Prince Andrew regularly praises his two daughters so it should perhaps come as no surprise that the Duke of York chose to mark the birthday of Princess Eugenie in such a public manner.
The proud dad shared a series of four photographs on Twitter on Saturday, marking the 29th birthday of his youngest daughter with ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York.
The photos include a shot of Eugenie – who married long-term partner Jack Brooksbank in October last year – as a newborn baby, while big sister Princess Beatrice looks on, along with a photograph of the princess riding a pony with her dad’s help.
More recent snaps included one of both girls with their mother Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, whose marriage to the Queen’s son ended in divorce in 1996, and a stunning shot taken on the steps of St George’s Chapel on the princess’ wedding day.
The photo collage was simply captioned: “Wishing Princess Eugenie a very Happy Birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH”
Many fans of the young royal responded to the post with their own well wishes for the birthday girl, with one writing: “Your hearts must swell with pride.”
Another said: Where does the time go? I vividly remember The Duchess leaving the Portland Hospital in that outfit…Happy Birthday Eugenie!!”
While a third wrote: “Happy Birthday, Princess Eugenie!! Lovely photos there of a wonderful family! Wishing Her Royal Highness with all my heart an amazing day and a great year to come!”
The duke stepped out with his daughter in London on Thursday as she carried out her first official royal engagement with new husband Jack, a drinks ambassador.
The Brooksbanks joined the princess’ father at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) for the opening of a new building. The hospital is classed as the UK’s largest leading orthopaedic hospital and was where Eugenie underwent life-changing surgery for her scoliosis when she was a young girl.
The princess looked gorgeous in a cream dress for the momentous occasion where she announced her newly appointed patronage of the hospital’s charity, a role previously held by Andrew.
Following the visit, the princess took to social media to share her feelings about the day. She wrote: “The hospital is part of who I am after being operated on when I was 12 for scoliosis. I was so lucky to have Jack come with me so I could show him where I had life changing surgery.
“For me it was a huge honour to meet the amazing patients and see the work being done to to change people’s lives. As I said in my speech today, we all share in this building because we care.”