Princess Eugenie holds back tears as she recounts one of last meetings with Prince Philip

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PRINCESS EUGENIE nearly broke down in tears in last night’s BBC tribute to Prince Philip, as she described one of the last meetings she had with her grandfather.

Eugenie said: “We named August, August Philip because grandpa has been such a huge, inspiring character in my life.”

At this point, Eugenie’s voice cracks and she looks away as the camera cuts to a new shot.

After composing herself, Eugenie then continues: “I brought little August to come and meet him.”

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Princess Eugenie nearly became overwhelmed with emotions during a BBC interview (Image: BBC)

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Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s child August, becoming Prince Philip’s ninth great-grandchild (Image: BBC)

She added: “I told him we named him after him, it was such a lovely moment.

“We were very lucky to do that.”

Philip passed away on April 9, 2021, just two months after little August was born.

Prior to the BBC tribute, it was thought that Philip did not get to meet his great-grandson.

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Prior to the BBC tribute, it was thought that Philip did not get to meet his great-grandson (Image: BBC)

The tribute’s release comes just days after Eugenie’s own sister Beatrice gave birth to her little girl on September 20.

Also in the programme, Prince William and Prince Harry both shared how the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would enjoy it if things went amiss on royal engagements.

Speaking in a new BBC documentary, the Duke of Cambridge said: “My grandfather loved things when they go wrong, my grandparents loved that.

“You can imagine, they’ve lived a life where everything has to go right the whole time, and so when things go wrong, they both chuckle an awful lot.

“Everyone else gets mortally embarrassed, they love it.”

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At one point, Eugenie’s voice cracks and she looks away as the camera cuts to a new shot (Image: BBC)

“Remember, every single year we’ve done it right, let’s keep doing that.

“Yet the two of them are going ‘I wonder if something is going to go wrong this year, how exciting

The BBC faced a bit of backlash for last night’s documentary screening, with an anti-monarchy group branding it a “puff piece”.

Republic tweeted: “If the royals want to make a tribute film for Philip, that’s up to them.

“The @BBCNews should not be broadcasting it. It’s a puff piece that promotes the royals and ignores the criticisms and problems with Philip and his family.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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