Princess Eugenie has celebrated the arrival of a new year with a gripping collection of family photographs from 2021, amid growing pressure on her father, Prince Andrew, following Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, took to Instagram to share memorable moments from the past year, when both her first baby son August came, but also the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
The royal also paid tribute to father-in-law George Brooksbank, father of her husband Jack, who sadly died days before his granddaughter’s christening in November.
The collection included a first look into baby August’s baptism at the All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park, which was shared with Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas.
Princess Eugenie has celebrated the arrival of a new year with a gripping collection of family photos from 2021, including cute family photos with husband Jack Brooksbank
The collection included a first look into baby August’s baptism at the All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park, which was shared with Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas
Last year, Eugenie welcomed her first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who is 11th in line to the throne, with Jack on February 9 at London’s Portland Hospital.
Next to the pictures she wrote: ‘Happy New Year to all .. Goodbye 2021. A year that blessed us with our boy and saw our family grow with new additions, but also a year that took some of our biggest and clearest light. Forever in our hearts. ‘
Last year, Eugenie welcomed her first child, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who is 11th in line to the throne, with Jack on 9 February at London’s Portland Hospital.
She shared cute pictures that went with her son – The Queen’s ninth great-grandchild – believed to have been taken on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage, where the couple currently live.
The royal also posted cute selfies taken with her husband Jack, which she married at a ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in October 2018.
Eugenie also gave an insight into rare double royal christening in Windsor, where August was baptized with his second cousin, Lucas, in the presence of the Queen, who at the time was on doctors’ orders to rest for more than a month.
The royal also celebrated the birth of her lovely one after sister Princess Beatrice gave birth to baby girl Sienna at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in September and shared a picture of the baby’s footprints.
She shared adorable photos that went with her son – the Queen’s ninth great-grandchild – with his father Jack, who is believed to have been taken at their home in Windsor
The royal also posted a picture of Jack’s father George Brooksbank, who sadly died earlier this year, along with his brother Thomas
The royal also posted cute selfies taken with husband Jack, which she married at a ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in October 2018
While Eugenie had a lot to celebrate this year, she also shared some of the more difficult moments of the year – by posting a picture of her grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip.
The touching photo, taken by the Countess of Wessex, shows the couple at one of their ‘happy places’ – the Coyles of Muick hills near Balmoral, where they enjoyed walking and picnicking through their long lives together.
Eugenie, whose son was named after Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 this year, also posted a picture of Jack’s father George, who died earlier this year, along with his brother Thomas.
This has been a particularly difficult year for the princess, whose father, Prince Andrew, is facing a growing scandal surrounding his affiliation with alleged sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.
The Duke of York is facing a civil case against one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, Mrs Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew at Ghislaine Maxwell’s home in London after spending an evening at nightclub Tramp, an assertion which the prince vehemently denies.
She shared cute photos that went with her son – the queen’s ninth great-granddaughter – believed to have been taken on the grounds of Frogmore Cottages, where the couple currently live
A touching picture, taken by the Countess of Wessex, shows the Queen and Prince Philip in one of their ‘happy places’ – the Coyles of Muick hills near Balmoral, where they enjoyed walking and picnicking through their long lives together
But the Duke of York suffered a significant legal setback in the civil case after his lawyers failed to have the complaint dismissed on technical grounds. His legal team was hoping to get the case closed, claiming that neither Mrs. Giuffre nor the prince are U.S. residents, and therefore the U.S. courts have no jurisdiction.
Prince Andrew is among a number of high-profile men who have been linked to Epstein and Maxwell – who risk up to 65 years in federal prison following his conviction for six charges of sex trafficking.
Last night, Prince Andrew’s family stood on a common front when they were seen for the first time since the verdict of the Duke of York’s close friend Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking.
The Duchess of York joined forces with her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank as they went for a walk in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier.
The five appeared to be in good spirits despite the growing scandal surrounding the Duke of York’s affiliation with the victim of sex trafficking Virginia Giuffre.
The family is believed to have flown out to Switzerland on Christmas Day, while Prince Andrew remained in his Royal Lodge home inside the Queen’s Windsor estate.
The royal also celebrated the birth of her lovely, after Sister Princess Beatrice gave birth to the girl Sienna at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in September and shared a picture of the baby’s footprints
Eugenie, whose son was named after Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 this year, shared a photo of his son August as a newborn
The Duchess declined to comment on recent events as she was approached on the street.
The 62-year-old simply said, ‘We are on a family vacation.’
Royal courtiers are discussing plans to deprive Prince Andrew of his title as Duke of York if he loses the lawsuit brought by the sex abuse prosecutor Virginia Giuffre, according to the Sunday Times.
Other ideas allegedly considered by the royal household include sending the duke into some form of “internal exile” and asking him to give up any connection he still has to charities.
Mrs Giuffre claims that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17, which he denies, and is suing for unspecified compensation. The duke resigned from public duties in November 2019 ‘for the foreseeable future’ due to his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in the wake of the disastrous Newsnight interview, which he had hoped would clear his name.
A source said: ‘If [Prince Andrew] loses the case, the question is what do you do with him? You can not make him resign as you would a normal person, but he would be asked to suspend his duchy. ‘
Royal insiders said it would be difficult to persuade the queen to remove the title of Duke of York, as it was held by her father, George VI, before he became king, and she bestowed it on her favorite son. But he has dishonored that title ‘, the Sunday Times reported.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said regarding allegations that the duke could lose his title: ‘These are speculations and the comments are baseless. We will not comment on an ongoing legal case. ‘
And in a further battle, the duke is said to be under pressure to give up his nine military roles, according to defense sources. Military chiefs hope he will step down so the queen does not have to deprive him of his honorary titles, the Sunday People reported.
In light of the Duke’s close friendship with Epstein and Maxwell, senior army commanders believe that it is not possible for Andrew to continue his role as commander-in-chief of the nine military regiments, units and corps.