comment congratulations to the soon-to-be-mom-of-two. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s baby news comes at a very special time, just days after the anniversary of their engagement announcement and just a few weeks before August turns two. 

Their second child is due to be born just months after the highly-anticipated coronation of Princess Eugenie’s uncle King Charles. And though the parents are likely overjoyed at the news, there will also perhaps be a slight sadness as their second baby will be only one of the late Queen’s great-grandchildren she never got to meet in person. 

Queen Elizabeth II hands flowers to Princess Eugenie as they leave St Mary Magdalene Church

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However, her memory and extraordinary legacy will no doubt be kept alive by Princess Eugenie and Jack. And given that August’s middle name ‘Philip’ was thought to be a touching tribute to the late Prince Philip, it’s possible that if their little one is a girl she could be named in honor of Queen Elizabeth. 

Dubbed a “phenomenal” mother by her own mom Sarah Ferguson in 2021, Princess Eugenie reflected on the lessons she wanted August to learn from her “Grannie” the Queen in an article for The Spectator ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“I think about my son August and what I’d like for him, what kind of world I’d like him to grow up in. And I think of my grannie and what she has stood for, for so many people and for our family during these 70 years,” she wrote. “I’d love Augie to have her patience, her calmness and her kindness, while always being able to laugh at himself and keep a twinkle in his eye.”

Princess Eugenie of York, August Brooksbank, Jack Brooksbank, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Ken Olisa during the Platinum Pageant

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It’s likely Princess Eugenie will have similar hopes for her second child, who will be 13th in the royal line of succession, as they grow up in the royal spotlight. The new baby will also have plenty of relatives to spend time with, including their cousin, Princess Beatrice’s daughter Sienna, who was the last royal baby to be born and is now almost 18 months old. 

With the news that Princess Eugenie is pregnant and the upcoming coronation, the Royal Family certainly have a lot to celebrate as they look ahead to the rest of 2023!

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!