Queen Elizabeth II, 99, and Prince Philip, 99, welcomed another great-grandchild to the world this month after Princess Eugenie, 30, gave birth to a baby boy on February 9. While the royals are said to have been delighted by baby August’s arrival it is not yet clear when they might meet him.
Eugenie and Jack shared the first photo of their son shortly after his birth at London’s private Portland Hospital but didn’t reveal his name until more than a week later.
On Saturday the new parents revealed they had named their baby boy August Philip Hawke Brooksbank in an adorable Instagram post.
They shared the announcement alongside three new photos of themselves posing with their baby boy outdoors.
The post read: “We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.”
The post added: “Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express. We are excited to be able to share these photos with you.”
Fans cooed over the name which contained a touching tribute to Eugenie’s grandfather Prince Philip who is currently in hospital in London after being admitted for non-emergency treatment last Tuesday.
The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to remain in hospital until next week as a “precautionary measure” and is said to “remain in good spirits.”
Philip is likely to have been cheered upon hearing his new great-grandson’s name.
According to Government insiders, allowing families to mix is one of Mr Johnson’s key priorities and it is understood up to two households could be able to meet outdoors in the coming weeks.
If this is the case then Prince Philip and the Queen may soon be able to meet Eugenie, Jack and baby August outdoors for a walk in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Buckingham Palace has not issued a new update on the Duke’s health since he was first admitted to hospital last week.
At the time the palace was keen to play down fears for Philip’s health emphasising that his admission was a “precautionary measure.”
The palace statement read: “His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Tuesday evening.
“The duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s doctor, after feeling unwell.
“The duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”
Prince Charles, 72, became the first Royal Family member to visit his father in hospital on Saturday after travelling from Gloucestershire to London.
— to www.express.co.uk