FIRST PIC: Princess Eugenie reveals royal baby name in touching tribute to Prince Philip


PRINCESS EUGENIE and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, in a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

In a touching tribute, Buckingham Palace released the first picture of the pair with their newborn child. August was born on February 9 at 8.55am in the exclusive Portland Hospital. He is the ninth great-grandchild of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen.

August is also the 11th in line to the throne and was named in a touching tribute after Philip who was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital on Tuesday.

In a post on her Instagram page, Eugenie said: “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.


Royal news: Princess Eugenie reveals baby name (Image: Instagram)


Royal news: The child was named in part after Philip (Image: Instagram)

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

⁣”By our wonderful midwife.

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

Following the release of the picture, the Queen and Philip were also said to express their happiness over the name of the child.


Royal news: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was born on February 9 (Image: Instagram)

A tweet from the official Royal Family account read: “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 will not use a His Royal Highness prefix or have a title despite his mother being a princess.

This is due to him being born through a female line of the Royal Family and he will be a regular Master Brooksbank.

He will also move down the line of succession if the Cambridge or Sussex children have families of their own in the future.


Royal news: The child will not have a HRH prefix (Image: GETTY)


Royal news: The pair were wed in 2018 (Image: GETTY)

The news of Eugenie’s child comes as the Palace confirmed that both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will lose all patronages associated with the Crown.

Not only will lose their patronages but the pair will also not return as senior members of the Royal Family.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.

“Following conversations with the Duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

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The Royal Family tree which now includes Eugenie’s child (Image: Express)

“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.

“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”


Royal news: Harry and Meghan will not return as senior royals (Image: GETTY)

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.

“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”


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