Princess Eugenie has treated fans to a video of baby August for the first time. Taking to Instagram on Tuesday night, the 31-year-old uploaded a series of stories to mark World Oceans Day (June 8).
In the clips, August can be heard making the cutest baby noises as he plays with a stuffed animal shark. And it appears the four-month-old has charming chestnut-toned locks, just like his mother!
“It’s World Oceans Day today, a day to celebrate our magnificent oceans and all the creatures in it,” Eugenie captioned the post. “A day to raise awareness for something so integral to all our lives, and a day to snuggle with fluffy sharks.”
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their baby boy into the world on February 9, naming him August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. The name pays tribute to Eugenie’s late grandfather Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9, and Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, whose full name was Franz August Karl Albert Emanuel.
Eugenie, an ambassador for the Blue Marine Foundation, also marked World Oceans Day by visiting the Forest for Change at Somerset House in London. For the occasion, she wore a beautiful summery floral dress and casual white sneakers.
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It comes a few days after the princess congratulated her cousin Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on the arrival of their new baby girl. “Congratulations dear cousins… we couldn’t be happier for you all,” she wrote on her Instagram story at the time, alongside a pic of the couple.
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning in Santa Barbara, California, according to a statement released by Harry and Meghan on Sunday night.
“On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili,” Harry and Meghan said. “She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
Lilibet was a nickname given to the Queen when she was a child because she couldn’t say ‘Elizabeth’ properly. It was how the late Prince Philip lovingly referred to his wife in private for much of their marriage, and indeed it’s believed he was the last person who still called her by her nickname. Lilibet is the Queen’s 11th great grandchild.