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Princess Eugenie shares her excitement at being a new mum

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
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On her first Mother’s Day since welcoming her son, Princess Eugenie has said she is ”excited” about her new role.

The princess took to Instagram to share a new photo of her baby boy, August, who was born on February 9th. The eleventh in line to the throne was snapped lying on a blanket in a garden of daffodils and wrapped up warm in a knitted cardigan with matching bonnet. He was also wearing rabbit slippers which appeared to match the pair snapped by Eugenie for her pregnancy announcement in 2020.

Eugenie wrote ”I’m so excited to be August’s mum and as you can see I’m enjoying my first Mother’s Day.”

The princess also paid tribute to her own mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, sharing a photo of the two together on the day a newborn Eugenie came home from hospital. The princess said she wanted to celebrate her mum, adding ”You’ve taught me so much.”

It was one of a number of special social media posts from the Royal Family to mark Mother’s Day. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared images of cards made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for ”Granny Diana” with a message for those experiencing grief on the day. They added that ”Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William.”

Clarence House marked the day with a photo of The Prince of Wales with The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall with her mum, Rosalind Shand. The Royal Family celebrated with a picture of The Queen as a young girl with her mother, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

The Duke of Sussex later confirmed that he had arranged for flowers to be placed on the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales as he remembered her on Mother’s Day.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.