Princess Eugenie is going to be an "incredibly empathetic" mother to the baby she's going to welcome in February 2021 with her husband Jack Brooksbank.
The York princess' mother, Sarah Ferguson, told Us Weekly in a recent interview that she knows Eugenie will be a "great mother" because she was raised to be a determined and strong individual. The Duchess of York also said that her daughter had shown her commitment to giving a voice to anyone with her work in the charity Anti-Slavery Collective. Eugenie is one of the co-founders of the initiative that helps raise awareness to stop modern slavery around the world.
Sarah also said that she was always around Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, while they were growing up, and she feels that her daughter will do the same with her baby. The Duchess of York said that she aimed to be a "present" mom for her daughters after growing up without her own mother around to guide her.
The ex-wife of Prince Andrew is very eager for the birth of her first grandchild as much as Eugenie and her husband are excited about expanding their family. Sarah said that she's dedicating her next children's book, The Adventures of Charlie, Blue, and Larry the Lamp Post, to the baby.
The prolific author plans to release at least one book a month and create a library dedicated to her grandkids. She said that she looks forward to storytime when the baby is old enough to appreciate reading.
It comes as Eugenie shared a photo on her Instagram account with her husband to celebrate the third anniversary of the day they announced their engagement in 2018, after nearly a decade of dating. In October of that same year, the couple exchanged vows at the St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the same church where Eugenie's cousin, Prince Harry, took Meghan Markle as his bride just a few months before.
Two years after getting married, Eugenie announced during the pandemic year that she and Jack are expecting their first baby. Sources have speculated that her due date is drawing near and that she's "nesting" in Frogmore Cottage, where she and Jack plan to raise the baby.
The house was a gift from Queen Elizabeth to Prince Harry and Meghan, who have allowed the Brooksbank to use the house since they are currently in Los Angeles. It is understood that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will still make Frogmore Cottage their home if they are in the U.K., but Harry and Meghan plan to set their roots in the U.S. and make regular visits back home once the travel situation is better.
Frogmore Cottage is also quite near the Royal Lodge, the home Sarah shares with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. This will allow for Eugenie's parents to make frequent visits once the baby is home.
Eugenie's in-laws are also quite excited to welcome the latest addition to the Brooksbank family. Reports cited that security of the home of Jack's parents in South London has been improved with CCTV. Visitors have also been asked to comply with a bag search protocol.