A Royal Baby Gets His Name

The child of Princess Eugenie is 11th in line for the British throne
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 20, 2021 9:35 AM CST
A Royal Baby Gets His Name
In this undated photo released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Britain's Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, pose for a photo with their son.   (Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank via AP)

Britain’s Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their baby boy August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. The baby—a ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II—was born Feb. 9 at London’s Portland Hospital, per the AP. Eugenie, 30, is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York and a granddaughter of the queen. The baby, who weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, is her first child and is 11th in line to the British throne. Eugenie said on Instagram that the baby is named after his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who had Augustus as a middle name.

One of his middle names pays tribute to Eugenie’s grandfather, Prince Philip. The queen’s 99-year-old husband is currently in a London hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday after feeling ill. Hawke is a Brooksbank family name. Eugenie married 35-year-old Brooksbank, a businessman, in October 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Eugenie posted a picture on Instagram of the couple holding their son, who is swaddled in a blue blanket with a matching cap. “Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express,” she wrote, adding that the photo was taken “by our wonderful midwife.” (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a baby announcement this month.)

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