New mother Princess Eugenie talked about her hopes for her new baby, August, in her very first interview after giving birth on Feb. 9 in London.
Speaking with Tania Bryer of CNBC, the York princess said she wants her baby, with husband Jack Brooksbank, to grow up in a world where changes can still happen. She also hopes her son will be part of these changes and make a difference in the lives of those around him.
Eugenie has been nursing August from their home in Frogmore Cottage. The Brooksbank family is temporarily staying at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's U.K. home since it's quite near to the Royal Lodge, the home of Eugenie's parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
According to Town & Country Magazine, Eugenie and her mother have been friends with Bryer for a very long time. The journalist acknowledged the friendship prior to the interview and said that she could not forget the time she went with the Duchess of York to India in 2011.
But while August might be Sarah's first biological grandchild, the duchess said in a recent YouTube video blog that she had been a grandmother for quite some time. Her other daughter, Princess Beatrice, has a stepson with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Wolfie, who is four-years-old, is Edo's son with ex-partner Dara Huang and Beatrice is also taking care of him. Sarah said that Wolfie is very much a part of their growing family.
Meanwhile, Eugenie also talked about her advocacy, The Anti-Slavery Collective, with Bryer and said that she recently met with a group of women who worked at the Women's Interlink Foundation to learn more about the devastating impact of modern slavery. The princess said that she was inspired to come up with more ways to tackle this global problem after realizing that there are hidden crimes within the community, especially in England.
The Queen's granddaughter said that modern slavery has a big scope, and it's not limited to sex trafficking or domestic servitude. Eugenie said that some people might not realize that there are modern slaves at the nail bars or car wash they frequent.
The royal added that the pandemic allowed their work at The Anti-Slavery Collective to have more access to information on modern slavery as other organizations were keen to share data about this social ill. She said that the momentum has grown among her fellow advocates to work together despite the restrictions of the lockdowns.
Eugenie is not a working royal, but she has a few charity works along with her mother and sister. She is currently the 10th in line to the British throne.