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.