Sarah Ferguson shares throwback photos to mark Princess Eugenie's first birthday as a mum

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2 min read

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Sarah Ferguson has shared throwback pictures of Princess Eugenie, as the royal marks her first birthday as a mother.

Eugenie turned 31 on Tuesday 23 March, just a month after welcoming baby son August with husband Jack Brooksbank.

To mark the day, Ferguson shared a video message on Instagram, as well as throwback pictures on Twitter.

She wrote: "The joy of children. In deep gratitude for my luck in my glorious girls. Happy Birthday Eugenie."

On Instagram, she said the arrival of Spring always made her think of her second-born daughter.

Against backdrops of spring blooms, the Duchess of York had written: "Happy birthday dearest Eugenie.

"When I see the colour of spring, I think of your birth and what a gift you are.

"Budding with colour and love xx".

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Ferguson's messages came after the Queen's on the Royal Family instagram account, which included a photograph of Eugenie at Royal Ascot and a message which said: "Wishing Princess Eugenie a very happy birthday today!"

However other royal accounts have not shared messages, remaining focussed on the day of reflection, marking one year since the first COVID lockdown.

Eugenie and Brooksbank welcomed their first child in February, and are reported to have moved into Frogmore Cottage, which was Harry and Meghan's UK home, to be closer to her parents.

They shared details of their son's name as they celebrated her father, Prince Andrew's, birthday in February, and the princess delighted fans with an additional picture on Mother's Day.

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Eugenie is not a working royal, and has a job in the art world, while husband Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for Casamigos, a tequila company.

They married in October 2018 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, just a few months after Harry and Meghan's wedding at the same venue.