Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son to the world on February 9 and named him August Philip Hawke in a touching nod to his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.
Eugenie and Jack have been living at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor since before Christmas at the royal residence is a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle where the Queen is currently based.
From April 12 up to six people or two households have been allowed to meet up outdoors in England and the Queen could use the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions to see family members on her birthday.
Princess Eugenie and Baby August could join Queen for birthday stroll in Windsor
Princess Eugenie and Baby August: Eugenie and Jack attended Philip’s funeral
According to royal insiders, the Queen will mark her birthday with a quiet lunch for very close family members outdoors at Windsor Castle.
The current government guidelines mean up to six people or two households can currently meet up outdoors.
Given their proximity to Windsor Castle and the recent public support they have shown the Queen, the most likely royals to attend her birthday lunch are Prince Andrew, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and Prince Edward.
Details about the Queen’s private birthday celebrations will not be made public by the Palace.
Princess Eugenie and Baby August: Eugenie paid tribute to the Duke on Instagram
Princess Eugenie’s heartbreaking tribute to Prince Philip
Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, Eugenie issued a heartfelt tribute to her beloved grandfather on Instagram.
The new mum wrote the sweet message as if it were a letter to Philip himself and shared treasured memories of her grandfather.
Eugenie’s tribute read: “Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you.”
The message continued: “You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days.
“People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them.
“I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy.
“I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day.”
Princess Eugenie and Baby August: The Queen is fond of walking in the gardens at Frogmore House and may choose to do so on her birthday
Eugenie added: “I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer.
“I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.
“With all my love Eugenie.”
Philip was in hospital at the time of August’s birth and it is understood he did not get to meet his new great-grandchild before his death.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK