Announcing the news today, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: ‘Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are pleased to announce they are expecting their second child this summer.
‘The family are delighted and August is very much looking forward to being a big brother.’
Moments later, Eugenie shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page, taken by her husband Jack, showing her young son kissing her stomach, writing: ‘We’re so excited to share that there will be a new addition to our family this summer.’
Princess Eugenie is pregnant with her second child and due to give birth in the summer, it has been announced
While it is not known where the photo of Princess Eugenie and August was taken, it appears to have been snapped in the past few weeks, with frost on the ground.
In the snap, the mother-of-one can be seen beaming down at her young son, who snuggled into her tummy enthusiastically.
It is not currently known whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
The Princess has had a busy few months, making a number of appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s carol concert.
The Princess has had a busy few months, making a number of appearances at royal events, including attending church in Sandringham at Christmas and attending Kate’s carol concert (pictured with her husband Jack)
The royal shared an adorable snap on her Instagram page showing her young son kissing her stomach, and taken by her husband Jack (pictured, the caption on the image)
Eugenie tied-the-knot with her husband Jack in October 2018, before they welcomed their first child, August, in February 2021.
She announced her first pregnancy in a similar fashion, posting a snap on Instagram at the same time the palace announced the news.
He weighed 8lbs 1oz and the couple broke with tradition by immediately sharing a black and white photo to Eugenie’s Instagram of their baby boy, showing them holding his tiny hand.
Proud new mother Eugenie followed the post with three blue hearts after welcoming her son at the luxury private hospital where Meghan Markle also gave birth to her son, Archie.
It comes after Eugenie said she wants her son to be a climate change activist from ‘aged two’ and has stopped using plastic at home.
Princess Eugenie said her one-year-old son, August, is the focus of her climate change activism (pictured with her son at the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the 32-year-old said giving birth to her son August in 2021 ‘totally changed’ her outlook on the environment.
She said: ‘My son’s going to be an activist from two years old, which is in a couple of days.
‘Everything is for them, right? Every decision we now make has to be about how August is going to be able to live his life.’
Her comments echo interventions by her cousin Prince Harry, 38, who has described how ‘everything changed’ when he became a father because he started to question ‘what is the point in bringing a new person into this world when they get to your age and it’s on fire?’
The Duke of York’s daughter said that becoming a mother has made her more concerned for communities vulnerable to climate change in a discussion with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp.
In an interview with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Humanity at Risk Basecamp, Eugenie said educating her son about the environment is a ‘battle’
Eugenie, speaking with Reuters editor-at-large Axel Threlfall and Arctic Humanity founder Gail Whiteman, said: ‘My son’s going to be an activist from two years old, which is in a couple of days. So, he, everything is for them.
‘I talked to Peter Thomson, the UN Special Envoy for Oceans and all he says to me is that I do this for my grandchildren. And that’s the same.
‘Every decision we now make has to be for whether August, what he’s going to be able to look at and do and how he’s going to live his life.
‘But I think also as a mother, you all of a sudden, totally you change, your hormones change, everything changes.
She also warned of the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in the interview during the World Economic Forum in Davos
‘Like now I’m scared of flying and things like that and I would never be before.’
Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter said she views the world differently since becoming a mother, and her concerns about climate change have affected how she lives.
She revealed: ‘At home we have no plastic, we try to as much as possible have no plastic and I’m trying to teach him that. But it’s a battle.’
But the princess also spoke of her hope for the future of the environment, saying: ‘I like to be ‘glass half full’.’
Eugenie added: ‘I’d rather be that way, but sometimes the facts and the figures and sometimes having the dinners do give you that sort of sense of frustration and doom and gloom.’
And she also warned of the impact of a changing environment on vulnerable communities, adding: ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking is a really big issue across the globe.
‘There are 49million people estimated in slavery today and we know that when the climate is vulnerable, the most vulnerable people are affected by it.
‘And we’re going to see that more and more, you know, each time there’s a crisis happening, that people are going to be vulnerable and taken into difficult situations.