Princess Eugenie, 31, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, are currently based at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the UK residence of Meghan Markle, 39 and Prince Harry, 36. The property has been on loan to them from the Sussexes since before Christmas and is where they have been settling into parenthood following their son August Philip Hawke’s birth on February 9.
Eugenie and Jack tied the knot on October 12, 2018, and following their wedding moved into Ivy Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
While Eugenie is not a working royal, both she and her big sister Princess Beatrice, 32, live in royal residences provided by the crown.
Frogmore is the perfect base for new mum Eugenie as it is just up the road from her parents Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson, 60, who live at the Royal Lodge in Great Windsor Park.
The doting grandparents are understood to have been lending Eugenie and Jack a hand with childcare following little August’s arrival.
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Given that Harry and Meghan are expected to remain in the USA long-term, they are unlikely to be in a rush to oust Eugenie and Jack from Frogmore.
This means the couple’s former Kensington Palace pad could go to another member of the Royal Family.
Princess Beatrice has an apartment at St James’s Palace which may have been suited to her while she was single but since her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi last July could have become a bit cramped.
Edo has a son who he co-parents with his ex Dara Huang and who often stays over with him and Bea.
Eugenie has delighted fans with regular photo updates of her son since his birth and shared a stunning new picture over Easter weekend.
The Instagram snap showed Eugenie, Jack and baby August standing beneath a huge tree that was dripping in blossom.
The caption read: “Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a blossoming Spring.”
Frogmore Cottage is also just up the road from Windsor Castle where Eugenie’s grandparents Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, have spent the best part of lockdown.
The Queen carried out her first face-to-face royal engagement in months last week as she attended a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Australian Royal Air Force.
Despite the Queen’s official outing it is not yet known whether she has already ready met her ninth great-grandchild August.
August is 11th in line to the throne and unlike his mum, Eugenie was not automatically entitled to a royal title at birth.
While August is unlikely to ever be a working member of the Royal Family he is expected to have a traditional christening in due course.
Given that the Queen and Philip made it due to Beatrice’s low key wedding despite the pandemic last summer it seems likely they would attend Baby August’s christening too.