Sarah Ferguson shares sweet story about Princess Eugenie’s son August

It's the first time since August's birth that Sarah Ferguson has spoken about her grandchild in public

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (L) and Princess Eugenie attend The Miles Frost Fund party at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on June 27, 2017 in London, England
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Sarah Ferguson has spoken about her grandson, Princess Eugenie’s son, August Brooksbank.

• Sarah Ferguson took part in an online book event for the booksellers, Waterstones.
• The Duchess of York has shared a sweet insight into her relationship with her grandson August.
• In other royal newsPrince William and Catherine reveal that their children miss Prince Philip following his death last month.


Sarah Ferguson and children’s author Beatrice Blue took part in an online event for Waterstones. The Duchess and the author discussed Beatrice's new children's book titled ‘Once Upon a Mermaid’s Tail.’

The adorable story looks at how mermaids got their tails and features a friendship between a mermaid named Oceanne and a little boy named Theodore. Sarah revealed to the author that she plans to read this story to her grandson August saying, “Being a grandmother, I can bring mermaid Oceanne to my grandson.”

She also revealed that her grandson finds her hilarious as she entertains him by dancing with him. She told Beatrice, "August already thinks I'm funny because I'm dancing." 

The Duchess also dances with her five-year-old step-grandson Christopher Woolf, who is affectionately known by his family as Wolfie. Sarah Ferguson’s daughter Princess Beatrice is married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who has a son from a previous relationship. Edoardo's son Christopher is now the stepson of Princess Beatrice and the step-grandson of Sarah Ferguson.

This is the first time, since August's birth, that Sarah Ferguson has spoken about either of her grandchildren in public. August Brooksbank was born on 9th February 2021. 

Following August's birth, Sarah proudly shared pictures of her new grandson as daughter Princess Eugenie finally revealed his name. At the time, Sarah announced, "As Grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled and blessed at the arrival of our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to all our Family. I am so proud of Jack and Eugenie, they are and will be wonderful parents".

Since the birth of her son, Princess Eugenie has remained fairly low profile and her Instagram has only been used to show a few select images of her husband and son. She shared a post in March to celebrate her first Mother’s Day with baby August and then again in February to announce that she had named her baby boy August Philip in sweet tribute to Duke of Edinburgh.

More recently, Princess Eugenie also shared an adorable post featuring baby August to celebrate husband’s birthday. The Princess posted various photos of her husband and son as Jack celebrated his 35th birthday. Eugenie affectionately captioned the image, "You are exceptional.. Happy Birthday my love.”