ROYAL BABY: Princess Eugenie Welcomes Second Child


Ding the royal baby bells! Another royal bub has joined the ranks as Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank welcome their second child together, a little boy named Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank.

Little Ernest (which I REALLY hope they nickname Ernie), was born on 30th May 2023 weighing 7.1lbs (3.22kg). He joins his big brother, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, born in 2021.

Princess Eugenie shared the news on her Instagram page, explaining that her second son is named after “his great great great Grandfather George, his Grandpa George and my Grandpa Ronald.”

Princess Eugenie welcomes second child
August is already a very proud big brother to baby Ernest. Source: Instagram

She also shared a picture of little Augie with Ernest, stating that, “Augie is loving being a big brother already.” We can imagine the two of them will become the best of mates. August turned two in February so there are less than 2 ½ years between the boys.

The royal grandkid roundup

Eugenie, 32, is the daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, and is the late Queen’s granddaughter. She and Jack got married in October 2018.

Ernest is the Queen’s 13th great-grandchild, or 14th if you include Beatrice’s stepson, Wolfie.

Queen Elizabeth II
Source: Instagram. Queen Elizabeth and King Philip with some of their great-grandbabies in 2021.

Here they are:

Savannah and Isla Phillips

Parents: Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly
Royal Grandparents: Princess Anne and Mark Phillips

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Parents: Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales
Royal Grandparents: King Charles and Princess Diana

Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindell

Parents: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall
Royal Grandparents: Princess Anne and Mark Phillips

Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet “Lili” Diana

Parents: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Royal Grandparents: King Charles and Princess Diana

Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi (and stepbrother, Wolfie) 

Parents: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Royal Grandparents: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Princess Eugenie welcomes son
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice and their children, August and Sienna. Source: Instagram

August Philip Hawke Brooksbank and Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank

Parents: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksback
Royal Grandparents: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Congrats to Eugenie and Jack on the new addition – we’re sure little Ernest will adore having so many cousins and royal relatives to play with!

More baby news

There have been a few celebrity baby births in the past few weeks. Rumer Willis took us behind the scenes of her home birth with her daughter, Louetta.  Rumer gave birth at home surrounded by her support crew including her mum, Demi Moore and her partner, Derek Richard Thomas. Check out the powerful pictures here. 

Jessie J recently welcomed a baby boy and Kaley Couco also welcomed a little girl she named Matilda.

Ireland Baldwin gave birth to a little girl named Holland last week and she shared a series of birth photos including one of her in the bath during labour with a cheeky caption, “The photo I’m going to show my daughter when she back talks.”

There are also a fair few celebrities ready to welcome their new additions. Both Rihanna and Serena Williams are pregnant with their second children.  Clare Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their third baby very soon and Lindsey Lohan is also pregnant with her first child. Celebrity baby boom indeed!

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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