It looks like the honeymoon phase isn’t over just yet for newlywed Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, after the young royal posted a touching tribute, in honour of her husband’s 33rd birthday on Friday.
Taking to social media, Eugenie shared a rare selfie of the couple, who were married in October, looking rather loved-up. She captioned the post: “Happy Birthday to you, my one and only Jack. You are one of a kind and totally extraordinary. Nine birthdays and counting… to quote you from a few months ago ‘you light up my life’.”
Many royal fans were quick to comment on the stunning image, with one writing: “Have a fabulous day…and thank you for bringing so much joy into the life of our beloved Princess.”
Another added: “Enjoy your special day with your amazing beautiful wife! God bless!”
Meanwhile, Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, also took to social media to wish her son-in-law a happy birthday.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a gorgeous snap of Eugenie and Jack pictured together, with the caption: “Happy Birthday my good looking son-in-law Jack.”
It comes just days after the young royal recently opened up about the challenges she faced while recovering from spinal surgery as a child, describing the period as “traumatic”.
The 29-year-old – who was this week announced as patron of charity Horatio’s Gardens which creates gardens for spinal centres – went under the knife at the age of just 12 and had two metal rods inserted along her spine, along with two 3.8cm screws in her neck to treat scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.
Eugenie explained the importance of staying positive throughout what can be a very challenging time and revealed how her love of nature helped her through it.
Taking to social media, Prince Andrew’s daughter expressed her gratitude at being involved with the British charity, following her own experiences as a former spinal patient, something she has spoken very openly about in the past.
“I am so happy to become patron of Horatio’s Garden which creates beautiful, and completely accessible, gardens for all patients at spinal injury centres across the UK,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a gorgeous photo of herself gardening.
“As a former spinal patient myself, I understand how the chance to get outside is so beneficial not only for recovery, but for staying positive at a life-changing, and often traumatic time.”
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I am so happy to become patron of Horatio's Garden. @horatiosgarden creates beautiful, and completely accessible, gardens for all patients at spinal injury centres across the UK. Since learning about this charity back in 2016, I have fallen in love with their mission to bring joy to people and help their recovery. In 2017 I was able to visit Horatio’s Garden in Scotland, and in March this year I saw the site that has been identified at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where I underwent spinal surgery. As a former spinal patient myself, I understand how the chance to get outside is so beneficial not only for recovery, but for staying positive at a life-changing, and often traumatic, time. I hope to learn from the patients I meet and the wonderful people working to create these gardens. #garden 🌹🌳🍄