Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank name royal baby boy August Philip in sweet tribute to ill Duke of Edinburgh

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PRINCESS Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their baby son August Philip in a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Buckingham Palace today released an image of the couple with their baby boy, who was born at the Portland Hospital in London on February 9.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank hold their new baby August Philip Hawke Brooksbank

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank hold their new baby August Philip Hawke BrooksbankCredit: PA:Press Association

The baby name comes as a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh who is currently in hospital

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The baby name comes as a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh who is currently in hospitalCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Eugenie posted the news on Instagram this morning

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Eugenie posted the news on Instagram this morning

In the newly-released picture, the baby boy is wrapped in blue and has his eyes closed as he is held by his beaming father and clutches his mother's finger.

The choice of Philip as a middle name pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who remains at King Edward VII's hospital, having been admitted on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell.

Alongside the snap, Eugenie wrote on Instagram: "We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

"Thank you for so many wonderful messages.

'FULL OF LOVE'

"Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can't express."

The photos were taken by their "wonderful" midwife, the couple said.

They added: "Thank you to the wonderful essential workers including our midwife who came to discharge our boy."

Buckingham Palace today confirmed the Queen, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York had been informed of the baby's name and were "delighted with the news".

A tweet from the official royal family account said: "The couple have been touched by the well wishes they have received on the birth of their first child, and are delighted to share this first photo as a family."

It is understood the couple chose the name August after Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert, who had Augustus as a middle name.

He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to all our Family

Sarah, Duchess of York

Hawke is a Brooksbank family name, and Philip is in honour of Eugenie's grandfather and August's great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.

Eugenie's mother Sarah, Duchess of York posted on Instagram: "As Grandparents, The Duke and I are thrilled and blessed at the arrival of our grandson August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

"He is a beautiful blessing and a bringer of such love and joy to all our Family.

"I am so proud of Jack and Eugenie, they are and will be wonderful parents."

Buckingham Palace today confirmed the Queen, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York had been informed of the baby's name and were "delighted with the news"

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Buckingham Palace today confirmed the Queen, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York had been informed of the baby's name and were "delighted with the news"Credit: Getty Images

Eugenie announced her baby joy on Instagram earlier this month with a picture of the baby's tiny hand and three blue heart emojis

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Eugenie announced her baby joy on Instagram earlier this month with a picture of the baby's tiny hand and three blue heart emojis

Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank wed in a glittering ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in front of royal and celebrity guests in October 2018

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Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank wed in a glittering ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in front of royal and celebrity guests in October 2018Credit: EPA

On the day of his birth, Eugenie, 30, and Jack gave the world the first glimpse of their baby, posting a black and white image on Instagram of their hands cradling his tiny fingers and wrist.

The new royal baby - Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank's first child - is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's ninth great-grandchild.

He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place where Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019.

It is also the hospital where Eugenie herself was born in 1990.

Baby August falls was born 11th in line to the throne, falling after Princess Eugenie and before the Earl of Wessex.

However, he will move to 12th place once Prince Harry and Meghan's second child arrives.

Where does August Philip fall in the line of succession?

Princess Eugenie's baby son August was born 11th in line to the throne, falling after Eugenie and before the Earl of Wessex. However, he will not be known as a Prince, and he is not entitled to use an HRH style, nor to have a title. He will move to 12th place once Prince Harry and Meghan's second child arrives. Edward, who was third in line when he was born in 1964, is currently in 12th place. Until Baby Sussex arrives, the first 10 places remain unchanged - the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, the Duke of Sussex, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

August Philip is not entitled to use an HRH style, nor to have a title, so he will not be known as a Prince.

He is a regular Master Brooksbank.

Edward, who was third in line when he was born in 1964, is currently in 12th place.

Eugenie and Jack have recently spent time during lockdown at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former home, Frogmore cottage. 

The couple moved into the five-bedroom home in Windsor in November after a direct arrangement with the Sussexes.

New mum Eugenie, who is a director at Mayfair art gallery Hausery& Wirth, is currently on maternity leave.

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She met future husband Jack, a businessman, in Swiss skiing resort Verbier in 2010, and in a joint interview on The One Show two years ago revealed that he proposed while on holiday in Nicaragua.

They tied the knot in October 2018 at a glitzy ceremony in St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Pregnant Princess Eugenie pictured back in September

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Pregnant Princess Eugenie pictured back in September

Princess Eugenie announced her pregnancy last year with this picture on Instagram

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Princess Eugenie announced her pregnancy last year with this picture on InstagramCredit: Instagram

The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, stand with Princess Eugenie after her birth at The Portland Hospital in 1990

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The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, stand with Princess Eugenie after her birth at The Portland Hospital in 1990

Princess Eugenie gives birth to baby boy – her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank

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