On February 9 at the Portland Hospital in London, Princess Eugenie, 30, and Jack Brooksbank, 34, became the proud parents of a newborn son. Before consenting to deliver the baby, it’s a pretty safe bet that Eugenie had Jack skulk around the hospital hallways in dark glasses and a trench coat (no, not the same ones Prince Andrew probably uses when in the vicinity of children) to make sure that Meghan Markle and her unchecked bloodlust for thunder-stealing weren’t there with a film crew, both about to strike again. You can never be too careful!
Fortunately, Meghan and Prince Harry were too busy permanently divesting themselves of their royal tooth-baring and event-attending duties to realize that such an opportune moment was lost. The last dastardly and evil laugh, however, will always be Meghan’s because she’d given birth to Archie at the same hospital almost two years earlier. Take that, Eugenie and Jack!
According to People:
“We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank,” Eugenie, 30, captioned a post on Instagram on Saturday that includes three new photos of the couple and their son.
“Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express. We are excited to be able to share these photos with you,” she continued.
In choosing their son’s middle name, the couple chose to honor Eugenie’s grandfather, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is currently in the hospital for “observation and rest” after “feeling unwell,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement earlier this week. “The doctor is acting with an abundance of caution. The Duke remains in good spirits,” a royal source told PEOPLE on Friday.
Both Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, are said to be close to their grandparents, so it was a heartfelt gesture to add “Philip” to baby August‘s full name, especially in light of Prince Philip‘s current hospital stay due to poor health at age 99.
This is the ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and first grandchild for Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Mr. and Mrs. George Brooksbank have been informed and are delighted with the news,” the statement continued. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Eugenie is “doing really well” after having a C-section due to her previous spinal surgery for scoliosis, a source who has spoken to the new mom since the birth tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, still appears to be nervously flying beneath the radar after several botched PR attempts to rehab his vile, puppet-wielding image amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
All that grossness aside for the moment, this is a joyous occasion for Eugenie and Jack, and baby August is still blissfully unaware of his grandfather’s alleged misdeeds (as we all wish we still were). Congrats to the happy new family!